Glenfiddich 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Reserve
Stated Age
18 years old
Oloroso Sherry & Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 3200
Added on
18 Dec 2014 8:08 am by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 74.87

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45 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 18-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.05 points

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

    This is a wonderfully rich and enjoyable dram. Every flavour in there
    is harmoniuos. The beautiful baked apple scent on the nose, the
    delicate honey and fruitiness on the taste and lingering spices on the
    finish. Well balanced, smooth, and delicious, no water needed. To me,
    one of the best 18 yo single malts on the market at a truly bargain

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

    • Nose
      Very elegant and rich on the nose with a distinct fruitiness. There's
      mainly orchard fruit and baked red apples coming through with lingering
      malt, sweet toffee and vanilla. Even a whiff of citrus notes appears in
      the back with delicate oak, cinnamon, and a touch of Christmas spice. A
      very pleasant nose!
    • Taste
      Sweet and rich with delicate dark honey, baked red apples and a hint of
      citrus coming through. Very fruity with concentrated dark fruit. Spicy
      oak arrives with cinnamon, cardamom and some nice winterly spices.
      Delicious taste.
    • Finish
      Long, smooth and still sweet finish. Very distinguished and warm with lingering honey, cinnamon and crisp dry oak.

      WITH WATER: There's not too much change on the nose with water, except a
      bit of increased freshness. However, the elegance of the neat nose is a
      bit tamed and less expressive with water. More spice is coming through
      on the palate while the fruity sweetness along with honey is still
      dominating here. The finish is still long, significantly vibrant with
      lots of prickling spice.

  2. marmeladow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Multiple final tastings from the almost empty bottle approx. 50 days after uncorking.
    Somewhat sad regression: it has become more woody and one-dimensional, especially compared to the freshly uncorked Knockando 18yo from 2001.

  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Just as inspiring and with very similar impressions as my first bottle (batch 3434)
    You should take your time to explore this elegant, light and subtle single malt in all its facets!
    Perfect, elegant and easily digestible enjoyment.
    Highly recommended, especially if it's available for € 47.50 (my price)
    • Nose
      92 92
      red, ripe apples with memories of baked apples and Christmas, red berries, very fruity, malt, sherry. Dried fruits with raisins, sweets with memories of honey, cinnamon, oak (for 18yo discreet and very nicely integrated) a touch of nuts and almonds with roasted aromas, in the background also a little orange / citrus - inspiring and with all the perfection of the overall impression the relatively best
    • Taste
      91 91
      ripe, light, but creamy-oily and very tasty. Delicious and complex!
      40% sufficient for me, very well integrated alcohol. The palate receives everything that nosing already offered.
    • Finish
      91 91
      good medium length, soft and comfortable. Everything in it, what nose and palate expected. In the end, pleasant oak tones and, above all, the malty nuttiness with chocolate and coffee increase in an outstanding way.

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    - a good, long matured Glenfiddich single malt at a fair price

    - The difference in age from the standard bottlings 12 and 15 years is clearly noticeable

    - in terms of taste, unfortunately, somewhat behind the older bottlings (example batch 3293)
    • Nose
      soft, fruity, oak and still a pleasant freshness
    • Taste
      soft, very tasty aromatic taste, old wood / oak (but not as intense as in older batches, some spice, oily body, sherry, fruity, dark berries, sweetness
    • Finish
      long soft dry slightly oak-heavy finish;
      medium-length noble, soft and harmonious aftertaste

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    (Batch 3542)

    N- Fresh with abundance of fruits, peaches, zesty orange, warm honey and vanilla. Charming and adorable, balanced with sour fruits from the robust and fragrant wood.

    P- Light-medium texture and rounded. Fruity sour notes, plum and berries, glucose sweet.

    F- Velvet smooth with return of mix spices, honey and vanilla, but come short on much needed depth and length.— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasty and soft, tasty and fairly complex whisky with a fine and long finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Soft, tasteful complex whisky with a nice long finish.
    • Nose
      spicy, raisins, apple
    • Taste
      Soft, cinnamon, spicy, sherry tones clearly perceptible. Also (oak) wood influences.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, again oak.

  9. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I have not drunk Fiddich for a long time and I have to say I enjoyed a lot, I liked this. Great thanks to Nethar for the sample.
    • Nose
      Honey, fruits (mainly sweet apples), spicy spicy sweetness, fruit sweetness. The aroma is pretty distinctive, very pleasant, rich overall. It works fresh. (87 b)
    • Taste
      The taste fits nicely with the scent. Fruit sweetness, honey, cinnamon, sherry touch, chocolate, wood, spices. (86 b)

  10. JeffreyVR1990 scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      91 91


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