Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

Overall rating
87.22/100
votes
420
Whiskybase ID
WB19148
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Casktype
American Oak & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
47.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L34U49890501, L34U49891512
Barcode
5010327335377
Added on
20 nov 2010 11:49 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 819.68

119 × in wishlist

420 × member ratings

1926 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

63 users have left 67 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.22 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in a blind tasting. Never would have thought of a Snow Phoenix, for this whisky seems to have turned into a collector's item, not many people willing to open one nowadays.
    So very happy to have had the opportunity to taste this one, a nice powerful dram with a lot of fruity and sweety notes, and sometimes some whiffs of smoke and mustiness. Great dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, with far far away a whiff of smoke. Then a lot of sweetness comes in, powder sugar, and pretty some alcohol noticeable.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong and powerful, oily, thick structure. Sweet and fruity, a slight gentle, musty touch. Peach and some caramel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still strong and powerful, pungent, sweet, honey. Some orange, caramel, vanilla. Pretty long, some wood now.

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  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    An exciting whisky to be able to have tasted! Taking into consideration these days prices are outrageous so it was out of reach, until someone wanted to share this in a tasting.
    • Nose
      A pleasant and rich nose. It is closed at first but it does reveal after a while, it just takes a little effort. Floral, perfume-like hints and tropical fruits like ripe banana. Also nutty oloroso sherry influences are there as well as a light whiff of raspberries.
    • Taste
      Well this is a whole different ballgame! As closed as the nose was, that expressive is the palate from the start. Great contrast! I get a lot of warm, spiced rooibos tea, red berries. A lot more heavy and outspoken then the nose might suggest. Spiced honey liquor, apple compote and dry nuttiness like walnut and chestnut.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Lovely sherry cask influences here. It’s giving quite some Arabic spices and again dry nuttiness. It’s also a tad smoky! Not in a peat kind of way but more in like charcoal. Lovely touch!

      Is it worth today’s prices? No. Is it a 100% marketing bottle? Maybe but for it’s original price (around €80) this whisky has a lot to offer and was certainly worth buying back in those days. Lovely dram!

  4. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Starts very much closed off and struggles to come alive, slightly citrussy and some unripe pear, a bit floral, a mild tea note and faint wood spice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fuller than the nose, here it's coming alive. Nicely fruity, a bit tropical (leave it in the mouth for pineapple notes to shine through), still some citrus, honey and a clearer wood spiciness with pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium: honey, light fresh fruits, ending on a bit of wood dust, but nicely warming.

  7. Sander79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Koning scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A bit shy on the nose, but a nice development on the palate. A broad fruitiness with a bitter edge.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  11. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Davidveen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. Olieschaick scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Dieter_W scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  16. Toto0808 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Delicious

  17. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. Squinugie scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      73 73

  20. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  21. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A faultless whisky but just a tad too basic
    • Nose
      85 85
      Big vanilla notes backed up by new oak, think ice pop sticks. Dollop of thick honey with some prickly spice. Alcohol quite dominant. With time gentle hints of green apple appear.
      Water takes away the bite and leaves the rest.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Big honey on the palate, still some oak bit a little older than the nose. Quite a lot of spice, big and powerful with a touch of lemon citrus.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short on lemons and new oak.
      With water the finish gains a bitter oak note.

  22. JuBO scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  23. ArthurHaver scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      100 100

  24. Malinois scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    My short notes: young on the nose, in the taste the old cask speak but the finish is short what is always a sin.

  25. gerardsmike scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  26. Goethe scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I don't know what the whole story around is all about when you get something boring like this from Glenfiddich.Concerning price/performance ratio: 4/10
    • Nose
      Sweet. Honey, yellow and some red fruits, vanilla, some grapes.
    • Taste
      Honey, fruits, dry and slightly bitter. 
    • Finish
      Medium. The oak gets more dominant after a while and so does the dryness.

  27. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  NAS = Never Accept Stupid marketing!  Due to heavy snowfall (caused by global warming, what else?) the roof of several Glenfiddich warehouses collapsed and damaged some casks that had to be bottled subsequently.  This was all just ordinary Glenfiddich stuff, nothing special.  But then a great marketing genius of Glenfiddich created the story of the "Snow Phoenix" and all of a sudden the ordinary Glenfiddich transformed into something very special worth up to ten times of its original release price today.  I never bought a bottle of this stuff as I generally do not believe into marketing fairytales.  Nevertheless as I have the chance to try a sample today I am quite curious...

    To be honest, this is easy-to-drink Glenfiddich as I drank a lot of comparable Glenfiddich releases before - nothing special about it that is worth any price premium (and by the way, the distillery itself demanded no significant price premium upon its release).  The nose is soft and shy as all Glenfiddich noses.  The mouthfeel is gentle and a little peppery, nothing remarkable about that as well.  And the taste is very sweet with just hints of fruits and chocolate as is the finish of medium length. 

    So why the hell should I pay more than 40-50 Euro for such an ordinary dram - just to believe into the mysterious "Snow Phoenix"?  This is the perfect example of a small-scale self-reinforcing whisky bubble - so everyone with a clear mind can easily extrapolate what this means with respect to the overall whisky bubble that is inflating day by day...
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  28. Hemdl scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Legend or not - I find it now at the second attempt at most average. The nose should be here still the most interesting part, taste came there since the last years quite interesting drops on the market.
    What makes this so incredibly "valuable"? No idea. Whether it is the outer packaging, or the hope of adding value - I do not know. At any rate, I'm not sad that I've exchanged this bottling almost for the first time for another bottling. I taste pretty little and compared to others, I consider the significantly overvalued (!). Was there a self-fulfilling prophecy ("costs much - must be good") reason could be?
    The original € 60 issue price, I think in any case more appropriate, rather less.
    • Nose
      Bright fruits, many apples and grapes. For almost 48% Vol. Amazingly strong. Distinct honey note, a few pears. The sherry casks I do not necessarily realize now, even after some time in the glass. Pleasant Speysider, which brings a nice fruit note.
    • Taste
      At first, the gentle fruit mixture from the nose is still there, then it gets pretty quickly over. Distinct tannins now to feel, spicy oak. It becomes dry, slightly nutty and also slight bitterness. Should that be the influence of the older barrels?
      In any case, the sherry casks are not really noticeable, but rather like a typical Speysider with a lot of wood influence.
    • Finish
      Dry, medium long. Worn here, too, of the spice of the oak or slight bitterness. The fruit notes have not really made it to here, for my taste here at best average. Recently, some significantly more interesting bottlings came onto the market.

  29. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This Glenfiddich has an extremely sweet honey nose and is dominated in the nose and at the beginning of the taste of caramel sweetness and fruity pears and apples. Slowly, the malt flattened off and is characterized by tart wood tones. I think the Snow Phoenix lives from the story about the origin of this malts. The taste of this malt convinced me only conditionally, however, the story of its origins with the collapsed warehouse roofs is so incredible and adventurous. The genesis and the sweet taste make the Snow Phoenix a coherent package. I like it!
    • Nose
      After panning, long and oily drops stick to the glass wall; the Snow Phoenix mysteriously shimmers amber in the glass. A bewitchingly sweet note of honey stands out powerfully from the glass, all-chocolate chocolate goes into dark chocolate while slightly burnt caramel in the nose is noticeable. Fruity apples and ripe pears rise from the wonderful honey note. A hint of vanilla mixes with the fruity aromas. The alcohol is present, but integrated harmoniously.
    • Taste
      Slightly smoky wood aromas dominate the first impression, a fresh fruit note quickly turns into a spicy woody aroma. Again burnt caramel, followed by a subtle wooden sharpness. Slowly sweet vanilla and milk chocolate come to the fore. Apple pieces and nut flavors mingle, the spicy woody notes become smoother again.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with discreetly tart wood tones. Slowly dissolves chocolate, caramel and tart apple from the spicy wood aroma. A subtle smoke is above the finish. The finish sounds slow and leaves a fine-sour woody aroma from which fruity and sweet aromas rise again and again.

  30. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wow. I didn't expect much of it - nice story, but a hyped whisky: how good can it be? But this is indeed a fine dram! Especially the nose is very intriguing… as if it slowly reveals the content of the various casks which went into the whisky. It keeps you discovering through all of its layers, but it remains very sophisticated and gentle - a gentleman's dram. Tasted on 02/04/2017 in a Glenfiddich line-up (WB ID's 76463, 72490, 19148, 86462, 86461, in that order). 
    • Nose
      A lot better! (Than the drams I tasted before this one in the tasting: the GF 12yo and the GF Original, that is.) Banana, apples (the very juicy green ones). Later on more vanilla, shortbread and more sherried tones, oranges as well, icing sugar. 
    • Taste
      Lush, fresh, crisp! Green apples, icing sugar, lots of spiciness with a hint of menthol. Vanilla, and prickly lemon on the tongue. 
    • Finish
      Lingering…. Initially with the lemon, but then spiciness taking over; white pepper with a touch of menthol. 

  31. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  32. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  33. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wunderfully balanced and righ, very complex...
    • Nose
      Creamy, honey, a lot of vanilla, slightly spicy ginger
    • Taste
      Very complex, full and round. Again lots of sweet tasts such as honey and vanilla. In addition dark chocolate with ginger
    • Finish
      Lasts very long, remains sweet and slightly oaky on the tongue

  34. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  35. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Its decent but I could not drink a lot of it, I found it too dry for my palate.
    • Nose
      Shoe polish, vanilla, faint orange, shortbread and a touch of lime and ginger.
    • Taste
      It is a little thin on the palate but it is quite lively on orange and ginger fizz, dark bitter  chocolate and mint creams.

      It is also quite dry.
    • Finish
      Medium length with a dry finish

  36. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An unique whisky created by chance. Undoubtedly, a cracking packaging,
    but a cracking dram as well. A flavourful, inviting nose leads to a
    powerful, round swell on the palate, mellowing into a long, smooth and
    enjoyable finish. Very pleasant, well-balanced, and seductive. A
    dignified and complex single malt.

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      A fine oloroso sherry note with delicate toffee and lingering creamy
      vanilla. This is complemented by a vigorous scent of ripe fruit, apples
      in particular, and luscious stair pear. Subtle heather and blossom honey
      emerge with a gentle touch of nuttiness and a whiff of smoke behind.
      Very aromatic indeed!
    • Taste
      Rich and round. Sweet maltiness with shortbread, lingering custard and
      ripe stewed fruit. Creamy and nicely appetising. Getting spicy with
      gentle candied ginger, white pepper and a touch of charred wood. Heather
      with blossom honey, and a dry note of dark chocolate and subtle smoke
      towards the finish. A succulent pleasure.
    • Finish
      Significantly long. Fruity with luscious green apples. Spicy oak with
      pepper and lingering sherried malt. Creamy vanilla with a gentle smoky
      nutty touch on the tail. Simply wonderful.

      WITH WATER: Water
      emphasizes the fruity proportion of this beauty with more apples coming
      through both on the nose and palate. There's more sweet maltiness with a
      reserved spiciness on the palate. The finish is long and sweet with
      delicate malted barley, and lingering spice.

  37. lupowolf63 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  38. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  39. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A fantastic whisky that soars above the marketing froth undergirding it. 
    • Nose
      Intense pear, grape and apple. Crisp, with oak and tannic spice, malt and honey, vanilla, and some grassiness.
    • Taste
      Rich and mouth coating. Sweet with tart fruit elements - honey, pear, apple, and vanilla. Simple, but done very well.
    • Finish
      Oak tannins take over, with lingering sweetness and spiciness and the wraith-like vestiges of apple.

  40. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  41. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It tastes more or less like a Highland-whisky, which I find a good thing.
    • Nose
      Malty and dusty. Straw with honey and vanilla. Cookie dough also. Some ginger, combined coconut, old wood and oak. It smells as if there’s some old stuff in here. The nose is pretty eclectic.
    • Taste
      Lemon, ginger. Slightly waxy and chalky. Honey again as well as a peppery edge. A touch oaky.
    • Finish
      Honey, chalk, oak and a bit of pineapple.

  42. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I always thought this was yet another an overpriced, over hyped fashionable fad dram so never thought to access a bottle. However, a chance to try this bird came at a great masterclass at the Whisky Lounge show in London 2015.
    N: Big nose although conversely light, wrapped in a delicate veil with indescribable ‘dunnage’ depth. I've never had anything quite like it, brilliant!
    T: Amazeballs - silky/oily/honey and butter/pastry/malt - with jam too. Perfect, sophisticated and graceful.
    F: Croissant malt. Very controlled and steady journey throughout, more than a touch sublime
    C: Wonderful stuff, a real treat born from low expectations.

    Scores a B+

  43. Achany scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. barryfox915 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold.
    Nose: Floral, light, vanilla, with some honey and fruity
    notes.
    Taste: Smooth, oaky, juicy, floral, fruity, with quite some vanilla,
    toffee, and liquorices sweets. Very nice. The finish is medium to long, rich,
    quite fruity and oaky.
    General Impression: The vatting of bourbon and sherry
    casks works very well and results in a balanced and very enjoyable Glenffidich.
    If you haven’t tasted a Glenfiddich recently, give a try to this one

    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting16.html#Nov21

     

     

  45. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    【First】: change of creamy with peach scent time caramel flavor pear skin apple honey [Middle]: body swells the body is unexpected Edge is solidly too honey chocolate burned sugar coffee lightly wood feeling 【Finish】: gentle returning peppy red pepper green tea apple pie coffee roasted with lingering finish peel skin http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=5809

  46. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  47. dave3 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  48. dave3 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  49. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Transferring previous Note (2011.12.11) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      First aroma: White wine. Quickly turns into malt sweetness +, vanilla +,
      hay +/o, toasted oats o,  glue o, salt o/-, chlorine o/-  (84)
      Later: vanilla +, ripe red apples +/o, a touch of lemon o, milk chocolate o, faint old wood -, (88)
    • Taste
      silky & round, nicely balanced malt, wood and even a hint of smoke. (87)
    • Finish
      long-ish & pleasant, but slightly undecided if it wants to turn
      woody, sweet & sour fruity or spirity... at the very end, a hint of
      burnt wood and cardboard (drying up) & apples & pears
      occasionally. (86)

  50. Dragon Fuel did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Anyone interested, its for sale as is the rest of my collection. Sensible offers please.

    UK preferred but for right price will consider offers from further afield 

  51. Dennis1979 scored this whisky 83 points Administrator

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  52. granella2003 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Creamy notes of vanilla with vibrant notes of apple and pear with a slight scent of fresh blossoms
    • Taste
      Showing a smoldering campfire with roasted apples, sweetened with honey and accompanied by a piece of chocolate. Rich and complex with a hint of burnt sugar, coffee and smoky wood tones
    • Finish
      Spicy sherry notes, which blend into delicious, sweet soothing aromas.

  53. granella2003 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Due to the heavy snowfall in 2010 and the roof of the Glenfiddich distillery collapsed is of the vessels lying there a blend made with naturally limited edition. A special box with excellent appearance and a whisky story make this a special and exclusive whisky.
    The tones of
    wood, cinnamon and various fruity flavors make it accessible and neatly inside
    the lines.

  54. Rimpel scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  55. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The fragrance is very colorful, with lots of light fruit. Honey, malt, candied fruit, it is clear to know the sherry barrel and alcohol also shows its strength. (86 b)
    • Taste
      What in the smell, even in taste, but in even stronger and more distinctive form. Sherry, fruit, sharpness of alcohol, honey. Excellent. (88 b)

  56. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  57. m884 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Vanilla, abit oaky, apples, very malty, green fruits

    Mouth: pretty much mirrors the nose

    Finish: A bit oak, medium long, some very slight peat, malty

    It`s distinctively Glenfiddich but relatively more complex compared to the standard fiddichs. 

  58. Cast Olila scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  59. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  60. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is definitely a good whisky, but somewhat overhyped. It is a good
    story, surely, which makes this whisky an object of affection for many
    collectors. In the meantime, this limited edition is long gone, but via
    auctions you can still get your hands on it. Be prepared to cough up double of
    the initial price tag of 60 quid, though.
    • Nose
      It is certainly an interesting nose. Vanilla, apples, pears, a hint of
      smoke and sherry. Round and fruity, although it does appear young. Of course,
      that does not have to be a bad thing. Some Mon Chérie bonbons, both the liqueur
      and the chocolate, and marzipan. After a few moments, lemon grass, violets and
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    • Taste
      It is oily, mouth coating and sweet on ripe apples and apricots, honey,
      candid sugar and again the hint of smoke. Rather spicy, too. Midpalate, vanilla
      and caramel take the lead. Very decent malt.
    • Finish
      On the finish, the sherry pipes up, supported by spices, and fades in a
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  61. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Limited
    edition inspired by the collapse of several Glenfiddich distillery
    roofs in January 2010, following weeks of heavy snow and record low
    temperatures in the North East of Scotland. Snow Phoenix was created by marrying together natural strength and
    non-chill filtered casks of different ages (13-30 years old) and
    finishes, including American oak and Oloroso sherry.

  62. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A lovely whisky. Gentle and full of charm.
    • Nose
      Lovely nose, light, floral, malty, parma violets, fabric softener.
    • Taste
      Bright, fresh, slightly sherbety, toffee apples and peaches.
    • Finish
      Medium length, gentle aniseed, licquorice and toffee.

  63. MacMenM scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a real good dram
    • Nose
      nervous in the start, a lot of oranges, vanilla, clotted cream, grasses in the back
    • Taste
      very malty, wax and honey, lots of fruits (apples, less pears)
    • Finish
      medium long, soft finish, easy

  64. Petra_Brno scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Tastes changes from sweet to sour and back to sweetness.
    • Nose
      Nuts, sweet jam, apples, toffee.
    • Taste
      Apricots, honey, nutmeg, apples.
    • Finish
      Longer. 

  65. Roman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    you can drink well as a starter, certainly no top whisky but a nice cask strength, at least better than the diluted standard range
    • Nose
      vanilla, sweet
    • Taste
      fresh, the vanilla runs through the whole whisky, well-integrated alcohol, dry, nice fresh spicy with some honey
    • Finish
      short and with lingering sweetness

  66. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I like the story behind this, I just can't get past the name. It's a bit daft.

  67. retlaw did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    I bought 6 bottles for my en my friends only 48 euro's each.

    Only 1600 bottles?

    Here the speak of 60.000 bottles
    http://worldofwhiskies.com/Specials/Malt-of-the-Month.php

  68. Bachess did not rate this whisky Administrator

    On January 7 2010, a number of warehouse roofs gave way under the weight of four feet of snow, leaving the maturing oak casks exposed. In temperatures of -19˚C, distillery staff swung into action, working round the clock to clear the snow.Glenfiddich malt Mmster, Brian Kinsman, said: "Standing amongst the wreckage and exposed casks, we were working out our next steps and assessing the situation. I was thinking about how the casks, some of which were very old, contained some beautiful whisky and it occurred to me that they would create a fantastic non-aged single malt. A limited edition bottling from the whiskies in the damaged warehouses would be an appropriate way of celebrating the pioneering spirit of the distillery team at this moment in Glenfiddich's history. ""A photographer was shooting the scene and rather fittingly, when we looked at the pictures, the light shining through the warehouse roofs looked like a phoenix rising above us. I suppose this was the moment of conception of Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix."Snow Phoenix was uses natural strength and non-chill filtered casks of different ages and finishes, including American oak and Oloroso sherry. The result is a single malt, gold in colour with bright copper highlights. Glenfiddich has dedicated Snow Phoenix to the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and has made a special contribution to their funds.

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Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

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VAT: NL853809112B01

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