In 2013 Glenfiddich Distillery removed Special Reserve, Solera Reserve and Rich Oak from Travel Retail range and replaced them with The Cask Collection, NAS expressions aged in different types of wood and married in solera vat.
According to the company statement “Cask Collection is the most innovative launch of the year”. Glenfiddich Reserve Cask is aged in ex-sherry casks individually selected by the distillery malt master Brian Kinsman before being married in solera vat.
Nose: sweet and spicy, toasted bread, mixed berries marmalade, raisins, cloves, old leather and hints of oak.
Palate: smooth and silky, prunes, dried apples and pears, almonds, mulling spice and touch of oak.
Finish: fairly long, rich sherry notes, dried fruit and subtle oaky dryness.