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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.90/100
votes
286
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 11:36 am

Average value

€ 42,98

286 × member ratings

865 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

34 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
07 May 2017 12:30 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 85 points

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 obviously takes its toll.

RATING: 3.7/5.0 85 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE [+]·

Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
81
Price
86
Presentation
84
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Indianerhäuptling
Expert Junior Indianerhäuptling Review note
14 Apr 2018 12:56 am
Indianerhäuptling gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80.2
Nose
80
Initial taste
82
Body
80
Finish
78
Price
82
Presentation
80
Achany
Connoisseur Achany Review note
14 Mar 2018 8:41 am
Achany gave this whisky 84 points

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.

Weighted Rate
83.9
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
85
Presentation
84
BehindSpace
Expert Senior BehindSpace Review note
06 Jan 2018 10:45 pm
BehindSpace gave this whisky 73 points
Weighted Rate
73.1
Nose
73
Initial taste
72
Body
72
Finish
71
Price
80
Presentation
75
iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Review note
09 Nov 2017 10:58 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
83
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
88
Dimitri
GlenGabriel
Expert Junior GlenGabriel Review note
25 Apr 2017 11:32 pm
GlenGabriel gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.9
Nose
83
Initial taste
81
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
81
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valery77
Expert Senior valery77 Review note
11 Feb 2017 3:54 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.6
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
78
Presentation
80
LJBurns
Member Junior LJBurns Review note
28 Jan 2017 12:25 am
LJBurns gave this whisky 78 points

On the nose, there's a tangy bitterness. Quite woody, and an odd "gluey" note.Some dried fruit.

On the pallette this is quite dry and tannic, with restrained light sugar sweetness. There's a tangy mouthwatering sourness to it
I'm not a massive fan. It feels the cask has taken over from the spirit.
Weighted Rate
77.7
Nose
75
Initial taste
81
Body
79
Finish
76
Price
80
Presentation
75
AdelphosHume
Expert Senior AdelphosHume Tasting note
20 Jan 2017 9:02 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Yeasty mixed grain bread and butterscotch, raisin and sherry, earthy walnut oil, clove and spiced dried fruits, marmalade/orange oil and dried leaf litter, a hint of rubber and wood-char, soft oak tannins

Taste

Oranges and tangerines, mixed cereal grains, fuji apples and spice (cinnamon and clove)

Finish

charred (slightly musty) oak tannins and hay, candle wax, and a lingering note of over-ripe raspberries and dark chocolate

Comments

In my experience, the nose needs a bit of time to open completely with this one. Despite the musty notes, it was still an enjoyable dram, and this is the first time I've had these notes with this whisky.It may well have been the bottle. Generally though, this is a good casual sipping whisky.

Laga93
Expert Senior Laga93 Review note
15 Jan 2017 7:43 pm
Laga93 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
83
Presentation
83

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