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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.73/100
votes
334
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

Average value

€ 44,35

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334 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.73 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Administrator

    Compared to the mass-produced 12-year-old Single Malt, Glenfiddich 15 Solera Vat is definitely a step up in quality. Rich and delicate fruitiness dominates the nose, in particular ripe apples, banana and grapes. Fresh spiciness and sherry cask influence add to the complexity of the malt. On the palate, the fruity notes are more subdued. Vanilla cream and honey sweetness are complemented by mild spices, most notably cinnamon. The finish is moderately long, bittersweet and spicy but not very substantial. High demand for casks has obviously taken a toll.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This is for me the calibration whisky par excellence. It has a little wisp of everything (smoke, sherry sweetness, bourbon cask fruitiness, and a bit of peat), which makes it a perfect mirror for almost any other whisky in existence. By itself it is a nice drop, although it pales in comparison to any four or five star whisky. There seems to be a lot of consistency between bottles, where it stays mostly the same apart from whether the nose is more yeasty or more sweet in a given bottle. I tend to give it 80 or 81 points depending on whether the yeast dominates or not.

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The typical Glenfiddich notes on the nose. Soft floral aromas, vanilla, marzipan. A bit grassy, a bit vinous. There’s also something lactic and sherbetty about it. Discreet, creamy nuttiness from the sherry casks. The nose is rather soft-spoken and feels a bit thin. Pleasant, but thin. (Or: thin, but pleasant, if you’re in a glass-half-full kind of mood.)

    It’s just as well-behaved on the palate, though the virgin-oak casks generate a zingy zap of fresh tannins that bristle on the tip of the tongue. Somewhat bourbon-like, if you will. Sweet, silky, juicy, with an ever-so-soft prickle towards the death. The finish is made up of one-half mouthwatering citrus and one-half terribly tame tannins. Gone in an instant, though, signalling to you that it’s time for another sip...

    To sum up: a single malt that behaves like an upscale blend. Easy drinking; perfect if you’re in the mood for a soft Scotch that doesn’t require a whole lot of deciphering.

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  5. hans1971 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Achany scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    yellow fruits, honey, subtle sherry, some traces of nuts, some barley, some nice bourbon influence as well. incredible smooth, finish is medium long and sweet. just a nice dram to sip on forever.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. BehindSpace scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      71 71

  9. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

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