The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old
Lot 1696
The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old
Sold for HK$ 452,200 (US$ 58,289) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old
(Select Whisky) The Glenfiddich Janet Roberts Reserve- 1955- 55 year old
This rare and exclusive bottle of 55 Year Old is Glenfiddich's way of commemorating and celebrating Janet's unique contribution to Glenfiddich and her 110th birthday. Wee Janie was 54 when the cask was filled on New Year's 1955. Since then, it has spent the last 55 years maturing in the darkness and chill of Warehouse 29 from 1955 to 2011. After maturation, there is precious little whisky left in refill butt no. 4222. Most has soaked into the barrel or evaporated just 11 bottles were filled in November 2011 at 44.4% volume

這一支稀有的55年陳釀可謂獨一無二,是格蘭菲特專誠為紀念珍妮‧舒特‧羅伯茲女士(Janet Sheed Roberts)110歲誕辰而推出的。此酒於1955年的新年入桶,當年的羅伯茲女士才54歲。之後,該桶酒在漆黑寒冷的29號酒庫裡慢慢熟成了55年,最終4222號大酒桶裡的大部分液體都給酒桶吸收或被蒸發掉,只餘下少量珍貴的精華,在2011年11月裝出11瓶酒精度為44.4%的威士忌。

1 bottle

Footnotes

  • Tasting notes:
    This precious whisky is pale gold in colour, the hue of autumn barley. On the nose, it is light and delicate with aromas of soft orange blossom and delicate violets intermingling with notes of toasted almonds and the subtlest whiff of smoke, the sweetness brought out more with a few drops of water. A perfect harmony of fruit and floral aromas, it has a surprisingly light touch of oak, incredible for a whisky that has spent so long in European wood. On the taste, creamy vanilla and a gentle smokiness are beautifully counterbalanced with some sweeter oak notes. A drop or two of water releases further zesty orange flavours and an incredible vibrancy. Immediately after tasting, the finish is slightly dry, but grows with time to become extremely long, lively and sweet. It seems incredible, but the original Highland character of this precious whisky really shines through, even after so many decades, just like The Wee Janie.

    酒評:
    這支珍貴的威士忌呈淺金色,色澤如秋天的大麥。聞起來輕淡而細膩,散發橙花及紫羅蘭淡雅細緻的香氣,混和了烤杏仁與一陣非常隱約的煙熏芳香,加幾滴水會讓甜味更突出。果香與花香完美和諧地結合,而橡木的感覺出乎意料的輕淡,對於在歐州木桶裡貯藏了那麼長時間的威士忌來說,是難得一見的。品嚐起來,順滑的香子蘭與輕柔的煙熏味,跟甜美的橡木味美妙地平衡融會;加進一兩滴水的話,橙味會進一步發揮,讓人精神一振,妙不可言。喝進喉頭的瞬間,收結會稍為不帶甜味,但隨著時間,那味道會持久維持,並逐漸變得強烈及甜美。這種感覺極為美妙,這支珍釀獨特的蘇格蘭高地品質確實經過幾十年的歲月依然表現卓越,正如珍妮本人一樣。


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