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Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby Ardbeg311 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:09 pm

I have searched the forum here and have not found much information on the Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%). The reason I post is that yesterday I saw this available in a local whisky shop (Rome) and was wondering if anybody has tried it and what his/her reaction to it was. I am aware of the 15yo Solera and it was not that bottle. The container was green and said cask strength.

All I think I know at this point are two things:
(1) Glenfiddich did produce at 15yo Cask Strength whisky but has not done so for the general market since 1999.

(2) If my memory serves me correctly, I seem to remember this bottle now only being available at duty free shops. I hope I am not confusing it with the Glenlivet Nadurra. If I am correct in assuming that Glenfiddich only produces this bottle for duty free (they do not list it on their website) then why would I be seeing it now available in a local whisky shop? Is Glenfiddich producing this bottle now outside of duty free as well? The shop had a number of bottles available and so I find it hard to believe that it is left over from 1999. How could I distinguish the 1999 from today's duty free version?

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Postby vitara7 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:52 pm

its now only for sale in duty free, and also its now in very difffrent packaging.

if i recall whisky-online had one for about £85 - £90 not so long ago.
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:20 pm

also is the one at duty free not 50.5%
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Postby Admiral » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:40 am

I haven't seen a bottle here in Australia for about a year or so, but I've drunk a bit of it in the past.

Yes, it used to be sold in a green tube.

I thought it was a pretty good whisky....at least for a Glenfiddich! :wink:

Seriously, it was much better than standard 12yo Glenfiddich, and the extra strength cast a very different flavour profile to what the sherry-influenced 15yo Solera bottling offered.

If the bottle is priced within your affordability, I recommend you try it.

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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby borgom » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:09 pm

Does anyone have more info or opinions on this whisky? Also wondering how it compares to the solera and the 18.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:24 am

You might PM Ganga. I've heard him rave about the Glenfiddich 15 CS bought in Duty Free.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:50 pm

lohssanami wrote:You might PM Ganga. I've heard him rave about the Glenfiddich 15 CS bought in Duty Free.

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Actually, about 4 to 6 weeks ago I had the opportunity to try the old issue for general realease against a much more current dutyfree bottling. My preference is for the cask strength versus the 18, although the 18 is really starting to open up now. The older bottling for the general market was much more malty and fruity. The current duty free I found to still have a fair amount of fruits but was much more in line with the current bottling of Solera (now no longer labeled Solera). Lots of cinnamon and wood spices. For more information on thoughts regarding the Glenfiddich current (mostly so) check the Live Tastings thread for Glenfiddich.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby borgom » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:39 pm

Cheers Ganga, it sounds fantastic :thumbsup:
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby DeerLass » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:38 pm

What is the difference between Glenfiddich 15-year-old Cask Strength and Glenfiddich Distillery Edition?

A: Glenfiddich Distillery Edition is the new name for Glenfiddich 15-year-old Cask Strength.
Although the name has changed, the whisky hasn't.

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I work for the company that make Glenfiddich, this answer was on the glenfiddich blog although it was from 10 Apr 06, so look for the distillery edition

If your still having trouble finding it then let me know and I will see what I can do or use the blog (google Glenfiddich blog), Ian's a great guy and knows loads about our whisky
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby borgom » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:43 am

DeerLass, I know this is a little off topic but do you know if the Glenfiddich 18 has always been bottled at 40%. I seem to recall it being bottled at 43% a couple of years back - is this correct? Or do you bottle at 40% for some markets and 43% for others?
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby DeerLass » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:16 am

borgom I will try to find out for you
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby borgom » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:18 pm

Fantastic, thank you :thumbsup:
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:20 pm

borgom wrote:DeerLass, I know this is a little off topic but do you know if the Glenfiddich 18 has always been bottled at 40%. I seem to recall it being bottled at 43% a couple of years back - is this correct? Or do you bottle at 40% for some markets and 43% for others?


Well, I can answer you in part right now. My current bottle of 18 is 43%.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby borgom » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:49 am

Ganga, I'm jealous! Do you get Laph 10 at 43% too?
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby lohssanami » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:13 am

borgom wrote:Ganga, I'm jealous! Do you get Laph 10 at 43% too?


Sorry Borgom, but we do get Laph 10 at 43% over here as well.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:53 pm

As Tim mentions, yes the Laphroaig 10 is at 43% and yes there are lots of stock still in the US (or at least in So. California). I have had some of the 10 at 40% and it is very similar to the one at 43% but I just like the extra oomph of the extra 3%.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby borgom » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:05 am

I don't understand why whiskies are bottled at different strengths for different countries but, I :headbang: want :headbang: my :headbang: Laph :headbang: 10 :headbang: at :headbang: 43% :headbang: back :headbang: in :headbang: Australia :headbang:
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:22 pm

DeerLass wrote:What is the difference between Glenfiddich 15-year-old Cask Strength and Glenfiddich Distillery Edition?

A: Glenfiddich Distillery Edition is the new name for Glenfiddich 15-year-old Cask Strength.
Although the name has changed, the whisky hasn't.

Ardbeg311

I work for the company that make Glenfiddich, this answer was on the glenfiddich blog although it was from 10 Apr 06, so look for the distillery edition

If your still having trouble finding it then let me know and I will see what I can do or use the blog (google Glenfiddich blog), Ian's a great guy and knows loads about our whisky


The Glenfiddich distillery edition is from a single cask.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby DeerLass » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:32 pm

BruceCrichton wrote:The Glenfiddich distillery edition is from a single cask.


Glenfiddich 15-year-old Cask Strength is aswell

you might be thinking of the Glenfiddich 15-year-old Solera Reserve which is like a big mixing pot of whisky and hence contains a mix of lots of aged whisky

was about to say old whisky.....

but then i thought .....is whisky the only thing that gets better the older it gets...know i don't, 2 nights rock climbing and I am sitting here in pain :(

I believe the 43% can still be purchased on Internet if really wanted
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Re: Glenfiddich 15yo Cask Strength (51%)

Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:02 pm

DeerLass wrote:
BruceCrichton wrote:The Glenfiddich distillery edition is from a single cask.


Glenfiddich 15-year-old Cask Strength is aswell

you might be thinking of the Glenfiddich 15-year-old Solera Reserve which is like a big mixing pot of whisky and hence contains a mix of lots of aged whisky

was about to say old whisky.....

but then i thought .....is whisky the only thing that gets better the older it gets...know i don't, 2 nights rock climbing and I am sitting here in pain :(

I believe the 43% can still be purchased on Internet if really wanted


I'm not thinking of the Solera reserve, I'm talking about the single cask stuff you can bottle yourself at the distillery.
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