Released early 2013, this is the third and final release in Glenfiddich's travel retail Age of Discovery series, introduced in 2011. This single malt was created to commemorate the 1831 voyage of the HMS Beagle, which travelled to South America so Charles Darwin could collect fossils, helping him with his theory of evolution. Matured for 19 years and finished in South American red wine casks.
Nose: Toasted marshmallow with red berry and vanilla oak tannin. Ripe fruits and a hint of woody spice.
Palate: Spicy notes on first taste, deep and smooth with a velvety sweetness. Rich oak notes and berry sweetness.
Finish: Sweet with a long, lingering tannin.