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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.71/100
votes
396
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

€ 50.99

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396 × member ratings

1209 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.71 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
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. GeorgeP scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  3. valasios scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. mattheww scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. jaychen0913 scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Perfect for beginners Very sweet honey fruity
    The solera system makes the old section feel like old wine. It is not suitable for people who seek multiple levels of sense and taste.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruit Barrel
    • Taste
      85 85
      Honey faint spice and alcohol stimulation. The mellow feeling of old wine in the later stage
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet, a little spice and mint

  6. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 40%
    Aroma: Apples, cinnamon, all in sherry garb. Dried meadow flowers, juicy fruitiness, maltiness. (86 pts)
    Taste: The 40% is already tea for me, the mushroom is more spoiled. :-) Sherry, honey, light sweetness, sweetness. (84 pts)
    Points: 85/100
    Summary: I have a bottle about half way, so I decided to write impressions. Even in its more modern weaker version, it still has much to offer, but the old version of 43% already has cult status in my idealized memories.

  7. LordTim scored this whisky 62 points Member Senior

    I have to say my view is different from average. First I hate dates, and this one is full of it. There's smoky sense of this but not decent at all, it is wired. It is very sour but most of my friend do not feel it properly. Somehow this may be a fine malt but I just do not like it.

  8. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  9. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Soft yet with its own character

  10. AdamsB scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The whisky matures in American and European oak barrels, and in new American white oak barrels. The distillates are mixed in an oak vat filled in half with 15-year distillate. Then it goes to a ladle made of Portuguese oak.
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, heather, citruses
    • Taste
      Oak, Sherry, Marzipan,
    • Finish
      Fruity, Sweet,

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