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Glenfiddich Vintage Cask

Overall rating
83.52/100
votes
121
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Casktype
European Oak & Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327015798
Added on
07 Feb 2014 10:39 am by wacher

Average value

€ 109,53

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121 × member ratings

471 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Vintage Cask

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.52 points

  1. rolabob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    If only this one would be bottled at a higher abv....I guess it would have been a real cracker! Now it lacks body on the palate, but fortunately nose and finish are very good.
    • Nose
      This nose is actually quite nice! Clearly there is peat, but not in the ‘dirty’, earthy kind of way as Islay peat. Combined with the fresh, fruity character from Fiddich it is a very pleasant nose! Red apples, cinnamon and a wee hint of ripe banana.
    • Taste
      This is, unfortunately, where the well known shortcoming of Glenfiddich reveals itself. Ok, it’s friendly and soft/silky and there is a dry wood touch. But why don’t they start botteling way more at (at least) 43% or more. It would give this dram much more body, depth and complexity which would really mean THE finishing touch to make it from good to great.
    • Finish
      Luckily after a rather disapointing taste, the finish is very pleasant! Again the combination of peat with the fresh fruity character works great. There is a more campfire kind of smoke/peat in the finish which is faboulous. Together with a hint of marshmallows and some caramelized apples it gives actually quite a long and sweet-bittersweet finish.

  3. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    the peat on the nose is just incredible. on the palate there fruits, some salt, some fine influence from the oak, sweetness. the peat and sweetness do mingle very well. finish is all right. the light peat touch of it fading away was nice. I did not expect such a fine peated malt from Glenfiddich. Very nice dram!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Lorion scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The nose promised a lot, the palate held little. 75th
    • Nose
      Slightly smoky, sweeter. Alcohol is super involved, you notice nothing. Very pleasant and interesting in the interplay between sweetness and smoke.
    • Taste
      Disappointing, the nose was hoping for more. Alcohol is about to be felt. Slightly sweet and subtly smoky.
    • Finish
      Medium long, hardly any smoke.

  5. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Interesting but pleasant peaty flavors from Glenfiddish.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, pear and green apple, vanilla, salt and straw.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Sweet peat, grilled citruses, honey, salted caramel, smoke, tobacco, ginger and pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium length with tobacco, smoke and fruits.

  6. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Freshly cut straw and bonfire smoke, real an autumn evening. Smokiness and leafy, floral notes to intrigue and delight.
    • Taste
      An initial burst of sweetness with vanilla, creme brûlée  and citrus. Followed by a rush of smoke, burning embers and meadow flowers.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, floral and smoky notes.

  7. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very good aroma, the smoke is noticeable, but not intrusive. Hmmm, that's great too. Well, he has only 40%, but they do not bother you here. The alcohol stays discreetly in the background, lets the smoky aroma unfold. A great malt!

  9. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Glenfiddich and smoke, interesting experiment. Rather economical in terms of flavor variety. Blind tasting --- Wichtelbus XX - Blind with smoke *
    • Nose
      He starts with a fine smoky note, which is very fruity and floral. The smoke dissolves relatively quickly in favor or the nose quickly gets used to the smoke. Free of smoke "impairments" are green apples, vanilla, some honey. Over time, mild herbs come to light.
    • Taste
      Extremely mild start. At first there is some smoke and salt on the tongue. Both disappear quickly. Then comes a little vanilla, some milk chocolate, a little bit of oak. Hardly any volume, rather "thin" and not very sustainable. Back slightly kräutrig, with a hint of bitterness and oak. You have to chop the aromas very much in order to catch them.
    • Finish
      Short, dry with some fruit and oak.

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