Friday, November 30, 2012

Fiddich Select

This has been a hit at the Fiddich for the last 2 weeks. Glenronach's 21 year old "Parliament". Matured in a combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez sherry casks. Named “Parliament” after the colony, or “parliament” of rooks that have been nesting in the trees overlooking the distillery for almost 200 years.

It starts with a delicate mix of ripe Autumnal fruits - blackberries and red plums. Rich Oloroso sherry and candied orange segements. Spiced oatmeal biscuits and toasted oak fragrances. The palate fins the resolute flavours of fine Oloroso sherry and bitter chocolate sauce, which has been spread liberally over homemade plum pudding. This is infused with fabulous spicy notes - cinnamoon, allspice and nutmeg. Full bodied with smooth tannins and a long and lasting finish.