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Glenfiddich The Original

Overall rating
80.97/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Sherry Butts
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L32Z 4684 2408 1126
Barcode
5010327325569
Added on
01 Oct 2015 3:27 pm by holborndrinker
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 103,34

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich The Original

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.97 points

  1. WSP scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  2. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Meh, not a very convincing dram. Tasted on 02/04/2017 in a Glenfiddich line-up (WB ID's 76463, 72490, 19148, 86462, 86461, in that order). 
    • Nose
      Prickly alcohol at the start (which is weird for only 40% ABV). Mustier than the present 12yo. Nutty (almonds), vanilla, green apples, yellow raisins.  
    • Taste
      A bit bland at first; diluted too much maybe? When swallowed vanilla comes forward, pear, ginger, almond again - going towards cashew nuts.  
    • Finish
      Honied vanilla accompanied with dry woodiness. White pepper. Not a very long finish. 

  3. Blo scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    The reproduction of the 1st Single Malt, issued by the distillery in 1963.
    Nothing extraordinary here, more a collection item to me.

    Tasted at Whisky Live Paris 2015.
    • Nose
      Quite similar to the classic 12yo. A bit "new-maky" if I can say so. Not weak at only 40%. Pears. It's not very complex and a bit too much alcoholic.
    • Taste
      Weak mouthfeel, on apple and pears, and that's quite all. Nothing bad here but this is too classic and for me too similar to the 12yo.
    • Finish
      Short.

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

    Inspired by the original 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt expression,
    this special edition shows the unique refreshing character of
    Glenfiddich. Pear-like fruitiness, soft vanilla and baked malty flavours
    mingle with warm and lingering dry oak spice to a beautifully rich,
    lively, and pleasantly complex whisky. I enjoyed this beauty neat as the
    dark fruits bring some more depth and richness.

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

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      A delicate floral and fruity start on the nose with apples, pears, and a
      hint of citrus. With time darker fruits arrive, accompanied by crisp
      malt, oatcakes and tender treacle, with gentle spiced oak in the back.
      Very appetising.
    • Taste
      Fairly sweet with lively fruity notes, tender citrus and delicate
      vanilla. Warm spices emerge – oak, ginger and allspice, mixed with
      lingering flavours of oatcakes and crisp malt. Vibrant and intense.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, warm and spicy with cinnamon, gentle allspice, hints of cloves, and dry oak.

      WITH WATER: Fresher on the nose with more yellow fruit’s coming
      through, complemented by soft and lingering vanilla notes. Water tames a
      bit of the fruitiness on the palate with prominent warm spices and fine
      cinnamon. The finish is warm, spicy with medium length.

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