- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rich Oak
- Stated Age
- 14 years old
- New American & Spanish Oak
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 15 May 2010 12:14 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 14-year-old
56 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.14 points
- Restrained, not very intense, a slight sweetness on the nose.
There is wood and nothing else.
Unfortunately only with 40%.
- Really good value
Red licorice, fresh fruit, spices, oak and subtle vanilla
Red fruit, sugar,
Long and very pleasant finish on spices and sugar
- 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.
spicy oak, pears, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, raisins, apple, nutmeg, marzipan, honey, cotton candy, coconut, overripe banana
caramel, vanilla, spicy, nutty, bitter oak, orange zest, sugar
Smooth and short
- 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.
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.
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.
Initially pleasant with mild, rather civilized oakiness but all in all, a short and lackluster affair.