- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Sherry Butts
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L32Z 4684 2408 1126
- Added on
- 01 Oct 2015 3:27 pm by holborndrinker
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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
- 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).
Prickly alcohol at the start (which is weird for only 40% ABV). Mustier than the present 12yo. Nutty (almonds), vanilla, green apples, yellow raisins.
A bit bland at first; diluted too much maybe? When swallowed vanilla comes forward, pear, ginger, almond again - going towards cashew nuts.
Honied vanilla accompanied with dry woodiness. White pepper. Not a very long finish.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.