Glenfiddich Excellence

Overall rating
86.87/100
votes
121
Whiskybase ID
WB56518
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
American Oak Barrels
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327045214
Added on
19 jul 2014 4:13 pm by wacher
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 468.58

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121 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich Excellence

20 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.87 points.

  1. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when tasting: 24℃

    Eyes: Light gold and smell. Nose: The alcohol feel is very obvious, the corn is baked, the milk steamed buns, the good corn noodles, a little honey-stained peach meat, wheat ears, straw, fruit hard candy, the smell is relatively simple, lacks change , The layering is not strong. Taste Palate: mainly yellow dried fruits, canned yellow peaches & dried mangoes, peach gummies, bitter base and oak, a little irritating, some baking feeling.
    Final rhyme Finish: medium length, meal bag, whole wheat toast, maltose body: light, round, with tannins

    Nose: 85/100
    Palate: 85/100
    Finish: 83/100
    Body: 83/100
    Overall: 84/100

    Overall: Sure enough, it's right to drink Phidi without expectation

  4. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 21 21 21 84

  7. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tried it blind yesterday at a tasting.
    Nose quite closed, maybe a bit bourbon style smell.
    Taste, didn't pick up it's 26 years, some sweet vanilla notes, a bit oily but also some hars alcohol notes. Not suberp in my opinion. Medium long finish, pretty soft.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/a-flight-of-fringe-fancies-edinburgh-fringe-2018/

    N: Malty-light yet with a superbly weighted oily body.
    T: Same again. This light oiled, well-aged style is simply ideal and faultless in its class.
    F: Dunnage-light on chalky bung cloth.
    C: If this juice wasn’t so precious/expensive [rrp £350, Aug ’18], I’d have a serious drinking problem. Beautiful lubricant.

    Scores a B+

  9. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Apples, vanilla, oak cask, cake, allspices, cream brûlée, peaches, tropical fruits, prunes and ginger notes on nose.

    Spices, apples, cake, cream, oak cask, licorice and pepper notes on palate.

    Apples, vanilla, a little bit pepper, oak cask, cream brûlée and ginger notes on long finish.

  10. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A delicious whisky.
    • Nose
      Show nut and sweet, you smell the bourbon barrels.
    • Taste
      Oak and unmistakably sweet vanilla sugars, this is really delicious !!!
    • Finish
      Wonderfully long and complex.

  12. EarlMobile scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A typical representative of Glenfiddich, but as soft and soft as no other. Very tasty, but I would like something more edge / character.

  13. Whiskygeist did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Here are my Tasting Notes for the Glenfiddich Excellence 26 years: http://www.whiskygeist.com/2016/11/06/glenfiddich-excellence-26-jahre/

  14. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose:
    Very fruit driven nose. Green fruits with touches of passion fruit
    backed up with very well judged vanilla. There are floral overtones –
    Jasmine?
    Palate:
    Soft and plush on the palate. Liquorice, vanilla, toffee with cooked
    spices –nutmeg and cinnamon. Soft old leather and charred pineapple.
    Finish: Medium to long. Pleasing warmth with some spice from the tannins.




  15. huggy bear did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  16. Georges scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. Georges scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity (oranges, apricots, nectarines, bananas, pineapple), honey, vanilla, tea, spicy, leathery
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, spicy (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg), fruity (pineapple, lemons, tropical fruits) 
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, peppery

  18. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A luxurious whisky. Smooth, creamy, sweet and fruity, with a spicy
    and gently dry background. Very well balanced, complex and
    sophisticated. No water needed here. A perfect malt for a perfect
    evening.

    I thank Markus Heinze (Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich in Germany) for the sample!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet and pleasantly soft with lingering vanilla, toffee and
      a delicate floral note. Wonderfully tropical fruits emerge with pear,
      peach and pineapple along with gentle icing sugar. Gets rounder and
      rounder and also sweeter with the alcohol aspect getting a bit stronger
      with time. There's a slightly hint of oak and spice in the back. A
      gorgeous nose, creamy, soft and wonderfully aromatic!
    • Taste
      Luscious silky feel. Deep fruit, pear and peach. Warm spicy burst -
      ginger and pepper - wipes out the sweetness. Very warm but not burning,
      rather smooth and a bit oily with a tender oak bite. It's like coming in
      from a winter storm.
    • Finish
      Quite long and warm with delicate vanilla and lingering marzipan in the
      back. Dry and gentle spicy with oak notes slowly fading away. Simply
      wonderful.

      WITH WATER: There's almost no change on the nose, maybe a
      bit more vanilla's coming through. However, water tames the fruitiness
      and sweetness on the palate significantly with spices become hot and
      more prominent. The finish still lasts long with warming spice.

  19. Jaydee scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose soft and sweet with lots of fruit. Taste is delicate, fruit, notes of vanilla and a bit of liquorice. The finish is short and sweet.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  20. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Great nose, but alas
    that cannot be said of the palate and finish. Pity, for I had high expectations
    for this one. Too high expectations, it would seem.
    • Nose
      The nose is
      wonderfully sweet and soft. Apricots, pineapple, green plums, overripe apples
      and pink melon. The whole is sprinkled with icing sugar. The second whiff
      offers a hint of banana, honey and white chocolate. A twig of mint. All of it
      very soft, but no less pleasant for all that.
    • Taste
      The arrival is very
      soft and for a moment it feels like it will fall apart. The nose promised so
      much, but the palate cannot deliver. Loads more apples, but also a lot more
      wood. Spices like ginger and pepper push the fruit away. The pineapple and
      green plums suffer for it and cannot push through.
    • Finish
      The spices fade
      quickly in the rather short finish, to be replaced by loads of sweetness,
      although it feels more like sugar then fruit.

  21. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  22. Koloman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    "This exquisite and exceptional single malt matures for at least 26 years in American oak bourbon barrels." (Official Tasting Notes)
    • Nose
      "Soft and delicate, with wonderful floral notes, spring flowers, violets, vetches and dense green foliage." (Official Tasting Notes)
    • Taste
      "Lively and irresistibly balanced with dry tannins and a soft sweetness of brown sugar and vanilla, gradually forming a deep oak note that hints at nuances of spices and licorice." (Official Tasting Notes)
    • Finish
      "Deep and complex." (Official Tasting Notes)

  23. Koloman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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