Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Oak & Sherry Casks
Batch 01/11
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L34V 4785 2408
Added on
18 Oct 2011 4:48 pm

Average value

€ 236.12

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.78 points

  1. Paszko scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Very pleasant. A clear influence of sherry casks, cherries in liqueur, dark chocolate, some wet leather and tobacco.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Lots of sweets and wet skin, some nutmeg, wood, cherries from tincture with seeds.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, creamy and smooth.

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    with water: lemons and orange notes, recommendation: no water

    Conclusion: beautiful daily dram, pleasant combination of sherry, bourbon and distillery character
    • Nose
      Malt, caramel, raisins, apple, chocolate, oak, ginger, pear juice, subtle cloves, almonds
    • Taste
      Malt, cereals, subtle sherry, oak, spices
    • Finish
      short to medium, burnt caramel, apple peel, slightly dry, oak

  3. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Interesting Glenfiddich NAS variation. With some water it definitely gets better in nose and taste.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Heavy. Wood juices. Soaked red fruits. Dark honey. Summer blossom.
      With water the nose gets sharper but more integrated. Clearly sherry influenced. Savoury aromas. Oak wood heavy (in a remarkable good way).
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light and sweet arrival. The development starts with a touch of sherry and ends in citrus fruits (more sweet than sour). In all: light!
      With water the arrival and development are in tandem with the nose.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Sweet and bitter finish. Warm.

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pretty much the quintessence of a successfully sherried Scotch. The buttery, floral, and fruity Glenfiddich backbone is still palpable, but it's playing second fiddle to the main attraction, which is an immaculate, old-timey, complex, and elegant ex-sherry-cask aroma. Nutty, velvety, dark-fruity and incredibly rich with buckets of umami aromas, this is a heavenly nose, particularly at this price point (ca. 35 €). Amazing value for money.

    The taste fulfills the promises of the nose, and really, what more do you want? It's sweet (owing to the Glenfiddich Speyside profile) and simultaneously dry (owing to what I presume to have been mainly ex-European-oak Sherry butts), it's rich and unctuous, and it has a great three-stage development that oscillates between sour-fruity, nutty-sweet and tannic-tart. Love it all the way.

    The finish is medium in length but beautifully measured, with nutty notes, cocoa and coffee powder, slight citrus, and some late vanilla.

    Warning: Loses a lot of its luster when the filling level is way down, so finish it swiftly if you're nearing the end!

  5. Jonkers scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A well-balanced whisky but no more than average quality. Is gigantic production going to the detriment of quality?
    • Nose
      Fruity and very sweet. Show honey and vanilla but also mango and figs. A hint of almond paste.
    • Taste
      Deliciously sweet from tropical fruits (banana, mango, pineapple) and also from honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      First a nice pepper, then sweet pineapple and some honey.

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

    A flavourful and multi-layered whisky. Well balanced with sweet with
    fruity aromas, attractive spice and tender smoke. Attractive in the
    glass, with an impressive nose and rich palate. A very well made
    Glenfiddich and a perfect after dinner dram with a piece of dark

    • Nose
      A pleasant sweet start with custard, fruitcake, and candied cherries.
      Very fruity, becomes maltier with crisp sweet barley sugar and some
      roasted almonds. Gentle oak spice and clove emerge, along with a touch
      of heather and a fine hint of chocolate in the back. Quite impressive!
    • Taste
      Rich and round. Sweet maltiness, complemented by lingering custard and
      delicate fruit, plums and cherries in particular. There's oranges coming
      through with a brief touch of nougat and caramel. Lingering oak spice
      arrive with roasted almonds, a hint of marzipan, peppery notes, cloves
      and subtle tobacco smoke towards the finish. Pleasantly multi-layered.
    • Finish
      A medium long and malty finish. Sweet with some fruity notes, prickling
      oak spice, lingering walnuts and gentle smoke on the tail.

      WATER: Water emphasizes the fruity proportion of this beauty but also
      brings out more smoke flavours with smouldering wood both on the nose
      and palate. There's more dark fruit with a delicate spiciness and
      charred wood aroma on the palate. The finish is medium long, still sweet
      with lingering smoke.

  7. Ties scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For the new `Malt Master`s Edtion` from Glenfiddich only well-chosen casks are used. The first bottling of this special series was created by Malt Master `Brian Kinsman` personally. After maturing in traditional oak casks for a number of years, he transfers the whisky into sherry casks for its final years of maturation. Maturing in two different woods delivers a rich whisky - spicy and tempting flavours of plum and cherry with hints of wedding cake. All together the series encloses 11 bottlings them bit by bit will appear.


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