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Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
203
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L32R 4258 0602
Barcode
5010327395258
Added on
05 Jul 2007 10:19 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 628,57

33 × in wishlist

203 × member ratings

509 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 30-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. Fudschafudscha scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    what a shame to dilute a basically good whisky with such a proud age to the minimum.

    Then you can find yourself great when you drink something so expensive because it is perhaps the only whisky that works for hipsters. Old, expensive and goes down like oil - no, rather water.

    If you have tried to have a say, if instead of 500 it would cost 100 euros or less, I could put one on the shelf for the guests.

    So the taste is badly clouded by the underground price performance ratio.

    Nice, medium-length, uncomplicated finish.

  2. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Even after 30 years of maturation, there is an unmistakable Glenfiddich in the nose: apple, pears, flowers, malty fresh bread. After a long smell, the whisky becomes sweeter, more vanilla and subtle, exotic notes of coconut and pineapple pour out of the glass. That the whisky will probably lack volume, unfortunately, can already be guessed. In the mouth, the slightly diluted character is confirmed. Despite everything, one notices the age of the oak cargo, the aromas are very harmonious, sweet and bitter notes balance each other. Bitter orange, beeswax, honey, alpine herbs, apple biscuits.
    The finish warms chubby, oak remains long. Conclusion: great old Glenfiddich, unfortunately missing a few percent to an absolute grenade. Nice experience and further proof that Glenfiddich is able to produce excellent whiskys off the beaten track. 88 points

  4. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A real great whisky. Very complex, seductive nose. He also convinces on the palate, even if he runs out of power at the end. More percentages would have been helpful here. But definitely a very pleasant experience.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet and light-fruited beginning; a slight solvent note. Vanilla and cinnamon; a hint of plums and spearmint. Later spicy with a hay and oak
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet at the beginning with plums and cinnamon. The vanilla is back. At the second sip then much spicier, bitter, woody. The alcohol is very well integrated and slightly peppery.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long finish with clear oak note and nuts. Moderate bitterness. However, he lacks some bite.

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant. Extinguished candle, liquid wax, old library. Then baked apple with a little cinnamon and custard. Behind it freshly peeled oranges. Wet garden soil, moss, a hint of eucalyptus. A trail of pipe tobacco.
    • Taste
      Silky, slightly oily. Apple pie, some nougat and candied orange pieces. Dark chocolate, dried apricots, walnuts. Some lemon, wax and a trace of frankincense.

  7. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 93.5 points to the 30 Year Old.

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A long time ago the first encounter with something really old. This was for someones birthday. Really good at the time, but I wonder how it would score nowadays
    • Nose
      87 87
      Great mild and sweet nose. Lots of lovely aroma's.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Rich taste with lots of delicate stuff happening. Too bad this was not bottled at 46% or higher.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Lovely and rich with herbs and a nutty sweetness

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very nice whisky, which at 46% would have got at least 2 points more, that's a pity. One immediately recognizes with the nut and everything the Fiddich, that is always nice with such old things.
    • Nose
      Very sweet aromatic, full of flowing, rather dark honey, hazelnuts everywhere as always with fiddich, apricot and peach, red apple and brown sugar, honeydew melon and mango, vanilla and toffee, yellow plums and some nutmeg and ginger
    • Taste
      Bitterer than intended, licorice, dark malt, dried apricot and heather meadow, fine hay and tannins, peach jellies and vanilla, the yellow plums, but all without acidity, but a nice mix of sweet-bitter, but also unfortunately only medium body thanks the 40% (who does that?), hint of leather is also there and dark chocolate rasps
    • Finish
      Medium long thanks to the% only, dry bitter, hazelnut, honey, walnut and autumn leaves, only a little honey and dried fruit

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