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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.42/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB10988
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010327303505
Added on
07 Oct 2009 9:45 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 187.53

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    classic Speyside, very fine for everyday wear
    • Nose
      floral, malty, intense fruit pot pourri, honey, vanilla
    • Taste
      a little salty, the oak now brings a slightly darker shade into the fruit
    • Finish
      Liquorice, molasses, liquorice, of course the oak, flowers and their honey, dry, the alcohol strength now has an impact

  2. Gregers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Candied oranges, vanilla, apricot jam. Panna cotta and elderberry flowers.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, sugar coats notes of burnt figs and oak, as well as barley. Hints of almond milk, honey, and toffee. Easy and enjoyable.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dries up a bit, which is nice, dampens the sweetness. Good balance, long warmth.

  3. Feusi scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A field of flowers on a rainy summer evening, a fruity and malty sweetness and a hint of spicy smoke comes into the mouth. Very drinkable, smooth and easy. A bit dry on the palate (well >50v%), starts with a fruity and malty sweetness and ends with some bitter wooden notes. Nice, mouth coating, simply an everyday dram.

  4. Jonkers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Oak and vanilla. Pineapple. A little salty. Malt and a hint of chocolate.
    • Taste
      Oily. Peppery and spicy and a little salty. Also the sweetness of vanilla.
    • Finish
      Delicious bitterness (pepper). After that the sweetness from vanilla and some candied fruits. Medium.

  5. D3US scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    An interesting expression. Much better than its 'regular' 15 year old brother to my opinion. The slight earthy note in the taste disappears quick enough for me not to be put off by it, after which a nice, warming sweetness remains. 
    • Nose
      Vanilla and oak. High alcohol makes it sharp. Better with water. More fruity notes then, much more accessible. 
    • Taste
      Vanilla again, also something like clay or maybe damp wood. Sharp again, but this disappears after a while. Very tingly and warming. Fruit at the end. 
    • Finish
      Could be longer. Vanilla and malt now, oak as well. The dampness is gone now, making space for more fruit. A good thing, too. Dies out quicker than I would have hoped.

  6. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Much better than expected. Needs water.
    • Nose
      Neat: Malty and earthy, with a hint of vanilla and honey. With water: The same as Neat, but now working together better.
    • Taste
      Neat: Powerful and sharp. Oak, vanilla and a weird grass flavor. With water: More vanilla, less grass.
    • Finish
      Neat: Very long, burns my throat long time after drinking. With water: Still long, but a little smoother, to the better.

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