Collector57 wrote:I believe it's a replacement for the 12 and is to a different "recipe".
It doesn't seem the same to me (but I've only had it in the pub so maybe my taste buds were numbed!)
Just doesn't seem as "bright"
Last fall, I attended a Glenfiddich tasting, where we were fortunate enough to have Ian Millar, Glenfiddich's Global Brand Ambassador & Master Distiller, run the session for us.
I asked him if all the various expressions were based on the same new make, and he stated that they were. But he did say though, that other than age, an important variable in the various expressions is the ratio of sherry casks to bourbon casks vatted together for a given bottling. The older expressions have a higher proportion of sherry cask aged barrels.