Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch 12 Year is the world’s most awarded single malt scotch whiskey. It’s the winner of gold medals in 2014 at both the International Spirits Competition (ISC) and the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).
Still golden in color and family distilled since 1887, this top-of-the-top-shelf scotch has a unique freshness, which it gets from the spring water flowing in Scotland’s Highlands region. Featuring a fruity, elegant nose with hints of pear, this scotch is faintly sweet and scented with apple and wood. Robust and full-bodied, the fruity scent develops into a sweet mix of butterscotch, cream, malt and oak flavors. The result is remarkably soft, rounded and long lasting in the finish.
Those tastes develop carefully during a 12-year-long maturity in American oak and European oak sherry casks. Then, they mellow to create oak flavors that are sweet and subtle in marrying tuns.
Master distillers at Glenfiddich suggest that single malt scotches pair best with other delicate flavors, similar to how lighter wines are often paired with lighter fare such as seafood and poultry. Trust your taste buds accordingly.