Re: glenfiddich 15/18
What I mean by this comment is that some "smokeheads" often are so to the exclusion of all others...or feel that that other types of whisky are somehow inferior, less manly, less hairy chested!
I know, because, I've been there, done that!!! I must admit to a certain ...erm...slant to the likes of Ardbeg 10 etc. which always feel like a kind of homecoming to me.
Taking this into account, I find the Glenfiddich 15 to be one of my favourites outside of this "favoured" profile(i.e. smokehead!) along with most sherried Macallans(esp. the 18 YOs) the old Portwood Glenmo, the new Nectar D'Or, bladnochs, rosebanks...even the totally unpeated Glengoyne I find delicious.
But none of them have the "arrr, me hearties!" factor of a good Ardbeg!
...and that doesn't stop my enthusiasm for the Solera. which I consider to be the best of the Glenfiddich range, with the 18 second and the Rum finish 21 third. All very good.
However, I'd wager that many here would join me in welcoming a 46 NCF version of the Solera, or even better full cask strength. I actually think such a whisky would shade even the wonderful CS Nadurra, and possibly even the Abunadh...