Glenfiddich 14-year-old

Overall rating
83.90/100
votes
92
Whiskybase ID
WB167460
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Our Bourbon Barrel Reserve
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010327324333
Added on
14 oct 2020 10:15 pm by Whiskylifestyle

Average value

€ 53.16

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Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich 14-year-old

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.90 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A textbook lightweight summer whisky with nicely present and well-defined flavors, an age statement, and a fair price. Takes a drop of water as well. All available thumbs up.

    [edit: The nose has improved *a lot* after the halfway mark. This one loves air.]
    • Nose
      87 87
      Orchard fruits at first, mainly the typical Glenfiddich apples & pears, followed by darker, oakier notes: nutmeg, fudge, oiled hardwood, and a bit of barrel char. Simple and easy but very expressive and fragrant, not shy at all.

      [Edit: went from 85 to 87 points after a while in the opened bottle. Exposure to air makes the bourbon barrels – and I guess the virgin oak as well – stand out more with extra creaminess and oiliness.]
    • Taste
      85 85
      Full-on fruit (see above), almost like an Irish whisky, with a spicy kick from the oak that makes it seem more like 46 than 43 percent. The virgin oak really is making its presence felt. Coriander, cumin, cinnamon: quite a few spices with „C“.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Wood spice and naturally cloudy apple juice, basically. Perhaps simpler than you would hope for in a 14-year-old, but nicely balanced between marzipan sweetness, zingy oak, and fruity acidity.

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  3. _Dziki_ scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Beeswax, Honey, Almonds, Incense
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sponge cake, marzipan, biscuits, vanilla, caramel, you can definitely smell bourbon here
    • Finish
      83 83
      Lasting, warming, soapy

  4. scotchiswhisky scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    I'm fan, great price, great flavor profile
    • Nose
      Vanilla, Red Hots, Maple Syrup
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, little tannins and vanilla baked in
    • Finish
      A little coffee and hops

  5. Tobs1991 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. bl0wb4ck scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Restrained nose, but then very fruity ExBC flavors with caramelized honey in the taste.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    spices, oak, cereals, citrus fruits and orchard fruits
    stuffy:
    caramelized, vanilla, still woody; the fruits of the orchard, apple and pear in front, it's basic in fact, a 14 year old 'young'!
    final:
    short to medium, on the same scents, quite flat.

  8. Expraesi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Obynapewno scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Vanilla, grass, apples, citrus
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla, wood, a bit of citrus, caramel, pepper, spicy
    • Finish
      81 81
      short - medium, pepper, wood

  10. MLE scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  11. castagne_et_musette scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Nose: Fruity, citrus, creamy
    Palate: Wood, vanilla, mirabelle plum
    Final: Short and precise

    I find it excellent, very easy, very pleasant, with a more "playful" complexity. Pure pleasure every time.
    However, it could achieve a better rating, in my opinion, with a higher alcohol percentage.

  12. Mapl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The Notes don't read like that now, but this is the second Glenfiddich in a short time that has positively surprised me (previously it was the 15y Distillers Edition, WID: 69194)
    • Nose
      84 84
      Green apple, pear, vanilla, slightly grassy, hardly any alcohol noticeable, overall pleasant and balanced.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Mild start, a little pepper on the tongue, caramel, light fruits (apple and pear), citrus, just a little oak spice.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short to medium, kept quite simple, the fruit parts fade quickly, quickly only a slightly bitter to dry oak taste remains in the mouth.

  14. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple Cake. Vanilla, caramel syrup. Shortbread. Freshly cut grass. Some lime juice.
    • Taste
      Vanilla pudding, white pepper, candied ginger. Some peach. Lemon sorbet with mint.

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