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Glenfiddich Project XX

Overall rating
82.99/100
votes
786
Whiskybase ID
86461
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Series No. 02
Bottled
05.12.2016
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L34A 4929 0512
Barcode
5010327325613
Added on
05 Sep 2016 6:17 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.36

53 × in wishlist

786 × member ratings

3020 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Project XX

98 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.99 points

  1. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Aroma: sugar-sweet, light fruit, very weak aroma, disappointing.

    Taste: Clear sugar sweetness again. Slight fruitiness. Suddenly an extreme oak spice that definitely hides everything else.

    Finish: lots of oak and spice again.

    Comment: What a disappointment. Weak aroma, far too much oak and then a spice that makes the whole thing almost inedible for me. One of the worst whiskys I've ever had.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    practically blind tasted - since the sample only had the ID - first impression - oh Irishman? Then warmed up more Scotch - for this price range a real hammer in terms of flavors and power
    • Nose
      85 85
      fruity light - Irish grassy notes and gooseberries, apricot, orange juice, lemon cake - sweet-sour-delicious, light herbal notes, some tree sap and green wood, minimal mineral, light carbon dioxide effect in the nose - very tasty but somewhat reserved / thin
    • Taste
      87 87
      I got the sparkling tingling from the nose first - orange lemonade, nice texture - has more substance / density than the nose, subtly yellow-fruity, very nice balance of fruit and fresh spice, reminiscent of greenwood and summer herbs without any bitterness
    • Finish
      87 87
      a bit peppery tart without alcoholic stinging, pleasantly warming, still slightly fruity but exceptionally creamy almost creamy - delicious

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    At the time he was a great tasting at the trade fair, but so far the content of the bottle has not really impressed me.
    He is so bitter that it is no fun. I like wood, but the balance is not there. In addition, rather thin and also slightly alcoholic. Either that's another batch or something else was served in the tasting.
    • Nose
      very subtle, rather spicy aromas, oak, some honey, minimal fruit.
    • Taste
      Very harsh in the mouth, alcoholic, lots of bitterness, wood and spices.
    • Finish
      The finish is also rather bitter, also wood, you have to look in between the fine notes ... but he is long, the finish.

  4. BeatF scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    There are 20 masters each have a good barrel - due to the selling price, of course, not the oldest and most complex - selected from the warehouses and mixed into a magic trannies. This would now so about 10'000 bottles ... Due to the different bottle codes and the long sales years - in my code L34A45081808133537 in 2016 - I guess cheeky times that the masters have performed their tricks repeatedly. Of course, this is not at all disgusting, but it makes the comparability of the different tasting notes a little more difficult.
    • Nose
      The Candyman rings his bell in the street: very fruity and sweet, but also dark enough (figs, grapefruit, raisins, honey, candy), oak with its vanilla component, becomes bitter chocolate
    • Taste
      Liqueur-like, some licorice, all components of the nose are taken for granted.
    • Finish
      and now the licorice comes out very strong, spices help that the trunk warming and sustainable kullert down the throat. Very wholesome, not insanely complex, but interesting enough, especially for the price offered. I find a successful litter!

  5. AndyJA scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I really enjoyed this .. It has layers, the longer you spend with it the more you find to appreciate in it

    Great value for the money
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, diffuse sensation of varied fruits, sweet spices, a little peppery
    On the palate, it is better with various fruits (orange, apple, grapes), a sweet side that pulls marshmallow, malt is present in the background, wood-leather feel fleeting but present, alcohol is good integrated!
    In the final, it's simple on the same flavors, but effective with this interesting woody-fruity sensation!
    A good dram, a nice surprise!

    To note the XX:
    17 barrels of bourbon, 2 of sherry (having contained finishes of 18 years!) And 1 of port

  7. MLE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fruity, grape, sherry, ripe fruit, but the alcohol is still noticeable in places (think there are still quite young barrels among them), the longer the bottle is open, the more pleasant it becomes
    • Taste
      stronger full start, the more% you can feel (but not unpleasant), a lot of fruit, plums, old fruits, slightly sweet and quite aromatic
    • Finish
      short fruity finish;
      mild medium-long aftertaste (here again clear oak aromas)

  9. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2020-12-30: harmonious and quite complex
    • Nose
      flowery, marzipan, caramel, multi-layered, hidden dry sweetness, bread-like
    • Taste
      slightly peppery, sweet and dry
    • Finish
      shallow

  10. riesenwattwurm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity, nice sweetness, great balance, this is a very pleasant drinking whisky, excellent price/value ratio, clearly an underrated dram

    don’t add water as it drowns quickly

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