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Glenfiddich 08-year-old

Overall rating
86.17/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt - 86° U.S. Proof, 43° Gay Lussac
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Label
Distilled in Hand-beaten Pot Stills
Added on
19 Jul 2014 4:04 pm by alectron

Average value

€ 59.29

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48 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 08-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.17 points

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Interesting experience, especially the departure something completely new - and that with a malt of this age. For me the current bottling of 12 years clearly (!) Superior and tastes even more interesting than the 18-year-old standard filling from Glenfiddich. It was not all that much better, a few years ago. But this one definitely.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, green fruits and some oak. The alcohol is present as a fresh note, which mixes but especially with the tannins of the oak. Particularly noteworthy here but the strong vanillin, which does not want to soft anymore. After a few minutes in the glass, the oak is a little more present, and overall much less floral and less in the direction of immature fruits, as the current 12-year-old Glenfiddich.
    • Taste
      At first very smooth, he becomes stronger after a few moments on the tongue. The nose continues here almost 1: 1, only the vanilla note withdraws somewhat, whereas the green fruits become somewhat stronger. Here, too, a bit more floral than in the nose, the oak but also here discreetly in the background. A little acid, like a light white wine.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. The fruits fade quite fast, then minimal oak. Interesting here at the end of a note of menthol or something similar, which feels for a "fresh breath - effect" provides. That's something new at the point and spice up the whole thing clearly.

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