Single Malt Spring Day – Glenfiddich 21

Some say that Scotch whisky isn’t necessarily a warm, weather drink. And some say that any day that ends in a ‘y’ is a good day for a wee dram. As luck would have it, this afternoon one of the Baron’s reps came by to discuss future projects and left him with a parting gift – a generous pour of Glenfiddch 21 Year Old.

Since it’s not my nature to be selfish when enjoying my beverages, I flipped through my mental Roladex and quick texted a friend who might be nearby and able to meet with me to enjoy and review with me. Joe Satava, who is an excellent pianist (& a hobby mixologist – from whom I was referred to the hot chocolate recipe) was able to squeeze in a few minutes to sit outside with me for this, uh….task.

This exceptional spirit is aged for a minimum of 21 years in ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks before being finished for four months in specially selected rum casks. This treatment results in some beautiful tropical fruit and citrus notes – and as you’ll hear lends itself quite nicely to being enjoyed in the summer weather.