Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.60/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB10989
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LF 4103091241
Barcode
5010327305509
Added on
09 oct 2009 9:23 am
ChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 218.67

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Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.60 points.

  1. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. aspa scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting

    Nose & taste
    Ahhhh here comes a nose to my taste: fruity, sweet, strong but smooth - great! Accompanied by a lot of oak and malt, not bitter but sweet with vanilla and powdered sugar. A large load of pear and pear crumble cake. I also like a lot of green tea, something I often have in Glen Keiths stored in bourbon casks, for example.
    Brown sugar and lightly burnt caramel but not as strong as with a dark sherry aging, more of a glaze on the pears. An extreme sweetness dominates everything here, but it has many locations and therefore a slightly older bottling is likely to have ended up in the glass again. Almost so cute that I think of Glenturret?

    In the mouth it is then noticeably tart and spicy. Still with a lot of fruit, but now tart, sweet and sour aromas that come to the fore. Still very powerful but with well to very well integrated alcohol. I immediately think of a tomato. Green tea is also a big part of it, and pears are a bit the bitter variants. Emperor Alexander?
    Brown sugar and a lot of tart oak, now with less vanilla and significantly more wood and malt. Almost dry in places, sawdust and a carpentry scent.

    Conclusion
    An extremely tasty and multi-layered paint that meets my taste very well. From the sweet nose to the rather bitter taste, everything is extremely tasty and very well made, the right strength, good alcohol and I think a nice age around 22?
    A bourbon barrel Speysider around 52%?

    I'm curious and give N-92, T-91, F-91 for an excellent 91 points
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose is nice and fruity, but the taste and finish are too bitter for me to really enjoy.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Mild and fruity. Orange, lemon, peach, apple, vanilla, light caramel, oak, a little honey.

      With water, there are great notes of brittle, almonds and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Dry and quite spicy. Cinnamon, vanilla, pepper, nuts and more wood than I would like with such a malt. Would have expected more fruit after the nose.

      With water a little milder, the wood influence is curbed a bit, but still does not make the whisky lighter or fruity.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, woody, spicy and too bitter for me.

  4. LeChiffre scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  5. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very "pure" whisky that absolutely reflects the distillery profile.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Roasted orange peel meets almond butter and marzipan. Coriander and cinnamon, malt, toffee. Yellow apples, tangerines. Wood and old leather in the background.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong start with hazelnuts, almonds and orange peel. Marzipan bread, cinnamon and coriander, dry wood. Pretty straight.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length and slightly dry. Now with a little liquorice and pepper, but all in all a reflection of the taste.

  6. Bene37 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Blind tasting:

    Nose: robust, malt grist, some floral, vanilla, some blossom honey, mango, peach, apricot, a few grapes, some pear

    Palate: creamy, toast with butter and blossom honey, peach, mango, apricot, a few grapes, a little vanilla

    Finish: medium-long, warm, malty, blossom honey, grapes, a bit tart

    Rating: I think it's good: malty, blossom honey, peach and mango. unfortunately a bit sour in the finish, otherwise well done.

    86/100 or 6/10

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A smooth body, lightly creamy.
    • Nose
      Soft, light peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Smooth.Hazelnut.Light cream. Dry maltiness.
    • Finish
      Tasty,appetizing. Grassy notes and peat smoke.

  8. Dede scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The nose is really nice and gaining complexity with aeration and a very slight dilution, but the mouth does not follow. Bitterness dominates the finish and finish. A correct Whisky , but not transcendent.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, coconut. Tingling alcohol. Light woody. Stops with aeration. Ask a little time to open. Slight notes of sweet coffee. Ripe fruit, quince paste. Notes of dried fruits and pear after adding a few drops of water.
    • Taste
      Burn of alcohol. Pretty dry and nervous. Suave then slightly bitter, herbaceous. First the fruit and then a spicy side spicy. Evokes pear brandy. The addition of a streak of water reinforces this impression, but immediately gives an aqueous sensation.
    • Finish
      Average. We find the coconut. Bitter and astringent. Pear brandy.

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