Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Series No. 01
IPA Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2017 4:51 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 53.26

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.26 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] I do not like Indian Pale Ale beer at all - so the question is: Do I like a whisky finished in IPA casks?

    No, I do not like it either. This experiment surely failed as the IPA casks contributed almost nothing to the whisky which smells and tastes just like an ordinary young Glenfiddich, hence not remarkable.
    • Nose
      82 82
      The colour is pale gold and the nose is that of a standard Glenfiddich. I am not sure if the IPA added anything to this nosing profile but after some breathing time I smell something that could be a whiff of beer (beer itself does not smell that much, doesn't it?). To be honest, this is a boring nose (but it is not flawed).
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste again shows no flavours of the beer cask even after significant chewing (or maybe my taste buds are dull tonight). It tastes exactly like a young standard Glenfiddich hence rather underwhelming. There are no obvious flaws but there is nothing else either that I will remember by tomorrow morning.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The initial mouthfeel is completely unimpressive - neither warming nor coating but with a minor astrigent moment (tannins). The finish is short and adds no new impressions. It gets a little dry towards the end what was expected from the initial mouthfeel already. Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram.

  2. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Hedeager scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  4. WhiskyMonster scored this whisky 47 points Member Senior

    Underwhelming as an example of beer cask finish, try Säntis malt instead, for example. Otherwise an inoffensive dram.
    • Nose
      55 55
      Not much beer to speak of, perhaps the oak has a silky hop undertone, and treacley burned overtone? A young Glenfiddich otherwise with grassy notes to the fore
    • Taste
      40 40
      Either the beer cask finish was of insufficient length or the barrel overused but the imbued properties remain weak, matched with the somewhat insipid spirit the taste is remarkably hollow
    • Finish
      45 45
      Dry biscuits and dried sherries fruit. Short and sweet

  5. Wolf68 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  6. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

  7. coldsun scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Yeast, Easter bread, beer, cakes.

  8. MVDW scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Azraelbleu scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

  10. schengel10 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    An interesting malt with a rather unusual finish;
    • Nose
      slightly fruity, spicy (oak?); tart aromas (from hops?);
    • Taste
      spicy (from beer keg?), slightly sweetish, hints of vanilla; hardly any fruit; Oak / spice dominates!
    • Finish
      short finish; long bitter bitter aftertaste;


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