Glenfiddich 19-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Age of Discovery - Red Wine
Stated Age
19 years old
Red Wine Cask Finish
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L34X 4351 1103
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
15 Feb 2013 1:30 pm

Average value

€ 182.25

58 × in wishlist

252 × member ratings

1091 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 19-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.20 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I really enjoyed the other two in this trilogy. And between Bourbon and Madeira I didn't know for a long time which one comes across better for me. Both at a high level in their field. But this wine finish doesn't pick me up. Everything on a boring level and easily mass-compatible. Especially the PLV suffers a lot here. Not mine, sorry.
    • Nose
      Little left of red wine? Only some rare malt notes with little sulfur. Now a hint of apricot and rare tea notes come through. Unfortunately, not much is happening. Too bad.
    • Taste
      The basis is probably the red fruits. Spicy and velvety sweet with a woody touch. The red berries are disturbed by light pepper. But fruity notes that gently and gently fill the mouth. Now he's done a lot again. He is collecting points with a really harmonious palate feeling. In the middle part he can impress again. But still on a lower level.
    • Finish
      Medium to short and spicy. It ends unexpectedly sour and increasingly bitter without red wine. Boring, and no memory effect. He won't make it on my shelf.

  2. AnPiobaireStreodag scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Bought bottle for £60 which I thought reasonable. Pleasant flavours and very easy to drink. Glenfiddich not something I normally go for but will happily buy this again. 46% strength could have improved it but overall enjoyed the whisky.

  3. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  4. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Baked and fresh apple, vanilla, sweet pastries, flour, cotton candy, ascorbic acid, recently sawn board, furniture lacquer, wet wood, pencil shavings, delicate wine notes, cocoa powder. 22
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, moderately dry. Tropical fruits, salt, malt, salted caramel, oak barrel. 21
    • Finish
      Medium in length, smoothly fading, slightly astringent. Tannins dominate, oak barrel motifs, a bitter bitterness appears in the middle of the dram. 21

      Very harmonious, balanced, “rounded" whisky. Balance 22.
      Total 86

  6. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    there are point deduction because
    only 40%
    That should go better at this price range.
    • Nose
      88 88
      very fruity.

      Sweet vanilla with red fruits. malt
      Complex. No alcohol noticeable.

      A nice nose, if you like it sweet and fruity
      Wine, marmalade fruit and light malt note
    • Taste
      84 84
      a very soft start.

      Sweet, maybe the sugar with some aspartame.

      Then again the red fruits, cherry with red currant, with walnut.

      The oak is only very noticeable.

      The age tastes you.

      Very soft, unfortunately a bit weak because of the 40%. I would like to drink it with 46% or cask strength. That would certainly be much better, he has what it takes.
    • Finish
      84 84

      If sweet and fruity, the sweetness is a bit artificial.

      Out of the throat comes some oak with walnut and malt.

      On the whole a fruity flatterer.

  7. stefan_PB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very nice fruity whisky. Heavy and oily with a great finish.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Wine, marmalade fruit and light malt note
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruity, sweetness, trace nuttiness, pleasant oak, very soft
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long and warming, sweetness of the wine and finally the oak, great finish

  8. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very pleasing, aromatic single malt from the Age of Discovery series, satisfying nose and palate equally. The red wine cask finish brings in rich fruitiness and well-dosed sweetness but without overwhelming the distillery character. This is nicely balanced with a warming spicy core. A really pleasant surprise. Water isn't necessary at all! 

    • Nose
      Pleasantly fruity on the nose with red cherries, raspberries, red currant and yellow apples. This is complemented by vanilla and a rich wine aroma. Hints of  white pepper and oak spice in the back.
    • Taste
      Subtle sweet but fairly fruity start on the palate with wine aroma, red cherries and raspberries. Creamy even velvety. Then warming spices arrive with cinnamon, white pepper and oak, followed by a touch of bitter grape peel towards the finish. The delicate warming pepperiness increases with a second sip.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, warm and creamy. Slightly sweet with red berries compote, a touch of grape peel, oak and tannins on the tail.

      With water: Water enhances the fruitiness on the nose with more yellow apples, red cherries and berries and wine flavours. Even citric notes and juicy oranges arrive, nicely mixed with creamy vanilla in the back. On the palate, however, the lovely sweet and fruity notes are significantly tamed, while dry notes of oak, tannins and bitter grape peel take over. The finish is short, subtle warm and dry with oak, tannins and a hint of creamy fruit jam on the tail.

  9. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh. Red apples, dark grapes, raspberries, honey. Orange jelly. Some earth and reeds.
    • Taste
      Raspberry cake, vanilla ice cream, roasted almonds. Orange marmalade, Campari. Slightly sticky, medium length.

  10. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?