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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
83.63/100
votes
298
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Edition
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon Casks
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L32A423217030847
Barcode
5010327325224
Added on
14 Jun 2015 6:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49,87

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.63 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    spices, oak, combined with quite a load of vanilla and honey. sweet fruits all over with a very nice ABV. mingesl nicley. body and finish are more intense than with the 15yo Solera, finish is longer, with more spices and more oak. that is some nice dram!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    This one was bitter and oaky. I tried adding water and it didn't help. Personally, I'd go for the Solera Reserve.
    • Nose
      Soft oak, apples and pears, and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Bitter floral oak, and then more oak, mustard greens, apple schnapps, and a bit of vanilla. 
    • Finish
      Citrus and grappa. 

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A nice Glenfiddich with balls. The higher ABV certainly helped in that regard. Around 45 EUR, which is a fair deal.
    • Nose
      The nose is quite interesting. Not as light as you would expect from Glenfiddich. In fact, it is a bit naughty. Loads of vanilla and woodspice precede the fruit. I get mostly apples and pears, but also some peach and milk chocolate and an unexpected but lovely trace of woodsmoke.
    • Taste
      The arrival is very nice – good body – with its 51%. Loads of pears now, together with all kinds of spices from the wood. Ginger, pepper, bakery spices and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and paprika powder. Nevertheless, it remains nicely soft and sweet.
    • Finish
      The finish is the highlight of this malt. Medium long on peppered pears and some cinnamon. A trace of oak at the death. Fine.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: bitter oranges, grapefruit, vanilla, oak, clove and cinnamon

    Very slow development when adding water. After half an hour, much more vanilla, honey and also pear.Taste: again the bitter oranges and vanilla. Quite peppery with clove and nutmeg spices from the wood.Medium aftertaste with grapefruit, pepper, nutmeg and bitter oakiness.

    The higher bottling strength is a bonus, but I am not completely convinced by the character of the woodspices in this whisky. The cask influence might have gone a little bit too far here.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Doctor B. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Sandman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Despite high alcohol content, beware of water!
    • Nose
      Orange, apples, honey, raisins, melon, touch of pear and peach
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, orange, toffee, currants, apples, melon, pear, peach, oak and light pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, orange, raisins, cinnamon and light pepper

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Perhaps the case when the increase in strength added density and power, but broke the balance and slightly spoiled the flavor, compared with the regular version.
    • Nose
      Sharp, dry, sawdust, stain, herbal notes, sandpaper, lemon zest, fresh board, a little dried fruit and creamy coding tones in the background.
    • Taste
      Thick, tart, spicy oak, dried fruits, apple confiture, malt, creamy notes, ginger, orange peel
    • Finish
      Spicy, lollipops, lemonade, light oak notes, mint, eucalyptus, dried apples, raisins,

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Dyno scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

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

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