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Glenfiddich Special Reserve

Overall rating
70.42/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB18173
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
1999
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Sep 2010 2:53 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 40.00

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36 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Special Reserve

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 70.42 points

  1. tribe scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    My first painting ... years before I started collecting. Therefore, my assessment is probably not so realistic but rather subjective. I still remember that for a 1st malt he had strong alcohol and quite a bit of malt taste. I didn't have the apple notes back then, but I think it fits.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      74 74

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Monday Morning Malt

    Glenfiddich is still the world’s best selling single malt and in recent years they have done their utmost to expand the range. Successfully, I might add. But thanks to a friend who offered me this sample, I will try an old release from the 1990s without age statement. This Glenfiddich Special Reserve was for the longest time their flagship release.

    I can imagine that you’ll get quite some batch variation when your output is several million bottles, but this one is surprisingly sharp and alcoholic on the nose. Some wild flowers and apples, pear drops and a hint of… err… radishes?

    It is very soft on the palate, actually almost watery. Apple juice and some oak is more or less then only thing I get from this malt. And again quite alcoholic… it even burns a bit.

    The finish is medium long and starts soft and sweet, but towards the end turns somewhat bitter.

    A Monday morning malt? Thx, Pat.

  3. ApricotOne scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  4. Archer scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      72 72

  5. Georges scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      68 68

  6. Georges scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet,
      gentle, flowery
    • Taste
      Light,
      delicate, some apple juice, not too much complexity
    • Finish
      Short,
      little bit spicy, radices (bitter)

  7. Feusi scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Unlike the "usual" bottlings, sprity alcohol in the nose, rough with a sharp finish. A whisky in the Wild West fashion, only for tough men, you know?

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