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Glenfiddich 12-year-old

Overall rating
77.80/100
votes
124
Whiskybase ID
136744
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Our Original Twelve
Bottled
11.06.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L8D 7085 1106
Barcode
5010327000176
Added on
11 Aug 2019 9:09 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 33.97

5 × in wishlist

124 × member ratings

444 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.80 points

  1. TobiasHolm scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    This sort of does for sherry in whiskies what an IPA does for hops in beer - It's taking a good thing that little bit too far, where it overpowers anything else that might be in there. But if excessive sherry is your thing, look no further, and at the price it's actually worth buying anyway.

  2. bninkie scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    For my first tasting review I've decided to go with Glenfiddich 12yo and I wasn't disappointed.

    On the nose, I've noticed a bit more alcohol than I was expecting, but besides that I felt fruits (mostly pears, apples and lemons) and vanilla with a touch of honey.

    Taste and finish were very similar to the nose, except showing a bit of almonds and plum.

  3. Ficelli scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  4. LakatosKE scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      apple and pear, honey, dried fruits, cereal, light citrus
    • Taste
      80 80
      sweet, apple juice, honey, toffee, quite light and easy drinking
    • Finish
      78 78
      medium long leaving you with fruitiness and light touch of oak

  5. djmaxliving scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    The changes over the years with Glenfiddich 12, show a steady and consistent decline in the quality among many traditional good value for quality single malts.

    It has some nice elements, but the raw spirit brings the score down.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Quite raw, selecting a glen cairn glass helps to tame down the fresh spirit influence on the nose, however never actually completely disappear.

      Very light and suggestive nose, light green fresh fruit, unripe green apple, spirit, menthol and barley.

      I wouldn't add water because the taste just fades into nothing?
    • Taste
      78 78
      Unriped apple, bitter, spirit and raw oaky bitterness.
    • Finish
      78 78
      I don't have anything to say about the finish.

  6. adriank scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Bit alcoholic nose strikes you, it is probably due to its raw nature. Vanilla, a bit of butterscotch, underbaked fruit cake. I miss the mentioned fresh fruitiness.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Water hits your palate,then alcohol burn comes, slight raisin, and vanilla oak.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Really short, dissapointing.

  7. Mapl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    1479) Glenfiddich, 12YO, Our Original Twelve
    • Nose
      N- Classic modern Speyside's core range as it meant to be. Quick drifts of creamy chocolate milk, then fresh orchard fruits with uplifted dried fruit nuances. Think about raisin, dried apricot, dried pomegranate... its all there for you. Candy came along followed by pleasant floral and subtle peppers. Well intertwined, but inevitably mild and gentle at standard abv, but as this is meant for casual quaffing, so would not hold any grudges over complexity. Very good entry level core range. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Juicy oak with adequate body and zest to tease on palate with fine buttery coffee bean. Dried fruits, limey assam boi, prunes and wood-fire spices. More coffee bean develop overtime. Surprise. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, tangy sweet dried lime, crisp orchard fruits with softest of liquorice. No pleasure dram with charming lightness, compliment by the satisfying chewy dry mouthfeel. Delicious. (87/21)

      B/B- 88/22 Clean quality liquid make up for the light abv. Seems they up their game following with this new packaging. Kudos to those at the Valley on vatting this together.

      Weighted Rate- 85pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  10. Dietemann scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

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