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Glenfiddich 14-year-old

Overall rating
82.23/100
votes
408
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rich Oak
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
New American & Spanish Oak
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327325170
Added on
15 May 2010 12:14 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 43,82

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408 × member ratings

1266 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 14-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.23 points

  1. KOQ24 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Much more Focus on Bourbon casks than the regular Glenfiddich lineup.
    A really pleasant Aroma, but it flattens a bit on the Tongue.
    A decent pickup for People wanting to try a Glenfiddich with a lesser Sherry focus.
    • Nose
      80 80
      spicy oak, pears, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, raisins, apple, nutmeg, marzipan, honey, cotton candy, coconut, overripe banana
    • Taste
      70 70
      caramel, vanilla, spicy, nutty, bitter oak, orange zest, sugar
    • Finish
      80 80
      Smooth and short

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nothing to write home about. I'd rather have the 15, the XX or the higher-strength Distillery Edition, all of which are available at comparable prices. 
    • Nose
      Fruity and malty at first, followed by creamy, vanilla-and-marzipan notes from the wood. The fruit is bright, sweet, and delicate, even shading a bit into floral territories. If I was having this blind, I would in all probability guess that I was dealing with an Irish rather than a Scotch whisky. With more time, the signature notes of (younger) Glenfiddich emerge, most prominently pears and almonds, along with some distant spices like cardamom and nutmeg. Noses, I have to say, a lot younger than its stated age of 14 years. 

      Going by the nose alone, the 15-year Glenlivet ("French Oak Reserve", was it?) beats this rival expression handily. The sweetness here is almost cloying (saccharine, if I may risk redundancy) and the estery, fruity aromas appear young and somewhat too brash.
    • Taste
      Thin and watery, less fruity and sweet than the nose suggested. The oak that the name promised does indeed kick in on the mid-palate, halfway through the development, and offer some prickly, spicy (and somewhat more "stately") rewards. As is often the case, once the first sip has gone down and transformed the initial nosing impression, the nose also changes subsequently, and becomes more dusty / oaky and older as the fruit recedes into the background. I'd say it improves somewhat. 
    • Finish
      Initially pleasant with mild, rather civilized oakiness but all in all, a short and lackluster affair. 

  3. vb_bembel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very successful blend of sweet malt, fruit salad (banana stands out), spices, some acidity (natural yoghurt), wood & smoke from the barrel, vanilla removed.
    • Taste
      Here, unfortunately, not so consistent. The alcohol burns something and there is a slight disharmony of the individual flavors. Otherwise, I like the sweet fruity-malty composition, which is well complemented by wood notes.

    • Finish
      Long and silky with lots of fruit and malt.

  6. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. jankes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. zormik scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant. Freshly sawn wood, flower meadow. Bright fruits, overripe bananas. Raisins and spices.
    • Taste
      Soft, harmonious. Sweet and fruity. Spices, oak, some honey, nuts. Very tasty.

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