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Glenfiddich 14-year-old

Overall rating
84.29/100
votes
76
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bourbon Barrel Reserve
Bottled
31.08.2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
American, Spanish Oak & New Charred Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L32B 4777 3108
Barcode
083664873463
Bottled for
United States Exclusive
Added on
01 Oct 2015 2:29 pm by mds51

Average value

€ 99.15

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 14-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.29 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose is at first quite unimpressive, does need some time to develop. Nice and heavy influence of bourbon casks. Vanilla, a little grassy, barley, some herbs, green apples, floral. Really fine dramI found this bottle for under € 50 in Switzerland after buying two bottles last year in the US - so to me this is a reasonable price for a 14yo old Single Malt
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. uap304 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I am now convinced that scotch does bourbon better.  An unassuming all-star.
    • Nose
      Pungent, aromatic, bourbon nose, fully fruity, juicy Glenfiddich pear, peach iced tea mix, sour Granny Smith apple, honey, vanilla, caramel, delicious.
    • Taste
      Fruity, spicy then sweet, hints of cola, cinnamon, syrupy and layered development.
    • Finish
      Medium, drying, woody, lingering, apple juice, cinnamon, and more pears.

  3. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Give this whisky time to open!
    • Nose
      Vanilla custard, heather honey, lemon, peach, sawdust, orange, melon, banana and apricot.
    • Taste
      Baked apple, lemon zest, orange, tropical fruit, apricot, oak, ginger, cinnamon, nuts, chili pepper and a hint of salt
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, oak, nuts, cinnamon, chili peppers, baked apple, orange peel and salted peanuts

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    like it a lot
    a vanilla caramel bomb
    a real bourbon barrel sow
    Easy drinking malt
    • Nose
      wonderful nose, vanilla !! becomes more, pear, peach ?, furniture polish, flowery, light leather, coconut, brown sugar, apple (turned brown), becomes spicy, light caramel, sweetness, light oak, malt
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      Vanilla and caramel but good !!!, pear again and other light fruits, light oak, a little malt, first sweet then becomes slightly bitter and spicy, pastries, brown sugar
    • Finish
      medium long
      sweet, apple turned brown, slightly dark malt, slightly fruity (first light then dark fruits), spicy

  6. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Scent: soft bourbon nose, orange, honey, heather, almond, vanilla, tobacco and cedar

    Taste: honey, orange, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cedar, hay

    Finish: creamy, almond, orange and mint.

    Delicious summer whisky.

  7. MackenzieOB95 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Nose: Subtle hints of vanilla. Sweetness of sugar and fruit. Oaky as expected from a bourbon cask.

    Palate: Sweet and smoky. Vanilla and caramel with some orange notes. Oaky taste is pleasant.

    Finish: Longer than expected. Sugary sweetness lingers with some vanilla trailing behind.

    Overall Score: 81. Deliciousness as expected from a Glenfiddich, admittedly a personal favorite. Sweetness goes a long way for me and this has a perfect blend of hearty and delicate flavor. I was gifted this bottle a few years ago by a Scottish friend and I’ll always be happy they introduced me to Glenfiddich.

  8. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Different from the standard profile of for instance the 15-years-old with more surprises and a bit more depth and substance. I particularly liked the waxiness. At times it lacked a bit of balance for me, since appeared slightly wacky with a peculiar taste of perfume.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet nose with plenty of citrus fruits, fudge and straw. Citrus sweets and orange-flavoured white chocolate. There a mineral, grassy site behind these smells. More caramel fudge to complete a round nose. A few additions with citrus butter, butter cake, and more lemon. Water balances the nose slightly more between the citrus and grasses. Water turns it more into fragrant roses, orange soda and citrussy fudge.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Reasonable spirit-y taste with lots of grassy orange sweets, floral notes and tannins. It is leaving the mouth very dry. Quite unusual and not something I found this extreme in a whisky. I get grapefruit, lime stone, water melon, tangerine juice and wood. The tannins tend to block the aftertaste. Some water improves the palate and makes it much less dry. More oranges, tangerines, and in particular pineapples juice. I also find some rose water and slightly sour milk and a bit of wax. Water makes it more pleasant, better balanced and more fragrant. Aftertaste contains perfume-y, mineral notes with orange-flavoured water, lime soda and melon juice.
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. GJR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet apple juice. Caramel, pear, coconut, banana and honey.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla, pear, nuts, grass and caramel.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Vanilla, caramel, pear and almond.

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