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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.85/100
votes
292
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

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.85 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. hans1971 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

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

  4. 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

  5. BehindSpace scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

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

  6. iDea D scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  8. valery77 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  9. LJBurns scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

  10. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • 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

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