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Glenfiddich Project XX

Overall rating
82.55/100
votes
78
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Series No. 02
Bottled
25.06.2018
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L34C 4111 2506
Barcode
5010327325613
Added on
02 Apr 2018 11:46 am by bigballou62

Average value

€ 54.39

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78 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Project XX

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.55 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Twenty

    The story of the second release in the Experimental Series is a fun one. The 20 Glenfiddich ambassadors (hence the XX and fingerprint on the bottle) were given an assignment without any further instructions: put your name on five casks in the warehouse. The next day, they found the 5 cask samples on their desk with the instruction to select their favorite. On day three, Brian Kinsman presented them with a vatting of the twenty selected casks. The combination was 17 bourbon casks, two sherry casks and one port cask (which would marry for 4 months prior to being bottled). They say (sorry: tasted!) it and knew that had something good. The Twenty was born.

    Pleasantly fruity and spicy nose on apples, pear, vanilla, barley sugars and creamy vanilla. Liquorice and delicate spices give it some oomph. Candyfloss? Almonds. Very pleasant indeed.

    Ooh, this is good. And elegant mix of summery fruit and then the sherry notes kick in quite grandly. Caramelized orange peel, almonds, cinnamon and other sweet wonders.

    Deliciously long finish, dark and sweet with a good note of oak.

    Price-quality wise this is the best selection from the Experimental Series (so far).

  2. Gilles_V scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Certainly young but interesting whisky. A well balanced Speyside.

    Well done for the 47% and the non-filtration.
    Too bad for the caramel even if its use seems very very measured given the beautiful pale gold color.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Spices, malt, character. Even a few traces of port and sherry. White chocolate and exotic fruits.
      The alcohol is felt, suggesting that the whisky is young.
      Then, vanilla and sweet (bourbon) notes.
      Adding a little water is beneficial.
      Very slight traces of smoke.
    • Taste
      87 87
      We find the flavors of the nose (rarely the case in whiskys!).
      Really well spiced (light chilli)
    • Finish
      76 76
      Very / too short final. Pity.
      Small flavor of port and bourbon.

  3. davidloosli scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Pear, perfumy, hazelnut, nuts with caramel coating, malty, marzipan, floral
    • Taste
      Alcoholic, red apple, cranberries, spicy, ananas, a little ginger spice, gets chocolaty over time, fresh mint
    • Finish
      astonishingly austere, blueberries, cinnamon, dry, warming

  4. aksm_be scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Valérie scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Likudi scored this whisky 77 points Moderator

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. Myke scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Short and crisp with a prominent nutty note. It's just a shame that the finish (for me at least) is so short.
    Addendum: the longer he could breathe now, the better he became; Upgrade from 77 -> 81
    • Nose
      82 82
      Nuts (almond note) and spices. Slight sweetness and cinnamon. Slightly fruity and light vanilla flavors. Fruit goes towards plum and ripe pear. Some orange. Behind it a slightly floral aroma.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Fruity with spices. Shortly peppery. Vanilla and light sweetness come immediately after the pepper, with the vanilla being more dominant. In addition to the almond note, the aroma of macadamia nuts comes through.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short to medium-length finish. Spices and malt notes stay the longest. A little light fruit. Something slightly bitter (could be the officially described "roasted almonds" [in my eyes this goes towards bitter almonds]) remains, but is still ok. A little plum / fig stays on the tongue for a relatively long time. - maybe a few drops of water (?)

  9. coldsun scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Spices, deep sweet malt, baking products, roasted grain, butter, cinnamon, dried fruits, prunes.

  10. dhillworth scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

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