Glenfiddich Grand Cru

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
23 years old
American and European Oak Casks, French Cuvée
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LA3D 9012 0508
Added on
01 oct 2019 8:59 am by brandyhill1

Average value

€ 270.72

20 × in wishlist

195 × member ratings

526 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich Grand Cru

22 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.63 points.

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Smooth, soft whisky with a good enough balance, but very diluted. In my opinion, he lacks density. Why 40% ?! Why not 46%, but even better 50% ?!
    • Nose
      Bright, filled with noble shades of old skin, fresh pastries, vanilla, white grapes and custard. Very well!
    • Taste
      Dry, malt, with citrus acidity and delicate tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium in duration, tender but watery, with echoes of spices, corn bread and lemon, with a pleasant aftertaste of “junk” and oak.

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  3. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
    • Taste
    • Finish

  5. scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Me: apple, pear compote, grape nectar, ripe apricot, gooseberry, vanilla, pine

      Girlfriend: apple chrysalises, grapes, honey, young pineapple, vanilla pod
    • Taste
      85 85
      Taste: pepper, cherry praline, dried mango, honey, butter biscuits
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blindly, it was actually quite delicious. But the press sign is incomprehensible to me. The abv just turned out a little too flat. Therefore completely failed in the PLV.

  7. MarcinCh scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Full, deep, volatile. Aromas very similar to white wine. Lots of fresh, slightly sour fruit from the orchard. Green apples. Some floral notes. Flowers flashed. The second time, more ripe fruit. White grapes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fresh fruit. The fruit of the orchard. Apples. Some spices. Pretty full, deep.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fruit, fresh fruit. Green apples. Long finish.

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A 23yo Glenfiddich on free-pour? Sounds good.

    N: Finished in French oak, I find it Caperdonich-like in part, albeit more citrus-y/cleaner,.. a little creamy.

    T&F: Same again. Remarkably clean, so very balanced and consistent,… uninterrupted form – ‘smooth’ of course, as if to be deliberately indifferent.

    C: Much like Glenmorangie, does Glenfiddich get better with age, or just slightly different? I think this Grand Cru is rather good, though it doesn’t inspire me enough to pay £10 to try the 26yo. The glaring omission here is the minimum bottling strength.

    Scores 87 points

    All well and good. However, it’s strikingly evident at this year’s show, that whilst the majority of producers are now on board with 46%/non-chill filtering/no added colour as standard – including a small number of [Diageo’s] Johnnie Walker expressions – Glenfiddich is keeping it ‘traditional’. When you think of how far the industry has come in the last few years in this respect, surrounded by the influx of new distilleries following the ‘craft’ model, Glenfiddich appears to have stuck.

  9. Kraddell scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Very honored to have got to try this. Pours a clear, darker gold. Scent is very fine, rather closed. Apple. Malty. not at all that boozy. Taste is full, very fine. White grapes. not robust at all - only refinement. Tad doughy. lovely. I actually like it just a tad more than the grande couronne that's even more expensive. Actually, this might be one of the best whisky's I've tried so far. I'm just not ready to pay the premium price for this just yet. Who knows, in time...

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    H2H of 12,15,18 & 23 year OB Glenfiddich and being honest I was shocked at the results.
    Like many people your first introduction to single malts was Glenmorangie 10, Glenlivet 12, Highland Park 12 or Glenfiddich 12.

    I used to like Glenfiddich, the 12 was decent and I used to enjoy the 15 Solera and I remember the 18 was pushing the boat out for a treat,i used to sit in the back garden drinking
    the 18, I thought it was a quality dram.

    Now after trying the latest 2021 offerings i am a little shocked at how bad they are.

    12 year 73 points
    15 year 77 points
    18 year 71 points
    23 year 71 points

    My MOTR score is 75 points for drinkable but uninteresting whisky, only the 15 year managed to get over my MOTR score.
    The palate is thin on all of these, little balance, bitter palates and not much in the way of enjoyment, what has happened to Glenfiddich, this tasting was a real eye opener.

    i am currently drinking this blend which proudly displays the Glenfiddich crest on the neck label
    The old Stand Fast is so much better that it is embarrassing.
    The 23 year for the price is the quality on offer is a joke.

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      74 74
      Hints of pepper, sweet smoke and possibly faint peat but no really sure about that one?
      Sweet sherry, Parma violet,and a slightly grassy note.
    • Taste
      68 68
      The palate is thin and bitter, there is some pepper maybe a little finger, certainly plenty of spice but there is no enjoyment to be had here.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Not that long and not interesting

  12. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. davidloosli scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Finish falls off, this would benefit from a higher ABV
    • Nose
      Fresh pastry, lemon cake, white wine, orange zest, beautiful citrus fruits, a bit of pear, powdered sugar
    • Taste
      Grapefruit, Yuzu, white wine, baguette, line seed oil
    • Finish
      rather short and flat, cookie dough, orange zest

  14. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 21, finish 22, balance 22

  15. Mr. D. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    For 23 years is rather weak.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. lucero scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  17. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 11-04-2019 at "Edinburgh Airport".

  18. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      60 60

  19. Balticsailor68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice new experimental expression of Glenfiddich. Sweet!

  20. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N22 P21 F21 B22

  21. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very sweet, caressing, subtle touch of citrus, appetizing.
    On the palate, a touch of cereal, surprising at this age, made in mature notes. Very wise and slightly vinous. Smooth, but without that being a reproach. Noticeable reduction, but never watery. Creamy and delicate.
    Light, subtle and classy finish.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

    Whisky n ° 2157

  22. scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 21 86

  23. Islaywolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  24. LordIslay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior


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