Glenfiddich 18-year-old

Overall rating
83.10/100
votes
854
Whiskybase ID
WB39761
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Matured In Small Batches
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry & Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327325132
Added on
03 feb 2013 11:46 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 78.34

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Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich 18-year-old

75 users have left 80 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.10 points.

  1. Bembel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Intense sherry with dark fruits. Subliminal sweetness. Wintry with cinnamon, raisins and baked apple. Malt.
    • Taste
      Full in the mouth with tingling on the tongue. Sweet fruit compote of apples. Oak. Salivation sets in.
    • Finish
      Medium - long. Fruity with oak bitterness.

  2. joeynoreen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. The_Osprey scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Glenfiddich Aged 18 Years, Small Batch Reserve, 40% SMSW.

    5cl miniature at home, April 2022.

    Dark golden, two-toned to amber. Doesn’t look natural to me but i suppose it conceivably could be at this age...

    Aroma is empty, gluey, hint of browned apple, old oak. But all very closed down. Hint of green grape later on.

    Body is watery.

    Taste is very, very soft indeed. I can’t remember drinking a whisky that had so little burn, spice or saltiness. It’s impressively low-impact – it tastes like it’s been watered down to 20%.

    Very light bready oak. Wood chip. No flaws in the spirit or in the casks. You couldn’t bury a flaw in a whisky this ‘clean’. You could barely get away with using one bad cask.

    I used to like this whisky before I liked whisky, and now I see why. It’s a really soft beginner’s dram to ease people in to the world of whisky and that will have broad appeal. It is not bad in my opinion but now that I have tried more flavourful things I just find it quite boring and lacking character/complexity. I wouldn’t call it insipid as such. Maybe it would seem so if it followed a bigger whisky. But taking a step back and looking at this objectively...this is stupendously clean for something that’s been locked away in wood for 18 years. It has an easy, approachable, soft character that many people will like. At £70 the opportunity cost is big though, for me. There are loads and loads of things I’d rather drink at an equivalent price point. 3.1/74

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. bankimate scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Roley scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Spoerkel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is not unpleasant, but very thin / watery.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Kraddell scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Pours a clear, medium dark pale yellow. Scent is full, very malty. Fruity, quite intense. Taste is full, malty, very intense. Medium fine alcohol. Fruity ( apple ) piecrust. mild Oloroso influence. lovely !

  9. Sporx scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Tropical fruits, little sherry

    taste
    A little too thin, tropical fruits, sherry again

    finish
    Short to medium length

    Food pairing

    With Werther's soft caramel and curry powder (really delicious), alcohol sharpness comes through. Curry is made much stronger by the whisky, tropical fruits even more, sherry is almost completely neutralized

    With Parmesan, 70 percent dark chocolate plus 1 or 2 espresso beans (wow), sherry comes to the fore, exotic fruits take a back seat

    With parmesan and cinnamon, the whisky becomes significantly larger

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N: Same as the 15yo but,… older, duh! Nothing gets past me! This batch of the ‘standard’ 18yo is made up from 80% bourbon and 20% sherry casks and is spared a ‘new wood’ finishing. Character-wise, this one speaks of fruity caramelised sugars and some malty fudge.

    T: With further ageing, it’s gone [bone-dry] drier with less spiciness compared to the 15yo.

    F: With sweet-bitter chocolate notes, I find this softer/more composed/more understated than the 15yo, and – also at 40% – a little flat.

    C: This is good old enjoyable stuff, though what it gains with those extra three years in oak and oakiness, it loses in vitality [more abv grumbles].

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/on-location-in-2016-glenfiddich/

  11. AdamsB scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Cold filtered whisky colored with caramel. I am not a follower of Glenfiddich so the assessment may not be objective ....
    • Nose
      Caramel, vanilla, apple, spices, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, and walnuts
    • Taste
      Cardboard, oak, dark chocolate, orange and leather
    • Finish
      Oak, apple, pear

  12. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Teomarg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  14. DrunkDude scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    rather balanced one, but lil bit too plain.
    • Nose
      Malty, slightly meaty, Fuji apple, fresh strawberry. 86
    • Taste
      Watery floral, then brings up some liqorice, back to spices, chocolate bitterness, ginger warmth. Citrus peel. Hints of Honey. 86
    • Finish
      Rich tannin some chocolate. 86

  15. EvilAFI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fairly simple, apples, oak, spice, honey, malt. Pleasant, but forgettable.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Light smoke, candle wax, apple, Chardonnay,
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oak spice, malt, apples,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Spice lingers, with a light honey sweetness, fairly long for the abv

  16. Thermidor scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    I was given this blind at a friend and would have guessed it was some mostly-highland blend. The sherry isn't quite as present as in the 15yo, and while this is smokier, its taste is superficial and the finish so quick I truly thought it must've been cut with grain. Not a bad whisky but I think you get a better deal with the 15yo.

  17. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Super Administrator

    Why do you bottle a rather expensive 18-year-old Single Malt at thin 40% ABV, add E150a colorant and chill-filter it? Big question mark! Light but subtle in the aroma, there is a dominating note of overripe apples with some cinnamon, vanilla cream and hints of Oloroso casks in the background. Orange zest and a touch of cider characterize the aromatic arrival, followed by restrained fruitiness and a medium-length finish with mildly bitter wood spices. Altogether somewhat boring and without big complexity, Glenfiddich's 15yo Solera Vat is a better value.

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  18. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Apple, pear, toffee, vanilla, oak ... round and harmonious.
    Somewhat softer than the 12er, but nothing unusual.

  19. psiiik scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  20. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A go-to whisky, a household staple, a satisfying everyday dram, a great value-for-money whisky (at least when I bought the one-liter bottle for 60 €), and, yes: a bit underpowered.

    On the nose, candied orange peel, cookie dough and baking spices vie for supremacy. It's sherried alright, but without the Oloroso aromas pasting over everything else. The Glenfiddich fruits and florals come through nicely; this is still really fragrant, even after 18 years - and even at 40%. Classic nose, hard not to like. Simultaneously deep and light. An achievement, especially in such a high-circulation bottling.

    On the palate: beautiful rich chocolate-and-cocoa notes, caramel fondant with sweet vanilla pudding and orange candies. Some flower blossoms sprinkled on top. Perhaps some rhubarb pie as well? Liquid dessert, is what I'm saying. Sure, the mouthfeel could be better, but at this price, I'm reluctant to quibble.

    Finish: medium, does the best that it can with the stingy ABV it's gotten.

    A flagship whisky, a bit consensual perhaps, but simply delicious, and wildly underrated if you can get it at a decent price.

  21. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It is standard for an 18 cc, but very pleasant and round.
    Clearly the apples from the distillery character.
    Compared to the 15 and 12 he is clearly better.
    • Nose
      Immediately apple juice and then even more pleasant aromas. Caramel and malt go into pear,
      Always ripe apples! "Apple Helene" would be easier.
    • Taste
      There are strong echoes of malt that wrap themselves over the sweetness, but more of a dark chocolate comes to the fore.
    • Finish
      Rather only mediocre for 18 years, it remains sweet, chocolaty, and not entirely tannin-free. Also rather lower standard.

  22. RBFB scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    One of my favourites!

  23. Collegiate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I think this would be a great dram to give to someone blind. I’m no fiddich fan and I want to hate everything they are doing, but whenever I have this dram I find it quite enjoyable. I wish it were bottled at a higher strength no doubt, however this is a quality dram with good complexity and lots of nice aging brought into the mix. Unfortunately the QPR is pretty bad as this bottle has almost doubled in price where I am in the last four years.

  24. namnug scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      With much citric character (of mainly orange), vanilla, and hints of honey and dried raisins.
    • Taste
      Thin and smooth body. Palate balanced and plain, a bit dull. Tastes of vanilla, cocoa, and malt. Ends with slight spices.
    • Finish
      Short. A hint of spice remains.

  25. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    nice standard for a leisurely drink in the circle of friends. clear taste notes and easy to decipher.
    • Nose
      very fruity, round and soft. Pears bananan honey melon Peaches and immature oranges, behind it knocks the barrel of the 18 and gives the woody spices.
    • Taste
      creamy tender, the 40% are very reserved, butterscotch and still the fruity notes. Barely to taste for aging. overall pretty easy
    • Finish
      short and reserved. Here you can see most clearly that he has only 40%. fresh spice spreads nevertheless with floral notes in the mouth.

  27. Whisky Jig scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Nothing objectionable, nothing remarkable. Well made, well balanced, a little mild, if not outright weak.   I dearly wish it was bottled at a higher ABV; even 43 or 46 would have provided far more of a stage for what is, really, a very respectable spirit. 

    Shoe polish, oiled wood and ripe apples on the nose, with a distinct "look, we blended some sherry and bourbon casks, what do you want" thrust on the palate.  Quite nice.  Won't launch a thousand ships, but maybe three tugs?  A dozen rowboats?  
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  28. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  29. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  30. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    don´t know what´s not to like. it´s not the most complex dram and deserved a higher ABV. but at that price it´s a very fine dram.
    86/100
    • Nose
      very smooth and rounded. more on the fruity /spicy side as usual at glenfiddich. everything is matured and polished. they achieved a nice balance between sherry and bourbon maturation with the bourbon in advance, really a whole basket of fruits: melons , peaches , oranges, sweet apples etc. vanilla and cinnamon, honey.
    • Taste
      despite the low strength it comes with a substancial arrival.
      very much the nose with a bit stronger spiciness. creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      medium to long, spicy, drying very slowly

  31. AliB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80

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

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  33. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice but unlike the 15er definitely not worth the price, is probably. 10% better at 100% more price!
    • Nose
      Cherry, sour plums, vanilla, light malt still in between and floral notes, still the apricot from the 15's, very similar nose with a tad more sherry influence only
    • Taste
      Nice full dried fruits, apricots, prunes, apples, tangerines, very nice. The vanilla malt, the gentle oak with a hint of spicyness and nutmeg / cinnamon in the background
    • Finish
      Dry and oakier than the 15er, more red fruit, medium in length

  34. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N- Familiar sour plum, cinnamon and vanilla, lime and match stick. Cherries, floral and whiff of cocoa.

    P- Zesty fruits, buttery, balance with good weight. Rich chocolate and dusting spices, woody mouthfeel. F- Long and smooth finish. Delicious pickled ginger with a touch of
    stone fruit sweetness. Cherry, plum and clove drift pass with a layer of
    spicy chili.


    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  35. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  36. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The sweet fruitiness and the sour note of the nose harmonize perfectly. The taste is characterized by tart, slightly bitter and spicy wood aromas. The finish is dominated at the end by an incredible aroma of wet nuts and foliage. All in all a fine drop.
    • Nose
      The first nosing immediately makes a fruity sweetness noticeable. Raisins and slightly overripe fruits dominate the first moment. Discreet sherry plays with fine milk chocolate. A slightly sour note comes out, a hint of smoke is created. The sweet fruit aroma and the sour note harmonize perfectly.
    • Taste
      For a moment fruity sweetness flashes before spicy woody aromas overlay the fruit. Tart wood notes and a bit of sulfur are coming to the fore. A subtle sharpness surrounds the tongue. The wood gets tart and bitter over time. Suddenly, a very pleasant nut aroma is created.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with a bitter and bitter wood note. Nut aromas and spicy oak exude a very pleasant and chubby mouthfeel. Again a subtle note of sulfur. At the end of the finish creates a flavor of moist walnuts and wet leaves.

  37. pianoman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rum, raisins. Sweet apples, slightly sour plums. Fresh sawdust. Chocolate with nut.
    • Taste
      Nutty. Something orange. Kirsch. Chocolate.

  38. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  39. ApricotOne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  40. Jaydee scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  41. domani scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    As with the 15-year-old great flavors. Disappointed but in the taste where one would have expected a bit more depth for the 18 years. But even like the 15-year-old, this one is not a bad single malt. He is unfortunately too fast to see through - 12.12.2015
    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, light hints of smoke, very fruity, pineapple, ripe pears, apple, compote, truffle chocolate, tobacco, oak
    • Taste
      Very fruity, again pineapple, ripe pear, apple, fruit sweetness, creamy, oily, only slight bitterness
    • Finish
      Lang

  42. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It’s a good whisky but it laks some power, especially on the palate. The flavors are rich and lush but not convincing. The smells of this dram are better than the palate. I think I prefer the Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve over this one.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-317-glenfiddich-18-year/
    • Nose
      A round, vibrant, sharp, rich and sweet whisky with aroma’s of pear, banana, vanilla, hint of coconut, oak, malt, honey, pear drops, pencil shavings?, hay, soft sherry, caramel, creme brûlée, grapefruit zest, baked apples, cinnamon, hint of chocolate and some toffee.
    • Taste
      A soft, sweet, rich, mild and round whisky with aroma’s of white pepper, oak, dry sherry, sultanas, honey, garden herbs, nutmeg, apples, apple compete, malt, brown sugar, caramel, vanille, roasted nuts, hint of chocolate, floral tones, fresh wood shavings, some dried apricot, ginger, cinnamon and soft tannins.
    • Finish
      A medium long, drying and soft finish with aroma’s of vanilla, cereals, a hint of butter, nutty, soft oak and some dried fruits.

  43. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma:
    Apples, dark fruits, honey and wood
    Taste:
    Strong onset, light sweetness of dark fruits, wood
    finish:
    Gentle, round, medium long

  44. maltaholic scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A malt for all days. Not bad, but not too special.

  45. Landryn scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  46. Bosi scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    The epitome of a Speyside malts. Butter soft, but incredibly complex. A whisky for evening enjoyment and relaxation.
    • Nose
      At first, the whisky has a strong sherry note, which recedes behind flavors of honey and sultanas.
    • Taste
      Very little oil, but the Glenfiddich 18 has various fruit notes (apple, raspberry jam) that form a complex taste. The honey note of the aroma is also found again and a hint of milk chocolate is added.
    • Finish
      Soft and medium to long.

  47. malthead-sven scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    well balanced and flattering malt. First fruity, then spicy, elegant.
    • Nose
      cloudy apple juice, watermelon, very fruity, ripe bananas, syrup, a bit grassy, ​​sawdust, gummy bears
    • Taste
      balanced, woody, then raisins get through, increasingly spicy
    • Finish
      mild, warming, fruity, quite discreet oak, medium length, some chocolate

  48. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      77 77

  49. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nothing special and like the 15 year much better 10 years ago.
    • Nose
      Not very expressive but I do detect cola cubes and some cooking apple and fresh steamed apple sponge cake.
    • Taste
      The palate is better on cream sherry some chocolate notes and caramel but it is pretty simple.
    • Finish
      Too short for me.

  50. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  51. Mascht scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      fresh apples, citrus
    • Taste
      light, oily, slightly maritime
    • Finish
      medium

  52. Obviousz scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      85 85

  53. Hotspur000 scored this whisky 72 points Member Junior

    The Glenfiddich 18 yo was a very important whisky for me in that it was the one that taught me that 'older' and 'more expensive' does not automatically mean 'better.'

    It's very, very heavy and thick ... almost oily. My first sip it tasted like shampoo, then after that it felt like I was literally chewing on tree bark. Not enjoyable at all. 

    Maybe my tastes haven't 'evolved' to this sort of thing yet, or maybe Glenfiddich just starts to go downhill after the 15 yo (the latter), but I would urge everyone not to waste their money on this. 

  54. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  55. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  56. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nut nuts, oak, vanilla and dried fruit. The alcohol is well integrated in the mouth or there is a little Sherry in addition to the aromas of the nose. Lack of power and complexity.

  57. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  58. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    pretty light and easy for 18 years, but just as tasty and round. Much better than the 15 year old and the only common ground with the 12 year old are the apples from the Brennereicharakter. Qualitatively there are worlds in between!
    • Nose
      on the first turn for fermented apple juice, fortunately, this association gives way to more pleasant flavors. Ripe apple, caramel and malt go over into pear Helene, well, actually apple Helene.
    • Taste
      Strong hints of malt are transformed into sweet, but rather dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      rather short for 18 years, sweet, chocolaty, almost tannin-free.

  59. NamorX68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  60. Koloman scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      82 82

  61. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very mild. Vanilla. Apples. Citrus fruits. Pineapple. Subtle sherry. Some oak.
    • Taste
      Almost watery, more percent would have done the whisky good. Something sweet with malt. Citrus fruits. In the background oak.
    • Finish
      In a short finish, only malt is noticeable. Too bad.

  62. Koloman scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      82 82

  63. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not necessarily my case.
    • Nose
      Sweet, some mint, honey and raisins.
    • Taste
      Bitter, wooden, strong.
    • Finish
      Long and wooden too.

  64. dave3 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  65. Timgig scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Good, sweet whisky. In the finish, however, very disappointing.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      68 68

  66. p4blo did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very boring whisky, lacks power and flavour. What could be exciting about this 18yo is certainly diluted out making this whisky very bland and universal. The marketing it gets is absolutely necessary here.
    • Nose
      Fruity nose with a tiny bit of spices and wood. Nothing too distinctive there.
    • Taste
      Fruits - cherries, apples, oranges, fresh and floral. It is nicely rounded, but the body is simply lacking depth. Tastes like a bit of whisky diluted in huge amounts of water.
    • Finish
      Short, very disappointing for this age.

  67. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  68. Cipidos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  69. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  70. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N: Sweet fruity tones, Light aromas of biscuit and sherry. In addition, some
         spices and wood tones.

    T: Sweet tones combined with some light spiciness and bitterness.

    F: Fairly long, spicy and some bitterness as well.

  71. Mushinico scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  72. ricallende scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      70 70

  73. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A little more sherry influence here, with 20 per cent Europeans oak casks used for this particular whisky. Bottled at 40%. Apples, nutmeg and raisins. A bit more flavour than the 12yo, but still watery. Lacks power.

  74. nathanyael scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  75. dw scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I experienced quite some batch variation here (80p - 86p).

  76. Igor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Flower garden, blooming flowers, plants, cherry orchard (in blossom), lime tree?, apricots, sweetish green apple, fennel, plum jelly, lychee?, lemon curd, pineapple, peach, hint of melon, white muscat grapes, Tokay, tropical fruit (think guava), angelica, sour cider note, pear drops. Little by little it diminishes. Only a combination of lemon lollipop, white wine, and a vague trace of wooden barrel left unimpaired.
    • Taste
      Rounded, medium-bodied, nicely balanced really. Very mellow, not just smooth, but thickly-smooth. It has got little bit of everything mixed there. Starts with sweet and subtle vanilla, sultana grape, almost glossy smoothness, dry, peanut/nutmeg?, sour plant, sorrel, something bitter (hard to pin down). It is very quaffable to say the least.
    • Finish
      Of a decent consistency, tends to long length, Surely, it's richer than initial taste. Sappy, herbal, sorrel-like, salted lemon, peel of orange, sour grapes, candied ginger, lemon pith, biting, modest prickliness, scanty numbness, toasted almond, drying, heartwood?, citrus fruit that linger's long.

  77. mister glenfarclas did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great value for money ratio. Great whisky!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  78. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nice, pleasant whisky. Not very exciting.
    • Nose
      Gentle, spicy tones. Pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Subtle hints of Oak. Some fruits like white grapes and figs.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Light bodied. Gentle. (Watery..)
    • Finish
      Too short for an 18-yo.

  79. granella2003 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Colour: gold. Nose: rich, pleasant with lots of fruit flavors (blood oranges, apples), sherry and vanilla from the wood. Taste: round and soft, melt in the mouth, beautiful sherry aromas, notes of raisins and honey, lightly spiced. The finish is rather long, aromas of nuts and sherry and a light touch of peat.

  80. granella2003 scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Aromas of blood orange, gentle smokiness and salted wood with delicate apple.
    • Taste
      Silky texture with a palette of sweet sherry, sultanas, honey, malt and a rich variety of herbs.
    • Finish
      A flawless finish that lasts and gently fades

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