Glenfiddich Project XX

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Series No. 02
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L34A 4929 0512
Added on
05 Sep 2016 6:17 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 60.57

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Project XX

85 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.26 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. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. Syleo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Again and again, Glenfiddich is dismissed as a simple and unsuspecting standard and possibly the entry point into the world of the Malts. The older years of the classic Speysider already show that this is anything but justified. But even with the Experimental Series, Glenfiddich succeeded in making interesting and extremely tasty whiskys without an age statement, I think. The IPA had already convinced me - contrary to many other opinions. The XX offers a bit more variety and complexity, even if I personally liked the tart beer in the IPA even better.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The copper-gold Fiddich experiment welcomes the nose with fruity and floral notes, a little plum and cocktail cherry, apple cider and warm cherry crumble cake with a little dab of vanilla sauce and cinnamon, because the sweetness is clear overall, but restrained. Red Rabenhorster fruit juice, rose petals and a hint of hyacinth complete the fruity-floral impressions before the XX reveals with a slight peppery tingling almost surprisingly fresh and edgy malt, mash, sweet oak and a hint of fresh popcorn. Nice and varied overall.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vigorous and even slightly tingling, the XX immediately takes up the mouth. But where are the 47 volume percent? And I don't mean the question negatively. There is no burning and no biting, comfortably gently warming gives the XX a similar impression as when otherwise significantly higher alcohol levels in the mouth gradually evaporate and appear to change into the gaseous state. At the same time, there is more aroma than I had expected at this alcohol content, and at the same time less of the sharpness that is often common in the late forties. Sugar candy and soft wood notes briefly take the lead and are complemented appropriately by marzipan, hazelnut nougat and the apple-cherry composition already known from the nose.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is convincing overall, soft and round, at first the impressions subside and I am tempted to just announce a medium-long finish, but then memories of marzipan, cake batter, red fruits and a little bit of iron last much longer - a pleasant surprise!

  6. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. 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

  8. keizerjos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I just got this as a gift. Who does good, meets well - I have just returned some nice surprises.
    Fragrance of ripe fruit, melon, round, full, soft and sweet; so classic speyside. In the taste leather and sweet tobacco, grain and significantly less fruit than the smell announces. Nice stuff, this, with honey and vanilla. When I lick my lips there is a trace of strawberry - no, not a lip balm, from the whisky. Nice balance, no pronounced winners in this soft comfort whisky with some Christmas in the aftertaste. 84 points. If you can get it for 4 euros it is perfect; the average price of 50-60 euros is too high.

  9. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Sweet, fruity everyday dram
    • Nose
      84 84
      Raisin, vanilla, pear, caramel
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, pear, marzipan. Toffee, raisin
    • Finish
      82 82
      Sweet, raisin, becoming drier, long

  10. Kator scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78


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