Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Whiskybase

Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.82/100
votes
302
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

€ 44,35

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.82 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 obviously takes its toll.

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

  2. midnite 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.

  3. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  4. hans1971 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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

  7. BehindSpace scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

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

  8. iDea D scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  10. valery77 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

Tastingtags

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

Whiskybase

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 © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login