This is a limited expression from Glenfiddich that was made up of a blend of casks that were in a warehouse which collapsed under the weight of the snow on the roof (hence the Snow Phoenix name). The casks were a blend of bourbon and Oloroso casks and aged from 13-30 years. It was bottled at 47.6% ABV.
Nose: Heavy oloroso influence with sweet berries, rich sherry, cocoa, slightly smoked malt, and a bit of banan
Palate: Banana and rich malt with upfront sherry and stewed fruits with mulled spices
Finish: Peppery, slightly oaky with the sherry notes lingering
Rating: 93/100 – The best Glenfiddich I’ve had and quite an enjoyable pour.
Value for the money: I paid $30 an oz to try this at Delilah’s which I would pay again to try it. Full bottles are going for around $450+ which is too steep – I’d be a purchaser at $200 or under.