Released in 2010, the Snow Phoenix was inspired by the collapse of several Glenfiddich warehouse roofs in January of that year. Following weeks of heavy snow the roofs collapsed and exposed hundreds of maturing casks. From some of these casks the Snow Phoenix was created by marrying together casks of different ages and types, including American oak and Oloroso sherry. Only 12,000 bottles were produced. Non-chillfiltered and bottled at 47.6%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Creamy vanilla mixes with vibrant apple and pear, complemented by soft blossom.
Palate: Wild flavours – apples roasted in campfire embers, sweetened with heather honey and accompanied by a little chocolate. Rich and complex with a trace of burned sugar, coffee and wood smoke.
Finish: Exceptionally long. Austere sherry notes mellow into satisfying sweetness.