The first whisky of this age released by the Glenfiddich distillery, Excellence 26 Year Old is a very special release that was matured exclusively in American oak bourbon barrels for notes of vanilla and spice alongside classic Glenfiddich notes and a vein of oak running right through the middle.
Nose: Very fruit driven nose. Green fruits with touches of passion fruit backed up with very well judged vanilla. There are floral overtones – jasmine?
Palate: Soft and plush on the palate. Liquorice, vanilla, toffee with cooked spices –nutmeg and cinnamon. Soft old leather and charred pineapple.
Finish: Medium to long. Pleasing warmth with some spice from the tannins.
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