Glenfiddich 1974

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Collection
Stated Age
36 years old
American Oak
Number of bottles
46.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
24 Dec 2011 11:59 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 4009.44

7 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 1974

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. smokey scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    Being a Glenfiddich collector getting to buy the Glenfiddich 1974 rare cask was a very special event. The Dutch brand ambassador gave me 2 samples and at a later event I had the luck to try it again.

    The nose is soft, sweet and rich, then when you take a sip it has a full body, soft almost sweet with a wide range of flavours (I am not so good in describing individual flavours but man, this is nice).

    Than it has a long and very pleasant after taste. Often I am tempted to open the bottle but I keep it in my cabinet and look at it like a piece of art.
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  2. franpincoffee scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior


    The nose is aromatic and fruity with papaya, mango, ginger, and roasted almonds. The taste is intense and fruity with mango, papaya, pineapple, ginger, and coconut notes. The finish is long, fruity, and slightly spicy.

  3. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Swathes of vanilla, reams of leather and stacks of cedar wood. The aroma firmly states its presence without being brash and allows softer notes of liquorish and pear to have their moment.

    Palate: Winter spices of cinnamon and nutmeg hold the foreground but classic Glenfiddich apples and pears lie in the wings ready to have their turn.

    Finish: The whisky sweetens towards the end with vanilla and toffee, however the oak still presents itself confidently and the finish lasts long after the final sip.

    Overall: If any whisky can hold the standard for high aging then this Glenfiddich certainly can. It spills flavour by the bucket load without overpowering itself, the finish is long and soft and at no point does it become musty and overly wooded.


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