New Booze: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve

by Camper English

This fall, Glenfiddich will launch the Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve. This release is a toast to the American bourbon industry, which has provided barrels to Scotch distilleries for maturing their whiskies.

The Bourbon Cask Reserve is aged for 19 years in American oak casks. Since bourbon can only be aged in new white oak barrels, these empty casks were and still are shipped across the Atlantic to Scotland where distilleries such as Glenfiddich use them to mature Scotch whisky.

The 2013 Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve (ABV 40%) will be available nationally this fall with a recommended retail price of $149.99.


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