Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Oak cask
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L34L 4062 1004 1150
Added on
05 Jul 2007 8:16 pm

Average value

€ 130.01

11 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

344 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.08 points

  1. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  2. Deloti scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Body: softer.
    • Nose
    • Taste
      More mellow and rounded, soft, and restrained. Sophisticated  and with a sherry character.
    • Finish
      Nutty. A hint of peat.  Middle long.

  4. st7 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. cuhp scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Official notes: 

    "Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve is sublimely mellow, acquired over the long maturation in Oloroso sherry and traditional bourbon casks. 

    Tasting notes: An elegant nose, with scents of apple and wood. It is robust and full-bodied, yet remarkably mellow. It has a slightly sweet palate, perfectly balanced by subtle oak and a delicate maltiness."

  7. saintjimmy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      a tender cinnamon and nutmeg spice aroma, with more honey and a touch of oak.
    • Taste
      a lovely tropical fruity flavour in the mouth; lychee and mangoâ€
    • Finish
      a smooth, soft sherried finish.

  8. Collector57 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      orange and passionfruit, oak, spices (undefined)
    • Taste
      All in the nose, plus good chewy malt and a nice background of vanilla
    • Finish
      longer than the 12 or 15. Sweet and satisfying.

  9. Feusi scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Balanced and pleasant to the nose, sweet fruits (apples?). A balanced full-bodied delight on the palate. Strong, yet soft with a fruity sweetness and the oak on the palate. A pleasant long finish decides the experience.

  10. Laird Of Islay did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    After the name change in Glenfiddich 18 years, the former Glenfiddich 18 years Ancient Reserve has filed this addition. This was accompanied by a change in the equipment (labels, tube).
    In autumn 2009, Glenfiddich once again made a close call that the equipment of the Glenfiddich changes, this time also with a bottle.
    This change has taken place and lo and behold, the Glenfiddich 18 years is suddenly carrying a batch number! (On the picture in red under the 18 to see).
    The batch number refers to: "Glenfiddich malted." The 18 year old whisky comes through on the intricate labels.


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