Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition

Overall rating
84.61/100
votes
203
Whiskybase ID
WB38136
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Mainly European Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L34W 4891 0310 10:22
Barcode
5010327035031
Added on
27 nov 2012 7:49 am
Colored

Average value

€ 223.70

54 × in wishlist

203 × member ratings

1316 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition

28 users have left 31 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.61 points.

  1. -sAxo- scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    For the birthday a beautiful malt - unfortunately without age - but in noble metal box with metal knob cork and certificate.
    • Nose
      immediately dry wood smoke, herbs, yellow fruit (peach);
    • Taste
      fruity (citrus), honey, wood smoke, then seasoning (pepper, oak);
    • Finish
      medium-length finish with a fine hint of smoke, oak, becoming dry;

  5. Roland7 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Smoke! Rubber, graphite, burned wiring, burnt wood, earth, nuts, caramel, sweet apple, marmalade, candy, lemon.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. Malinois scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Probably the best fiddich i had, because of the peat. But it isn't spectacular... 

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    has gotten really expensive so not worth it anymore, i like the balance of fruits and peat though
    • Nose
      stewed fruits, butter, honey, light earth, peat
    • Taste
      honey/caramel, milk chocolate, dark fruits, smoke, peat, sweet grass, citrus
    • Finish
      medium, butter, salt, honey, grass and nuts at the back followed by caramel and stewed fruits

  9. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Interesting release this one. I probably appreciate Glenfiddich better without the peat but like the limited releases that offer something else. Sometimes it can go really well. This would be much better if the fruity notes normally associated with the distillate came forward a bit more and it is doable. AnCnoc Stack is an excellent example of a fruity spirit that keeps the distillery character despite the peat smoke. A spirit that is more balanced and not smothered by the smoke.

    Rating interval 75-80
    • Nose
      Malty with lemon and quite substantial peat smoke in comparison with the what is usually detected in Glenfiddich. Smoked licorice, salted banana and some canned fruit cocktail behind the smoke.
    • Taste
      Soft arrival with salty peat smoke. Some ripe banana and vanilla on the development but the peat smoke is really upfront revoking the fruity notes.  Became slightly better with some water though.
    • Finish
      Savory and smoky with salted banana in the background which disappeared rather quickly. Expected a longer finish from the palate.

      Rating interval 75-80

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I would never get blind on Glenfiddich. That's something else. I like it in total. A little more volume of alcohol would have been nice. Gladly more of the experiments.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Not bad, reminds me from memory at the https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/73214/ardmore-tradition-peated and when I read my notes on this, that fits quite well. Only is the for less than 40 € / liter instead of 100 / 0.7 to have. So interesting experiment for Glenfiddich, nice expensive tin can, but to drink then rather the Ardmore tradition.
    • Nose
      clear, but moderate dry wood smoke (already at the opening of the sample), then grassy-bitter notes, which küchenkräutriges ... similar oregano, behind a gentle, tart chocolate note what burned-nutty; with a few drops of water I get some apricot / peach
    • Taste
      here too wood smoke, dry old wood, old kitchen herbs, quite spicy, pepper, a little nutmeg, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      medium, the smoke is, plus pepper, walnut, burnt rolls

  12. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. Tony-Port Lady did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      42 42
    • Finish
      79 79

  14. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 55 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      35 35
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      25 25

  15. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    On the higher end of ok. The fruity peat is attractive, though I am not a fan of the vegetal notes. 
    • Nose
      Fruity peat, some vegetal bitterness. Something chalky. Not unpleasant though. The fruity peat note dominates. 
    • Taste
      Soft, ethereal arrival. Mild peat and honey and some vegetal and bitter notes. 
    • Finish
      Short finish that fades quickly to mild spice and bitterness. 

  16. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interesting! Spicy, but for me rather a very young seasoning, sweetness is to be found but the best comes for me against the end, when the slight smokiness comes to light.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Koloman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Due to its light but very aromatic roughness an unusual, but all the more interesting Glenfiddich.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  21. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very unusual for the distillery, already through the smoke. At least young whiskys seem to have been added here. Not so without corners, edges and individuality, but really different and idiosyncratic. Nevertheless, harmonious and pleasant.
    • Nose
      First clearer, not phenolic smoke. The Glenfiddich apple is here pickled pear. Caramel & some chocolate. Later on you will find some carnation & lovage (yes, Maggi!).
    • Taste
      First a clear dash of acidity, reminiscent of sorrel, and a soft sweetness accompanied by dark caramel. Officially, the English jam is, but I miss the fruit. The acid disappears immediately and the sweetness is complemented by the spice of the oak and the alcohol, which is quite strong for its 43%.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long. The sweet leaves the field oak & smoke. And then he's gone all of a sudden. You taste and look, but there is really nothing left.

  22. Albaron scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Somewhat smoky, yet impressively smoky and malty for a Glenfiddich. More of it please
    • Nose
      Some alcohol, some smoke, citrus fruit, vanilla, honey sweetness
    • Taste
      Strong onset, dry smoke, vanilla sweetness, some malt and some oak
    • Finish
      The smoke remains, some sweetness and oak too

  23. Diedler scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: Initially Smoke, more then just a hint, wasn´t expacting this. Ripe Pear, white Marble Cake, sweet candyfloss, nose tickeling spiciness

    Mouth: Smoke again, good ammount of oak-spice, ripe white grapes, white Pepper, quite tasty Finish: The Spiciness is lingering good, becomes more somkey, a whiff of ripe sweetness, then the smoke disappears and all ends with a nice prickeling memory of pepper on the thoungs tip.

    Conclusion: A solid Malt, I am a bit surprised. Unexpectet obvious smoke for a Fiddich. The Finish is great, i like it. 86 Points

  24. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Well, the least you
    can say is that this is a unique Glenfiddich. The peat is quite big and
    outspoken, which makes me wonder if this is a young whisky. But it certainly is
    nice.
    • Nose
      Wow! This is indeed
      startling. The peat immediately puts its foot down and offers wet hay, earthy
      notes and smoldering wood. Underneath hides the sweetness in the shape of
      overripe apples, roasted nuts, rice pudding with vanilla. The sweetness becomes
      louder all the time. Very nice balance between the sweetness and the peat on
      the one hand, and the influence of the bourbon and sherry casks on the other. Very
      interesting, lovely nose!
    • Taste
      Mildly oily on the
      palate. Again the peat draws the attention with sweet ashes, a bit of syrupy
      tar and loads of toasted oak before a lot of spices (ginger, camphor, cloves,
      cinnamon, licquorice and vanilla) precede the apples. This must be what peaty
      apple sauce tastes like.
    • Finish
      The finish is short
      to medium long on ashes and cinnamon.

  25. arulkl did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Was invited to their launch a year ago at Hilton KL Sentral. Hardly impressed with this bottling, Mind you we had the 12/15/18 and this bottling did not impress one bit
    • Nose
      K=

  26. wacher did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I have been to Border-Shop Puttgarden on the 26th of June 2014 and I can confirm that they still have the 125th Anniversary Edition for sale and the price is correct. I have taken a picture so if you want to see for your self click on Bordershop and see the pictures.

  27. wacher did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I have been to Border-Shop Puttgarden on the 9th of May 2014 and I can confirm that they still have the 125th Anniversary Edition for sale and the price is correct.

  28. klohmann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This feels like a very young whisky (even the 12 seems to
    have more body) but it is quite unique and very interesting. But it's not fully
    successful - it doesn't seem to commit in any particular direction. Tasting
    this with the 12 and 18 is fantastic - the commonalities carry though, but they
    all taste quite different.
    • Nose
      Soft heathery peat, roasted cashews, charred wood and creme
      brûlée. The peat combined with that classic apple, pear, raspberry fruity note
      is intoxicating. Nicely balanced. Water doesn't change things up much.
    • Taste
      We have vanilla, marmalade and red apples up front, soft peat
      and toasted oak in the back. Herbaceous. Mouth-watering. Not as balanced as the
      nose, but fascinating - both peaty and very smooth, though a little metallic.
      Like with the nose, not much change with water.
    • Finish
      The medium-length finish shows camphor, cigar ash, cinnamon
      and more caramel.

  29. wacher did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bordershop Puttgarden is a brick and mortar store (actually it is on a boat) and they have a very nice Glenfiddich selection as they have opened a Glenfiddich store within the BorderShop. They don't do internet orders. You have to go to the store to buy products from them and they have a pretty good selection of whiskies and what they have on their website you will find in their store. Their prices on retail travel only whiskies are pretty good compared to other places.

  30. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  31. Feis_ile did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    William Grant & Sons have started the Glenfiddich celebration 125th Anniversary Edition, a new travel exclusive limited retail version bottling on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Glenfiddich.
    This limited edition single malt Scotch whisky is made by Bran Kinsman, the sixth Glenfiddich malt master, using whisky made with traditional techniques first formed by William Grant himself. The ultimate tribute 125 years pioneering spirit at the Glenfiddich distillery, the 43% ABV, 70 cl bottle is presented in a luxury gift tin with stag relief, accompanied by an official certificate of authenticity, leaflet with product story and tasting notes, and an etched solid copper Stop.

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