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Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
63
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Liquid Treasures (LT)
Bottling serie
Entomology Series
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Apr 2018 2:32 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 94.00

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Whisky Reviews for Wardhead 1997 LT

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2019] A Glenfiddich single cask bottling is almost impossible to find (except for the "fill your own" offering at the distillery) that is why I bought this bottle for 80 Euro...

    ...and it is worth the bucks, no doubt. This is a rather bold Glenfiddich (thanks to the cask strength) which offers the delicate profile of this distillery much better than the low-proof standard editions. Such a profile really needs some "oompf" to beef it up and this bottling delivers that perfectly - one of the best 'fiddich I had so far.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a delicate fruity and floral profile that is rather bold (for a Glenfiddich). There are both home-grown (apples, apricots) as well as exotic fruits (mango, grapefruit), grassy, summer floral and barley sugary aromas in a tasty spicy wooden setting which perfectly fits. All is in a fine balance without any off-note, this is one of the best 'fiddich noses I had so far (to be honest, there were not that many).
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is fruity and sugary sweet with spices, waxes and oils - a truly old-style profile. Some shy herbs lurk in the background as do some tobacco-tea-ish notes. After some chewing tasty honey flavours join in and later a delicious mocha pops up that I really like. Hey, this is a very fine taste! By the way, no flaw or imbalance that I can find.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments, actually a pretty good mouthfeel. The finish is long and turns more spicy-earthy which is a nice addition to the sweet taste. There is a minor drying feeling towards the end (green tea) that is not distracting. Water releases the earthy aromas in the nose too and turns the taste smoother but I like the power of the neat dram better.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Rich, sweet, yellow fruits, subtly peaty, from nose to finish with the peat getting to the foreground. Simple but gggggrrrrrreeeeeaaat .

    2cl sample
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N20 P21 F20 B21

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20 80

    Simple, arched and strong, dubious pleasure IMHO

  5. Andy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 21, balance 22

  7. Skiddilly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Nickolaas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. fgg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      A lot of citrus. Vanilla. Exotic fruit, mango, peach.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Wood, a little peat. Pepper as a close
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium. Light creamy, bitter.

  10. DavidH. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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