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Glenfiddich 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.18/100
votes
397
Whiskybase ID
WB73656
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Unique Solera Reserve
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry, Bourbon & Virgin Oak
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5010327325125
Added on
26 Oct 2015 4:42 pm by gooos
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.73

25 × in wishlist

397 × member ratings

1271 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 15-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.18 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super Administrator

    I was reluctant to revisit Glenfiddich's Solera 15 because I sensed I would be disappointed. Did I change? Did the whisky change? Probably both. Gentle and delicate fruit notes dominate the nose, in particular canned peaches, kiwi and apples. Sourdough, allspice and a hint of sherry emerge. The spicy arrival is quickly spoiled by the thin mouthfeel, where subdued fruitiness, green tea and distant toffee are losing ground. Drying wood spices, walnuts and plums fade in the bittersweet finish. Not quite what it used to be, but that's the malt aficionado speaking.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Moses scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not bad at all for calibration. Little alcohol and colored gives it something completely neutral. Straight out without stopping or turning. A whisky, but that's it.
    • Nose
      With your nose on the joint spatula, do you call that sparkling? But then ripe apples with sherry notes in honey. So don't go all the way down. For me, good standard, OK.
    • Taste
      Full and sweet, it does what you expect in the mouth. But it lacks the size and the volume. Too lean what's coming. But he does more than his nose promises. Only, there is nothing more to discover. Good colored standard. Totally ok.
    • Finish
      Rather short but sweet because of the color, like apple pie with grated nuts. The sherry doesn't disappoint. Everything as expected by the nose and palate. Nothing is coming now. That was it.

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light, pleasantly fruity. Ripe bananas, pears, mild honey. Vanilla and a hint of peach. Rose petals, fresh sawdust.
    • Taste
      Mild and light. Apricots, nectarines, honey, almonds. A little vanilla. White chocolate and a slightly nutty bitterness. At the end a bit watery.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It is pleasant enough and for a 15 year I have seen it for £36-£38 which is not bad these days.

    What I call a safe malt, while not particularly exciting it does the basics well enough but 10 years ago I reckon this was fatter on the palate than it is now.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    kein Vergleich zu seinem Vorgänger - schwach - konfuss
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. martinni scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: We may be looking for [SW] ‘light, estery, pear and apple-accented‘ notes, but it’s the honeyed barley profile that stands out, notable in three of the first four of this flight. This one is on the youthful side of 15 years with apple pie [a clearly detected note in Glenfiddich’s wash], cream soda, and some spiciness – perhaps from the [new] wood ‘finishing’ that comprises 10% of the whole mix. The rest is comprised of [non-finished] 70% bourbon and 20% sherry refill-matured whisky.

    T: A light spicy dry malt, again, surprisingly youthful for a 15yo. A little water is preferable.

    F: A ‘beer/wash-like finish’ is all I noted.

    C: Under-powered – a common thread with this flight – so there’s no need to blow away the ethanol from the top of these glasses. Overall, good juice if lacking spark.

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/on-location-in-2016-glenfiddich/

  8. MLE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Not a fan at all. Disappointing.⁣
    • Nose
      Pleasantly fruity. Lots of apples, pears, ripe bananas, sawdust, honey, baked bread, and nutmeg.⁣
    • Taste
      Very flat. Watery, muted flavors. Malty, honey, apple compote, pears, white pepper, some drying oak, fruitcake.⁣
    • Finish
      Tannic. Fading woody bitterness.⁣

  10. TechnOBY scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

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