Glenfiddich 12-year-old

Overall rating
78.68/100
votes
446
Whiskybase ID
WB206635
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Our Original Twelve
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso sherry & bourbon
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327000176
Added on
24 mar 2022 2:59 pm by Ras Mazunga
ColoredChillfiltered
Overall rating
78.68/100
votes
446

Average value

€ 37.19

Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich 12-year-old

21 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.68 points.

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  1. DramALife scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Vertical tasting of the new 12, 15, and 18. 15 = 18 > 12

    S 6
    Very basic with insufficient flavour. No major flaws here, but I’m on the verge of being in denial to think this is a malt whisky when nosing it. Might do better with ice as the lower temperature may help consolidate the sweetness a bit to improve intensity.

    Update: Yes it works better with ice.

    71-80 - Drinkable, worth the experience at least
    • Nose
      75 75
      Light and fresh. Equal parts of heather honey and alcohol patches, remind me of fruit spirits like Calvados and Rakia. Some fresh oak and orchard fruits at the back, mainly red apples. Vanilla lurking at the back. A whiff of dry hay. The base tone is quite pungent even at 40%.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Watery mouthfeel yet mildly oily. Malt asserts dominance here, ok now I can tell this is a malt whisky. Just a touch of honey and fruits keeping from being malt water. Mildly floral. Some toasted oak and warming peppery spices surfaced but lacked momentum, body, and strength. Very thin.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Short finish. A touch of honey and paper straws, slowly drying. The oak tannin is more intense than expected.

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