Whisky Review: Glenfiddich ‘Project XX’

Tasting Notes:

Glenfiddich Experimental Series 02 ‘Project XX’

Style: Sweet and Spicy

Nose:

Almost a winey texture on the nose, clean thread of autumn apples feeding through the scent. Generous caramel-cereal crust shatters to reveal orange candy, fruity liquorice lurking within. A quick of honey and black pepper spice dusting over.

Palate:

Deeper, initial touch of black liquorice and tropical gummies. Fragrant apple crumbles and overripe fruits simmering with vanilla cream and chilli flakes. Malt syrup dripping and finishes with a sweet creamy mocha touch.

Finish:

Coffee mate with sweet cranberries and candied pears. Subtle but enduring apples last very long to finish.

Thoughts:

A sweet Glenfiddich which is tuned up by decent spice (finally!). Rich and louder flavours closely arranged to each other. Relatively fuzzy and soft textured comparing to its counterparts. Sherry influence is somewhat more evident but it feels there are more than that going on. Quite good. I must also add the packaging is spectacular!

[47% • 2016 • Original Bottling • No Age Statement • Non Chill Filtered • General Release]

-Esmond