Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Previously $80)
Gold Medal winner at the 17th annual International Spirit Challenge. Distiller notes: "The Malt Master's Edition is matured twice, each time for a number of years, in two separate casks consecutively. First the whisky is aged in traditional oak for a period of years then in the highest quality sherry casks for its final years of maturation. This creates a rich, complex whisky with flavors imparted from both woods. This labor-intensive process differs from finishing in that there is a balance of maturation for several years in two distinct woods, not long-term aging in one type of wood followed by a short period spent in another. As a result of these efforts our "Double-Matured" Malt Master's Edition has a truly unique taste. Bottled at 43% ABV, the nose entices with damp earth and whisky-soaked wood intermingling with vanilla and smoky embers. On the palette, zingy sherbet leads but this slowly turns to plum and spice with hints of almond and wedding cake. The finish is silky smooth."