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Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Collection 20cl Gift Pack


7th November 2013
Distiller launches exclusive Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Collection 20cl gift pack.

Glenfiddich has unveiled the Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Collection Gift Pack containing three 20cl bottles, one each of the popular Age of Discovery Collection whiskies. The pack is exclusive to travel retail but will also be available to visitors to the Glenfiddich distillery. A great idea from the team at Glenfiddich, it gives you the chance to experience the three pioneering 19 Year Old whiskies side by side.

The innovative Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Collection celebrates the remarkable pioneering spirit of early adventurers; those who made extraordinary journeys that revolutionised our understanding of the world, and still exhilarate us today. The beautifully presented gift box is made up of three individual 20cl bottles containing; Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish, Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve and Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish, making this an ideal gift for the discerning drinker, keen to expand on their whisky-tasting adventure.

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish celebrates the adventurous spirit of 15th century Portuguese explorers who discovered the islands of Porto Santo and Madeira, reinterpreting our geographical understanding of the world. This whisky marks a series of firsts, being not only the first 19 Year Old Glenfiddich, but the first to be finished in Madeira casks and the first release in the Glenfiddich Age of Discovery range.

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve is inspired by the great American rivers that brought commerce and industry to the cities in the South during the 19th century whisky industry boom. It is a rich and velvety single malt Scotch whisky completely matured in traditional American Bourbon casks.

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish pays homage to Charles Darwin’s legendary voyage upon HMS Beagle to South America in 1831. An adventurous whisky, bursting with flavour, it is finished in casks which previously housed full bodied red wines produced in South America, marking another Glenfiddich milestone.

The three 20cl bottles are displayed in a striking, premium gift box featuring the maps that chart the pioneering journeys which have inspired each of the whiskies in the Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Collection. The exclusive, beautifully designed packaging makes this a truly unique present.

Testament to the exquisiteness of these whiskies and Glenfiddich’s position as the World’s Most Awarded single malt Scotch Whisky, each whisky from the range has won a host of awards. Most recently both Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish and Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve were awarded gold medals at the 2013 Scotch Whisky Masters and the International Spirits Challenge. Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve was also named Best Speyside Single Malt (13-20 years) at the World Whiskies Awards.

The Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Collection Gift Pack is available from October exclusively in Global Travel Retail outlets and at The Glenfiddich Distillery.
 

Glenfiddich Age Of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish
Tasting Notes


William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose:  A hint of moss, fresh juicy pears, tangy orange. A touch of sweet Madeira wine and fruitcake in the back ground.

Taste: Light bodied, rich, sweet, fresh and spicy. Stem ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, orange zest, peppery, mossy and touch of drying oak.

Finish: A medium length finish. Slightly drying spicy oak, cinnamon, nutty.

SMW Score 89/100
 

Glenfiddich  Age of Discovery Cask Bourbon Cask Finish
Tasting Notes


Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Warm, crunchy toffee and deep citrus notes, marmalade on toast and a whiff of a fine old orange liqueur, are balanced by dry almost smoky notes of oak tannin.

Taste: Intriguing layers of light tannin, underpinned by rich notes of vanilla pod, fine leather and Havana tobacco. Develops into a sweet, velvety mouth-feel with spicy hints of cardamom and nutmeg

Finish: Warm, delightful long finish.

SMW Score 92/100
 

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish
Tasting Notes


Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Toasted marshmallow, red berry and vanilla oak tannin - ripe fruits and a hint of woody spice.

Taste: Spicy notes on first taste – deep and smooth with velvety sweetness. Rich oak notes and berry sweetness.

Finish: Sweet with a long lingering tannin.

SMW Score 91/100
 

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