Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Sherry Cask Finish is a new single malt matured in American and European Oak casks before finishing in Amontillado sherry casks.
The launch of this new, permanent expression fills a flavor gap in the Glenfiddich Core Range, as the first sherry-forward single malt for the brand.
“The core character of Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Sherry Cask Finish remains true to the heart of our signature Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old, with a sweet, fruitiness rich in fresh pear and crisp apple,” says Malt Master Brian Kinsman. “The flavor is deeper, sweeter, and oakier, with light spice, delicate hints of dried fruits, and a touch of baked apple.”
Amontillado is a sherry type from the Spanish sherry region of Jerez that is characterized as being darker than Fino and lighter than Oloroso, the company says. Amontillado is considered to be one of the four major dry sherries but still displays sweet notes like hazelnut and caramel.
Amontillado sherry casks represent only 1.8% of all sherry produced, the company says.
Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old Sherry Cask Finish is now available across California and Florida at a suggested retail price of $54.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
This follows the recent launch of Glenfiddich Time Re:Imagined and Grande Couronne single malt Scotch whisky.