BTC sample 7 – Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Samples

Well, no introduction today… I’ve run out of introductory crap to write.

Sniff:

Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Sample

Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Sample

Again, one of those thickly bourbon-cask-coated whisky that kind of hide the distillery character. Vanilla, simple syrup, pineapple. Thick creamy custard, lemon curd. Could be the same as the Scapa, on first nosing. There’s a tiny bit of a floral essence in the background too, almost laundry detergent-esk.

Sip:
Spicy and dry. Wood, vanilla, cinnamon and black pepper. I guess the alcohol is quite high because of quite some burn. At least 57%, maybe more. Maybe a hint of salt too?

Swallow:
The finish goes back to the vanilla and has a warming effect to it. Not much new happening now.

A fairly random bourbon cask without much distillery character behind it. This makes guessing what it is extremely difficult so I play it safe and go for Speyside. I pick Glen Keith, not sure why. Probably because the list of options is rather small then.

It turns out to be one of the Brand Ambassador Samples from Glenfiddich. Thanks Tony, only 20 points. Kind of difficult to guess a whisky that has never been available, and is normally not bottled as a bourbon cask. Maybe the middle-of-the-roadness should have sent me towards Glenfiddich though.

Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Samples, 7 years old, 61.9%

About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and read quite some books. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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