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Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve

Overall rating
81.41/100
votes
108
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peat Ember
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327004105
Added on
05 Jul 2007 8:16 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 196,12

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108 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.41 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    21 20 19 20 80

    interesting nose and good drinking, simple, but overall not bad.

  2. peej84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Its too thin and the finish is too short but I liked it. This is the sort of whisky that you can just sit and enjoy for what it is.

    A simple pleasure , the profile is very simple but that is why it works.
    • Nose
      Not as peaty as I was expecting, very minimal to be honest peat wise.

      Orange, candied peal &  fruits, hint of apple, maple syrup
    • Taste
      My first impression was not good and that the palate was watery and thin, I was tempted to say rubbish. But then when I got used to it seemed to improve by a mile.

      Its fruity on orange marmalade, touch of lemon, kiwi fruit and a touch of peat.

      The palate is certainly better after a few mouthfuls but is still a little thin for me but much better for giving it time.
    • Finish
      Short and sweet

  5. karloff scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    This is a fresh and tasty, high quality whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Is really a whisky that fits in the "Fiddich-line",
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, just sniff through and you smell ripe apple.
    • Taste
      Starts with smoke, apple and then becomes something bitter. You have to get used to it. Roll in the mouth and taste cinnamon.
    • Finish
      smoky, unfortunately a (too) short aftertaste. Delicate balance between taste and alcohol taste.

  7. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful bottle, in nice sleeve. Start with a powerful nose, turns into sweet (slightly grim) aftertaste. Finished very short, but beautiful smoke tones. Subtle enjoyment. Within the "Fiddich-line" a great bottle.

  9. Shane_IL scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Nothing special here, better speysiders and better peated whiskies out there.
    • Nose
      Sticky pears. Honey. Red fruits, berries, strawberries, yellow cherry. Superglue. Fortified white wine. A nasty underlying rushed spirit note. Oak. Vanilla. Woodspice.
    • Taste
      Mineral and earthy peat, mineral salts, leads on to a lovely grainy flourish with rich molasses, barley sugar and apple/pear juice. Very salty jerky. 
    • Finish
      Medium length. Incredibly dry and salty. Nice earthy note and some fresh cut oak.  

  10. HammerHead scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

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