- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Our Solera Fifteen
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Bourbon, New Oak & Sherry Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L8D 6980 2006
- Added on
- 11 Aug 2019 9:03 pm by maltaholic
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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
- 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)
- 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.
- 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%
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
the start is quite weak, but then picks up speed, sweetness, apples, almonds, clear wood
quite short, wood, very cute, some glue
raisins, lots of it
a slight burn, followed by a light lingering smokiness
- 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.
Grain, apple, citrus, rhubarb, mint
Smooth, wood, fruity, very sweet, some sherry
Nicely grainy, a bit of grape which turns into a very nice starchy taste.
- 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.