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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.72/100
votes
421
Whiskybase ID
WB41469
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Solera Vat
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry, Bourbon & New Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327325125
Added on
17 Apr 2013 11:42 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 53.96

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421 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.72 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review. Tasted in 06/2016 and 06/2018.

    Compared to the benchmark Glenfiddich 12, this 15-year-old Solera Vat is definitely a step up in quality. Ripe apples, banana and grapes are prominent on the nose, while fresh spices and subtle sherry notes add some complexity. On the palate, the fruity element is pushed to the second row with vanilla cream, honey and cinnamon are driving the event. The aromatic finish doesn't stick around for long, but at this price it is hard to complain.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]

  2. Kraddell scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Pours medium dark gold, scent is mild, some oak. Taste is medium, very gentle. Very grainy, milder oloroso oak than the 12 to me. Complex finish. Bit dry, mild nuttyness.

  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Such a drink, in which there is a little bit of everything, which makes its character unclear.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet, Belgian waffles, dark dry berries, prune jam, hay.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The taste is sweet, dark dry berries, red apple, eclair.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Sweet, baked, short-lived.

  4. Burch scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Notes from 4/26/14:

    Nice concept and a nice whisky! I think more distilleries ought to use a solera so we can see how they change over time! This one is a a solera of sherry, bourbon and new oak whiskies.

    Nose: Sweet, bright, fruity, maraschino cherries, Christmas spices, slight wood, great balance.
    Palate: Drier, woodsier but still with the cherry spice.
    Finish: Driest, cherry flavor lost to a grassy note.

    Easy drinker. I really like it.

  5. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Saftkenner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    One can especially highlight the pleasant and rich nose. Unfortunately, the palate cannot keep up here. There were certainly many, many refill kegs there and certainly some with a sting that were hidden in this huge batch. But that's the way it is when hundreds of thousands of bottles want (should) be filled ...
    Nevertheless, the 15-year-old offers significantly more than the younger brother, the 12-year-old. Well suited for newbies on a tight budget, whose journey of discovery is just beginning.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Soft, at the same time fresh and balanced nose. No alcohol noticeable.
      Banana, apple, caramel, lemon, vanilla, greased leather, honey, ginger.
    • Taste
      81 81
      As was to be expected, unfortunately a bit watery and not quite as balanced in taste as its aroma.
      Oak seasoning, orange, some cardboard
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium-long and slightly musty finish. What remains is vanilla, tannins and apple.

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Svjatogor scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    fruit, sherry, malt, pepper

  9. Teomarg scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. GeorgeP scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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