Filed under: Spirits
Last winter record snowfalls in Scotland blanketed much of the Highland region along the river Spey. The snow covered many of the warehouses where scotch whisky is aged, and even brought down the roofs on several. Distillery workers were left clamoring to dig out the barrles and find alternative housing for them on short notice, but Glenfiddich took advantage of the conditions to create a unique single malt.
Called the Snow Phoenix, the special bottling marries cask-strength, non-chillfiltered casks of various ages and finishes to create a unique malt with tasting notes of apples, pears and honey. A strictly limited quantity of bottles will hit select markets and duty-free shops around the world at $89.99 per 75cl bottle.