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Glenfiddich 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.02/100
votes
167
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch Reserve
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry & Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327325132
Added on
05 Dec 2015 8:20 am by xenopus
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 74,57

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 18-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.02 points

  1. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This malt should be tested together with the standard 18er. In direct comparison, it shows its mass compatibility. Others would say that is too boring. I would say that's the bottle that should not be missing in any household.
    An absolute all-rounder without corners and edges. Very independent with distillery character. I think he succeeded well.
    • Nose
      87 87
      A beguiling nose. Like at the Christmas market.
      Apple Helene with bright fruits, hazelnuts and a little coffee. There is some oak, but the nose stays sweet. No bitterness. Burnt almonds get through and still no stinging alcohol. Wow, good barrel choice.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Surely nothing is to be expected with this drinking strength. But he does it all right with apple helene and spicy nuts without being bitter. Even bright fruits come through.
      Again, everything was done right. Respect Glenfiddich.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long with malty note. With light pepper on caramel, he says goodbye silently and quietly but with a clear message, ... pour again please :-)

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  3. wbarchive_380086 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Color: bronze-gold.
    ABV: 40%.

    Nose: Assorted fruits. Here, and a fragrant grapefruit, and red sweet apples, pear and caramel carrot flavor with chocolate. [n22]

    Taste: Fruit candy, apricot, sweet juicy pear, vanilla. [t21]

    Finish: long, hot. Salted caramel and pear. [f20]

    Balance: A very tasty drink, I immediately want to write about it. When pouring it into the sniffer, there was a feeling that you poured a slightly thick oil, but definitely not a "watery" drink. First tens of seconds in the aroma there is spiritness, which very quickly goes away. To the nose immediately rushes a whole fruit bouquet, led by apples and grapefruit. In taste, I would say the prevalent distinct pear, which is either replaced by apricots and candies. The aftertaste is bright, rich and bold. Caramel merges with the pear, a little salt is manifested. The price tag for the whole bottle is quite democratic. Here it is, my second bottle, which I add to my "must buy" list, after Old Ballantruan Peated Malt. Excellent. [b23]

    Score n + t + f + b: 86

  4. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Luigisim scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Flat at nose, quite dusty at mouth. 

    Several points below the older version bottled a decade before

  6. BXpress scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This is what the 12 should be like.
    • Nose
      Soft nose on lots of malt, marzipan, green apples. No big suprises here. Very typical and well balanced Speyside character. Slightly spirity and that's pretty much it.
    • Taste
      Very much the same as the nose, only with more honey and a bit of cinnamon. No obvious flaws and no exciment either. The epitome of a daily dram. Very soft but you can taste the over dillution.
    • Finish
      Short, much on liquorice and a hint of oak.

  7. ApricotOne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasing malt. The nose smells of apples, marzipan and the typical Gelnfiddich Berennereicharakter. The mouthfeel adds a fine pinch of pepper, which flies away very quickly and "volatilises" as a result of the low alcohol content. What's that called again? Oh, a soft and harmonious. I call it rather thin and disappointing compared to what was spiked in the nose. The finish is also relatively short to very short, with the barrels on the palate with light spices (cinnamon?) And some dark chocolate noticeable. Resumé: A malts that beguiles in the nose and arouses much expectation, but turns out then rather as a soft flatterer. No doubt, solid craft and certainly interesting for someone who wants to work his way into the field of older Malts, but still has respect for the oak. Packaging kept noble and succeeded.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. peej84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. martinni scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet, banana, pear, kaki so a rather fruity nose. Quite a Glenfiddich nose. Hint of marshmallows, but also a meaty tone.

    Taste: Sweet, marshmallows, cane sugar syrup, some wood. Some spices.

    Body: Quite chill-filtered, so not much of a body

    Finish: Medium: Vanilla-ed, wood and toffee, some spices are there too.

    Price: around 70 euro's is the max they can possibly ask for this whisky,

    Presentation: Robust and decent! I like the bottle and box!

    Comments:
    Well, they say there is sherry in here, but it's rather difficult to detect. There is a faint hint of oloroso in the nose (meaty tones) but that's about it.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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