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Glenfiddich Reserve Cask

Overall rating
79.70/100
votes
100
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010327323176
Added on
14 Sep 2013 5:16 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 67,49

12 × in wishlist

100 × member ratings

392 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Reserve Cask

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.70 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    A solid, young and neat malt; in the liter bottle with a good price-performance ratio!
    • Nose
      soft, fruity, raisins, sherry, very subtle oak, restrained;
    • Taste
      strong strong start, a lot of oak, spice; clearly more intense than the smell suggests, sherry aromas, but looks watered down;
    • Finish
      very short bitter bitter finish; Oak sounds like;

  2. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Clear sherry influence
      Multiple herbs
      After some time very sweet, caramel, ripe banana dipped in brown sugar, ripe peach / apricot
    • Taste
      81 81
      Little body
      Reasonably dry, red fruit with blueberries / blueberries as a leader, sherry and oak
      Not too complex
    • Finish
      81 81
      Fairly short
      Gentle spices and sweets

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not a lot of body but at least slightly better than the Select Cask
    • Nose
      Some apples, honey, plums too, red fruit, strawberry. Also some caramel
    • Taste
      Sweet, honey, caramel. Slightly spicy, light pepper. Soft, somewhat flat but not really watery.
    • Finish
      Very light peppers, sweet, honey, prunes. Mid-length.

  5. KOQ24 scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    Tea,spicy,Plums,Strawberry Ice,Milk Chocolate,
    Cranberries,Caramel

    Taste:
    spicy,Strawberries,Plums,Milk Chocolate,Cranberries

    Finish:
    Short and Smooth

    Overall:
    This is a good Everyday Dram.With it's lack of Oak Influence it shares some similarities with some more upscale Blended Whiskies.
    For some Single Malt Enthusiasts, this might prove to be a bit too clean and sanitized.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      60 60

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/whisky-squad-149-judgement-day/

    N: This has ‘blend’ written all over it, which in reality isn’t far off - a single distillery blend of all-sorts i’d imagine. We unanimously agreed that it was pretty flat. I also found it sweet, a little eggy [the whites] and doughy with salt n vinegar potato crisps,…
    T: Old, malty and oak steeped with a rather short middle.
    F: Only now the oldness of this whisky come through.
    C: I’m a sucker for these old=>young style single [blended] malts, and despite the flaws I find it really well blended - which tends to gain it quite a few more marks in my book. Our table gave this a solid 86/gold medal. The SBWM however awarded this a low silver.Scores a B-

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nice. 79 points!
    • Nose
      Nice sweet!
    • Taste
      Nice sweet! Sweet, soft.
    • Finish
      Warm, sweet and medium in length.

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Soft but very clear sherry nose.

      Sweet heavy fruitiness, compote, prunes, dades, figs.

      Nosing from the edge gives more of a lighter and fresher red berries impression.

      A little zesty orange freshness and some new leather.
    • Taste
      Richer and fuller than the Select Cask, doesn't feel so thin, but it lacks the evolving spice.

      Some spice there is, but it's very soft.

      Butterscotch, brownies with caramel topping and a black cherry.
    • Finish
      Close to medium lenght, chewing on it now, maybe it deserves medium.

      Slightly drying on oak tannins.

      Gingerbread, dark chocolate marzipan fingers.

  10. peej84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

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