- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 12 Sep 2010 2:53 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Special Reserve
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 70.42 points
- 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.
- 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.
delicate, some apple juice, not too much complexity
little bit spicy, radices (bitter)
- 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?