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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.97/100
votes
128
Whiskybase ID
WB136740
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Our Solera Fifteen
Bottled
20.06.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon, New Oak & Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L8D 6980 2006
Barcode
5010327325125
Added on
11 Aug 2019 9:03 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 46.89

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.97 points

  1. Leessang scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    May 2015. Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera. Pale orange. Aroma sherry, linen, mint. Taste is peppery spice and tingly tangy booze, touches of toffee. Fairly middling. A little water just softens the alcohol, maybe brings out some butteriness. (3.0/72)

    August 2018. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old. Malty butterscotch and toffee. Really easy going. Decent. 3.3/79

    March 2019 - Aroma pleasant apple esters some subtle tangerine and peach, a little custard. Taste very clean and easy with subtle fruits up front giving way to a big salty punch, integrated oak, lovely spirit and lovely barrel character. Spicy woody linger gets maybe too harsh and bready over time, almost bitter. Good up front but that finish is perhaps too bitter. On the whole though, another decent Glenfiddich. (3.4/81)

  3. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. MLE scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Expraesi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Tried a previous batch a few years back and it lasted about 5 years opened and eventually ended up at a friend's place or infinity bottle. Not bad per se, but for the whole period retained an unpleasant alcoholic aggressiveness. Would've thought this to be hands down superior to the cheap 12, but it is not, at least with same amount of air exposure. Maybe batch variations, but stopped me getting another 15 Solera.

  7. LordBellamy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    with water: in addition, citrus notes appear, the felling becomes stronger

    Conclusion: A malt without faults and faults, neatly balanced, only I don't like the New Oak impact, and a bit weak at 40%
    • Nose
      83 83
      juicy and sweet, slightly shriveled winter apple, a little pear, subtle notes of sherry (nuts and dried figs), honey, grain bread, oak notes (cinnamon) and decent spice, the new wood clearly comes through
    • Taste
      83 83
      the start is quite weak, but then picks up speed, sweetness, apples, almonds, clear wood
    • Finish
      82 82
      quite short, wood, very cute, some glue

  8. noelc scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      raisins, lots of it
    • Taste
      75 75
      again raisins
    • Finish
      74 74
      a slight burn, followed by a light lingering smokiness

  9. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Had this as a "blind" tasting. I was only informed that is was from a big, scottish distillery. Guessed Speyside first, then narrowed down to Glenfiddich and then guessed 15 YO (have only tasted 12). So I guess this is unmistakably Glenfid-ish?
    The tasting notes are written blindly.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Grain, apple, citrus, rhubarb, mint
    • Taste
      91 91
      Smooth, wood, fruity, very sweet, some sherry
    • Finish
      90 90
      Nicely grainy, a bit of grape which turns into a very nice starchy taste.

  10. MackenzieOB95 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nose: Almost doesn’t even smell like Scotch. Very sweet with a little smoke. Fruity and spicy. Vanilla present as well giving it a syrupy smell.

    Palate: As sweet as the nose. The casks smokiness is strong and blends well alongside the sweetness. Vanilla notes keep it smooth.

    Finish: Medium-long. Smokiness lingers and keeps it interesting. Oaky and sweet.

    Overall Score: 85. This is a delightful dram. Glenfiddich rarely disappoints me and the 15 certainly holds that to be true. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a Scotch that doesn’t try too hard to be bold. It’s a sweet one that is easy to relax with.

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