It has been awhile since I've explored deliciousness from across the pond, so instead of Bourbon or American Rye, tonight's pour is Scotch whisky: Specifically Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams from 2012.
As a single malt, a Scotch must be distilled in a pot still, and it must be produced at a single distillery.
Glenfiddich is a Speyside whisky. The Speyside region is the largest in all of Scotland. The water used in the distillation process comes from the River Spey. Speyside whiskies typically are the most complex, with elegant flavors and aromas.
Nosing this Whisky brings vanilla and fruits, with a background of oakiness. Swirling it again brings fresh, fruity waves to the nostrils. When the glass is brought to my mouth, I'm inhaling sweet vanilla.
Tilting the glass brings the liquid to my tongue and fruitiness and spices, along with that oaky flavor.
The finish is lingering and very pleasant with the oak and spice. The finish lingers pleasantly.
This bottle was allocated for the USA market only. There is a different Cask of Dreams for at least the Canadian market as well. I'm unsure of the differences, but the American version has been finished in American white oak.
Bottled at 97.6°, this is a warmer Scotch that offers some great flavor. Cheers and Slàinte!