Glenfiddich Cask Of Dreams

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2011 Limited Release
American Oak Casks / Virgin Oak Finish
Number of bottles
48.8 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
29 Feb 2012 5:30 pm

Average value

€ 625.00

17 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

98 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Cask Of Dreams

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.04 points

  1. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      55 55

  2. DaveCout scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    A good one.
    • Nose
      with rich vanilla and toffee.
    • Taste
      spicy and then turn to vanilla and caramel and finish with some dried apricots,
      all wrap with oak wood.
    • Finish
      with spicy and wood oak notes.

  3. z-imaging scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Initial sweetness can be disturbing but then this whisky develops nicely. Nothing dreamy and exceptional just a nice dram but impossible to get it at a decent price because of the collectors madness.
    • Nose
      Very sweet with loads of vanilla. Candy shop. Overall nose it's not so heavy so the sweetness level is acceptable.
    • Taste
      Starts hot with some pepper and spices almost immediately replaced with vanilla and caramel. Raisins and dried apricot, vanilla again and white pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish fading with wood spices.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It started off to sweet in my book, but recovered to
    become an excellent malt in the end. Sometimes it pays to be patient. Thank
    you, Kris!
    • Nose
      The nose is quite special, actually. It reminds me of
      candy sticks at first. You know, the hard and twisted lollypops that you can
      sometimes find in Christmas trees. The fruit hardly gets past this. Loads of
      vanilla and caramel. Nice spiciness, though. But it is a little bit too sweet
      to my taste. Liquid candy.
    • Taste
      It is very creamy on the palate, with soft spices
      (ginger, cloves, coriander) with enough punch to be interesting. Again a touch
      too sweet. Caramel and vanilla, vanilla and caramel. Lollypop on spices. Wait,
      wait! Dried apricots and sultanas. Ah, the fruit is emerging. Even better, it
      develops beautifully on the palate, but you need to chew it for a while. Yes,
      by the third sip it is bulls eye!
    • Finish
      On the medium long finish, the sweetness is supported
      magnificently by the wood spices.

  5. granella2003 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light fruity aromas with a sweet edge and full tones of raisins, dried apricot and soft vanilla with a delicate undertone of gegerste malt and oak
    • Taste
       Slightly fruity and sweet begins with notes of raisins and dried apricot and a hint of sweet vanillaThe flavors that follow are more savory and spicy oak, ginger and black pepper follow
    • Finish
      Long finish that is full of spicy notes

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Roman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It tastes good to me, a bit monotonous but still delicious, somehow I do not taste any typical Glenfiddich flavor, good substance!
    • Nose
      gentle sweetness, vanilla with subtle herbal notes
    • Taste
      a bit spicy at first, it needs air, a hint of vanilla is first felt, after a few swallows it changes and becomes very herbaceous, almost like a light bittersweet, surrounded by a pleasant sweetness
    • Finish
      a bit too short

  8. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cask of Dreams is a special marriage of Glenfiddich whiskies taken from a
    hand-picked selection of American oak casks holding matured whiskies of
    a variety of ages, with the youngest at 14 Years Old. This whisky was
    then filled into the 11 inscribed casks and left to finish in the
    virgin American oak to bring an intense and powerful vanilla sweetness.
    The casks were closely monitored to ensure a desirable balance of the
    oak’s vanilla and spice with fruity, floral aromas, with Kinsman finding
    perfect balance after 3 months of finishing and at a high strength of
    48.8% ABV. The distinctive packaging highlights the cask as icon,
    reflecting not only the participation of the thousands who had a hand in
    making this whisky but also the Glenfiddich distillery’s commitment to
    integrity, with an on-site traditional cooperage that is the only one of
    its kind left in Scotland.

  9. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Glenfiddich team took the barrels across the US and asked people to

    commit their dreams and signatures to the barrels themselves.  When the

    barrels returned to Scotland for filling their were thousands of

    signatures and dreams written upon them.


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