Glenfiddich Project XX

Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
946
Whiskybase ID
WB86461
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

€ 58.12

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Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich Project XX

111 users have left 117 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.00 points.

  1. CrazyBoozer scored this whisky 82 points Newbie

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The golden color. Only light oily.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Pretty rich. It goes into dark fruit. Even some berries. A pinch of spices. Some dried fruit. Ripe fruit of the orchard. Chocolate. Plum in chocolate.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweetness. Dark berries. A pinch of spices. White pepper and cinnamon. Blueberries and blueberries. Light spice.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Lots of dark berries. Blueberries. Berries. Spices. White pepper and cinnamon. Chocolate. Quite a long finish.

  3. Vacuum scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A green-herbal note reminiscent of watery-sour pickled capers. Woody-strict, oak bark, malty ibuprofen, no fruit far and wide. After airing for a while, a hint of citrus creeps out.

    Mouth: A rather nasty bitter start, like in an overdose of nutmeg. The bitterness starts to burn and wood, and in between, hints of sweetener keep flashing, but Natreen. And water only makes it worse.

    Tail: I also find a furry tongue with bitter, wet sawdust here. After the third Glenfiddich in this series of tastings, I feel the need to buy a tongue scraper more and more clearly...

    XX appears to be a warning.

  4. Obynapewno scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, fresh, fruity, butter cookies, some wood
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, orangeade, delicately cinnamon, and honey
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, sweet, pleasant, slightly fruity

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol: 47%
    Aroma: Juicy apples, cinnamon, malt, fruity, with a touch of milk candies. (86 b)
    Taste: Juicy, fruity, apples with cinnamon, milk candies, aged apples for strudel. Pleasant creamy woodiness, a drop of pepperiness in the aftertaste. (86 b)
    Points: 86/100
    Summary: I got a bottle of surprise from my tenderer half and it was a nice drink, solid whisky at a reasonable price, which pleased not only the well-set percentages of alcohol.

  6. Hsh scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Compared to the intense first taste, it felt relatively similar to the aging of the IPA. The scent was slightly smoked of apple and pear and rich and oily texture.

  7. TF7X scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The smell of the glass is pleasant, I smell fruit and chocolate.
    • Nose
      strong, I smell chocolate, vanilla and light fruit.
    • Taste
      pleasant, I felt a slight gust of salinity, which was quite pleasant.
    • Finish
      full of fading chocolate and vanilla and lost fruit

  8. Nazin scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    N: green apples, fresh, oranges, minerality.
    T: sour, plenty of alcohol.
    F: peppery, oaky

  9. AdamsB scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The Glenfiddich XX project is the result of a collaboration between 20 experts and the Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, who together created a whisky that is a combination of 20 malt whiskys from the Glenfiddich distillery.
    • Nose
      Apples, pears, summer fruit, oak, creamy vanilla, licorice
    • Taste
      Cotton candy, vanilla, oak, roasted almonds, cinnamon and a little tannin.
    • Finish
      Oak, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, he, apples, pears

  10. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. Kraddell scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Pours clear pale yellow. Scent is full, loads of oak and refinement. leather. Medium alcohol. intense flavors. Higher alcohol. very oaky. Going towards glue - positively. Lovely - especially concidering it's price.

  12. MLE scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  13. Carsten scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Soapy aftertaste

  14. bongo scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    Pure soap
    • Nose
      Fruity, gummy bears
    • Taste
      Curd soap
    • Finish
      even worse

  15. Whiskylover1 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    What a fantastic whisky for the price range. complex and full and gets better if you let it rest for 10 min before drinking. a very successful experience in my opinion. try it with a pinch of sea salt in hand, totally different experience.

  16. thepyn scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Very "Glenfiddichy", malty but sweet.
    • Nose
      Bright and tangy. Red apples, apple juice, hint of red berries, citrus on the background.
    • Taste
      Quite weak body that grows towards finish. Sugary sweetness, lemony, fresh subtle fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium. Lingering baking spices and white pepper.

  17. Funtik scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

  18. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. Don Cassi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Associations of apple strudel in the nose: apples, cake batter, raisins, caramel, vanilla. Compared to the 15 creamier and more vanilla. I like it better.

    Sweet and fruity in the mouth with honey and pears. Slightly peppery. Much fuller than the 15.

    Nice wine notes in the finish, sherry and dark chocolate with a little oak. More intense and a little longer than the 15.

    Grade: 2+

  20. leeho scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  21. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • 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)

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Saftkenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is also a very nice experiment on the part of Glenfiddich. The most pleasing is the significantly higher drinking strength and the fair price.
    About the aroma: In addition to the typical Glenfiddich pear, when it is lukewarm, it continues with tropical fruits and lots of caramel. Delicious.
    • Nose
      86 86
      It opens slowly as the warmth increases.
      Pear, apple, caramel, honey, candy cane, cinnamon, American oak, vanilla, galia melon, mango, papaya, overripe bananas.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nice and strong, slightly dry, slightly oily. Vanilla, caramel, pears, lightly fermented apples, strawberries, cider, mango, marzipan, honey.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish with delicate oak, vanilla and slightly unripe apples. Plus something that reminds me of the aroma of hard-boiled eggs (no sulfur).

  25. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Good on the nose, very clean sweetness, but too young on the alcohol.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Strong aroma, very clean vanilla icecream. Sweet barely sugar. Underling some cinnamon spicy note and stewed fruits. Strong on the alcohol, and cool mint.
    • Taste
      83 83
      the sweet maltiness, vanilla cream, milk tea. Very sharp into the nose, Citrus, oily.
    • Finish
      83 83
      sweet and malty.

  26. Foudos scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  27. Sjanssens scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      93 93

  28. hettrum scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  29. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  30. dram-drinker scored this whisky 77 points Photo Moderator

    Little bit too sweet and artificial and the soapy notes don't make it better
    • Nose
      80 80
      Honey, little vanilla, ripe fruits, peach, apricot, little citrusy, little nutty, whiffs of soap
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sirupy, sweet, fruity, lollipop, spices, little artificial, hints of solvent
    • Finish
      74 74
      Medium long, warm, spicy, zesty, still sweet, more soapy notes

  31. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  32. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  33. 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!

  34. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The bottle needs air. Develops for the better over time. Solid whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  35. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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

  39. Kator scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

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

  40. 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.

  41. Dagobert scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  42. BeatF scored this whisky 84 points Photo 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!

  43. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  44. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  45. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Overall this is good whisky. It is awfully sad this had been chill filtered and not cask strength. A clear example of ruining a whisky by trying to create something for everybody.
    Yet still not an bad whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      It is sweet, mellow, a little speculoos, a hint of sherry notes but overall it has bourbon notes, so sweet vanilla and a touch of wood.
      There is also the famous French whore perfume in here.
      It's an odd nose which touches quite some corners. Not bad though!
    • Taste
      83 83
      Thin and bitter arrival. After that sweetness, a tad leather and a hint of cigarboxes. A bit spicy. Hint of a sherry influence, but not much.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium length. It is a spicy, bitter, sweet, woody complex finish. It is a shame this whisky must have been chill-filtered which has striped away so much. This finish destroys it.

  46. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  47. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    An unusual, fruity, good Fiddich!
    • Nose
      mild, fruity (sweet grapes, berries), sparkling;
    • Taste
      soft, gentle onset, fruity (grapes, dark fruits), dry sherry, malt; nicely tuned;
    • Finish
      short mellow finish; medium-length fruity finish;

  48. 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

  49. Dave0707 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Alcohol, young, almonds, pineapple, peach, seems to be a lot of bourbon-cask-influence
    • Taste
      78 78
      Strong, alcoholic touch, young metal, great fruitiness,
    • Finish
      80 80
      Still alcoholic taste, oak, medium

  50. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  51. The Prophet scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Whisky is worth its price, even if it struggles to find an identity. A good peppery touch with a bitterness that comes to an end.

  52. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Very playful and colorful nose, even a bit wacky. Very sweet, almost artificially so; the candyfloss comparison that can be found in the official tasting notes is spot on, but you could also say bubblegum. Beneath all these gummy, saccharine aromas, there's some active (and newish) oak, together with distinctly vinous notes (Port? Madeira?). Waaaay in the background, perhaps a wee leathery note, as if some older casks might've been involved as well to provide a sense of backbone. Not exactly mad for the nose, I have to tell ya.

    In the mouth, it's redeemed somewhat. The virgin oak works nicely here and gives some much-needed depth to the sparkly, youthful flavors of citrus fruits (tangerines, mainly), red berries (redcurrants and a wisp of raspberry), and vanilla-coconut pudding. Perhaps some popcorn as well, or is that just the overall sweetness? Good mouthfeel.

    The finish is on the short side. Some Seltzer / Tonic Water and swiftly fading bitterness.

    Verdict: a bit of a Frankenstein, cobbled together from disparate parts. Easy to drink though, and with a nice tannic kick. A summer affair, all the way.

  53. crippos scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Pleasant, I imagine it would be great after a typical Italian lunch on Sunday, accompanying some sfogliatella. Even if it's light, I want a bottle!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Screams "Glenfiddich": sweet pastry upfront, well balanced with some chocolate and vanilla. Seems something inbetween a rum and a bourbon. Tannins come over after resting for some minutes. Some fresh fruit, maybe pears. Some old wood. Some oranges.
      So - what came to my mind is a cheesecake with chocolate and orange topping. If that's not a balance...
    • Taste
      63 63
      Malt upfront. Pretty lightbodied and fresh, maybe some pepper, maybe some spice (origan, so light that it's in a galaxy far far away...). Light chocolate and tannins.
      As you can see, that's all a "maybe" because it has a pretty light flavour. It may have been better at a higher ABV, but it's anyway good as it is.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short. Wood and vanilla knocks at your throat in a hurry, then they're gone. Maybe some light vanilla stays, but the main flavour that this whisky leaves in your mouth is that of fresh fruit (pears, maybe peaches?). Maybe some tannin notes.
      Same as the taste - light, but does its work. Leaves a pleasant sensation in your mouth.
      In conclusion: I'm surprised by the balance that these (not so many) flavours express mostly in the nose, which is the best part of this whisky for sure. Even if it scored kind of low for me, I want to drink this "orange&chocolate cheesecake" again soon.

  54. oleg.prystupa scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    It's boring. Simply. Nothing.

    Aroma is one-sided, without development.
    The taste is flat, ordinary.
    Kottlekoe aftertaste passing into base bitterness.
    Total: not memorable

  55. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I have no comparison to the IPA, but I would have liked a little less wood influence.
    Still good PLV.
    • Nose
      Smells very full and fruity. This could be followed by cinnamon and already slightly pepper on the nose? ... or the oak?
    • Taste
      Spicy, with white pepper and even slightly oily with more cinnamon. Now comes the honey and a balanced load of oak on top. Surprisingly lasting volume with a sweet aftertaste. Balanced.
    • Finish
      Actually unexpectedly long. guess that is due to the good selection of kegs and carefully coordinated by good craftsmanship. Not bad.

  56. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice fruity malt. Nothing to go crazy about though.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  57. maltandgrains scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      A little harsh, unrefined. Sherry, apple and a small extent of pear make up the most.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Initially sweet and fruity, but soon pepper and sherry takes over.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Salty vanilla finish. Doesn't linger long.

  58. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 95.5 points to the Project XX Experimental Series No 2. "...this is Glenfiddich as it should be...xxellent, in fact!"

  59. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  60. Guntis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  61. The_Independent scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful single malt, which scores in particular by its powerful and fruity smell, while the taste for me is a little too far on the woody-spicy side.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet and fully ripe yellow fruits - pear, quince, apricot, apricot; Wine gums; Vanilla and blossom honey; light spice. The alcohol is clear, slightly spicy but not disturbing. Overall, a very voluminous, almost massive nose.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Clear alcohol, pepper, some fruity sweetness, which is quickly replaced by salty liquorice, coffee beans, walnut and a little oak, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, drier than the smell can expect. For me, the whisky is more on the woody-spicy side.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The creamy mouthfeel and the spicy, bitter woody notes remain quite long and impressive in the mouth.

  62. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  63. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a simple easy-drinking dram that pleases, the alcohol is on the palate something to remember a price around 50 € is OK
    • Nose
      Caramel, pear, slightly sweet, slightly spicy, cereals / malt, young, later vanilla, green notes (grass?)
    • Taste
      light and oily on the palate slightly oak, malt, slightly spicy, minimal smokiness, slightly honey comes later, plus coffee and brown banana
    • Finish
      medium long Oak, slightly sherry, later it becomes bitter and toasted

  64. uap304 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Rough and tumble. I'm not sure I understand what the point or provenance of this variation is. Probably not worth the hype, even from a fan of the Fiddich.
    • Nose
      Spirity. Hot. Orange, vanilla, chocolate.  No pears to be found, but you get a hint of the house style.
    • Taste
      Creamy, full, but rough. Spicy chocolate. Oak.
    • Finish
      Drying, oak, turning bitter. Blech.

  65. GlenAli scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  66. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    09-07-2018
    • Nose
      83 83
      hint of (sea) salt, vanilla, sherry
    • Taste
      79 79
      again a hint of (sea) salt, vanille, sherry, strong pepper
    • Finish
      80 80
      quite peppery finish, dry sherry finish in balance with vanilla notes

  67. punchbowl scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  68. vb_bembel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  69. jeoff scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  70. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice Fiddich, something different. You can tell immediately that a little more alcohol does the whisky a lot better.
    • Nose
      well-known Fiddich notes: apple, pear, citrus - all quite fresh, but with a powerful undertone (higher alcohol content). Vanilla and honey, clear wood tones. A touch of red fruit, the port barrels come through, but not clearly differentiated. Nice nose, not overly complex, but round
    • Taste
      velvety soft, but enough steam through the 47%. Pepper tingles and is replaced by apples, vanilla, some woody spices and nutty portnotes. Redcurrants give a sparkling, slightly sour kick.
    • Finish
      closes with dark chocolate

  71. lincolnimp scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Light on the nose, almost wine like but then some orange and fudge notes arrive which are better.

     Rough, and unbalanced is my first view but I will keep drinking to be sure, actually that is exactly what it is like a young wild whisky but  I quite enjoyed it because it was lively and the 47% works, 
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      71 71

  72. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice, but a bit grotesque, not the ordinary Glenfiddich character.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruits, especially pineapple and pear. Mojito, chewing gum and punch. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Creamy. Spicy oak. Ginger and pepper. Gingerbread, cocoa, raisin and vanilla. Haribo.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, spicy.

  73. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Orange, raisins, baked apples, oak, caramel, pepper, amanadelen, nutmeg, ginger, liquorice and flower honey.

  74. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  75. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very soft and yet full of flavor, successful experiment.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, apples, pears, citrus. Sweet, honey. Apricot. Acohol quite prominently present. Also red fruit now, blueberries. And pineapple.
    • Taste
      Soft, reasonably full taste, sweet, honey. Orange too, and apricot.
    • Finish
      Light peppers now, sweet, honey, apricot. Reasonably long.

  76. Danny1968 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A delicious single malt and the fragrance is sweet and soft with various fruits, honey, vanilla and malt. The taste is of herbs, honey, vanilla, licorice and the aftertaste is lightly seasoned and a little dry.

  77. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fresh, fruit in the nose, a bit of vanilla. Also sampled licorice in the finish, slightly salty and greasy.

    Very fine Glenfiddich, just another twist than their classics. I think the XX is a finer edition than the 18-year-old Glenfiddich. Price quality is top (average € 55.00 / € 60.00)!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  78. Gere scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Apple and pineapple are the first to enter the nose, followed by light citrus fruits and possibly some mint. also a slight touch of oak is to smell
    • Taste
      Beautiful soft vanilla sweetness is spreading. Then comes a pleasant calibration note
    • Finish
      The finish is then Mittellang. First, the woody note remains very pleasant and then turns into a slightly tart grainy aroma.

  79. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    nice balance of sweetness and wood, simple yet easy to drink

  80. Whisky-ettenleur scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  81. Whisky-ettenleur scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Special smell of fruit (apple) and liquorice.
    • Taste
      The taste is soft and also sweet and also taste the licorice.
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste that is quite sharp.

  82. holborndrinker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A decent dram - miles better than the IPA version.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  83. SilentBeing scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Surprisingly good. I find myself gravitating towards this bottle repetedly. It has similarities to the Glenfiddich 15 year old Solera Vat, but the development is broader in range and the ABV lifts it above and beyond. My favourite Glenfiddich up to and including the 18 year old.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity, slightly candied nose. Notes of conference pears, green apples, blackberries, pineapple and a hint of pine needles. Plenty of barley sugar, vanilla, almond and a little cinnamon. A hint of menthol.
    • Taste
      The arrival is creamy and very sweet with barley sugar, vanilla, gingerbread, candied oranges, raisins and blackberries. Turns quite peppery towards the finish with a hint of dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Dry and spicy with ginger, black pepper and basil. The blackberry notes from the palate continues into the finish but fades quickly. As the spices fade what remains is a pleasant aftertaste of conference pears.

  84. zaphod155 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A delicious whisky for a very good price. The presentation is also very successful
    • Nose
      fruity with apple and pear. Creamy vanilla, malt, a hint of licorice and subtle oak flavor.
    • Taste
      Fine sweetness, intense vanilla and oak note. Notes of roasted almonds, cinnamon and dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Long lasting with sweet oak and coffee.

  85. ApricotOne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A Glenfiddich, who sometimes brings more than the usual 40% ABV. This has an effect on the mouthfeel as well as the finish. Otherwise, a pristine GF in the nose. The fine fruity Distilieriekarakter the 12er can be seen here and also, in my opinion, a few traces of the 18s. Considering that this malt is a NAS, so without an age, it is easy to guess what qualities of the 12y, 15y. 18y would have, if Glenfiddich had the courage to fill them with a little more ABV.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  86. LordBellamy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: typical Fiddich, lots of light fruit, pear, some coconut, fresh menthol, decent sweetness after caramel, good shot oak, subtle dried fruit, altogether quite light, velvety, well balanced, alcohol well integrated

    Taste: nice, velvety mouthfeel, first an intense sweetness, then a lot of bright fruits, pear compote, some oak, nice freshness / menthol, maybe a bit too spicy

    Finish: short to medium-long, again caramel sweetness and a lot of pear, with some oak

    Conclusion: nice Every Day Dram with good PLV, but not outstanding. For the money, I would probably rather prefer the 15yo - 84 points

  87. wisekyofcourse 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

  88. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  89. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    From a blind tasting:
    I would say a typical Borbonfass whisky. So 43-46%, ~ 12-15 years. Could have been an Edradour. Definitely a very good drop.
    • Nose
      Caramel, exotic fruits, vanilla, lime, hazelnut, cinnamon, peach, coconut, bright fruits, sour apple
    • Taste
      Oak, caramel, bell pepper, vanilla, honey, clove, rosemary
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet and spicy

  90. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  91. Pollenflug scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      I feel a kind of summery freshness in combination with strong-spicy notes. Opposites attract in the case of the Glenfiddich Project XX. Intense apple notes, oranges, subtle citrus fruits, vanilla, honey and floral aromas provide the freshness kick. Appearances of fruity sherry notes, nuts, tobacco leaves and spicy oak notes characterize the medal side of the heavy aroma cargo. Multilayered and harmoniously coordinated.
    • Taste
      Very oily, with a silky-soft mouthfeel. The malt starts with a noticeable pepperiness at the tip of the tongue, which quickly fades and paves the way for fruity aromas. Especially apples, vanilla, honey and subtle sherry notes, with hints of wild berries, flood the palate. The spicy part follows immediately: roasted aromas, tobacco leaves, nuts and spicy oak crave for attention. A minimal dryness is noticeable. The complexity continues unabated in the taste.
    • Finish
      Medium. Warming with ripe apples, pears, honey, dark chocolate and some pepper. The oak spice increases steadily and completes the finish with a slight dryness.

  92. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very nice experiment I must say! And good value for money when you can get your hands on it for €60 a bottle. Lost one point in the nose though when nosing it back after a while - alas, total score going from 87 to 86. Tasted on 02/04/2017 in a Glenfiddich line-up (WB ID's 76463, 72490, 19148, 86462, 86461, in that order). 
    • Nose
      Very pleasant wood tannins, combined with fruity tones: banana, warm apples (apfelstrudel!), more sherried tones like redcurrant, raisins. A hint of menthol. 
    • Taste
      Lush, menthol, very fruity (apples, together with redcurrant and pineapple), then spiciness taking over: notably white pepper and nutmeg. Icing sugar. 
    • Finish
      Cherries, apples, with a bitter hint of grape peel (thank you Whisky-Connaisseur!), but in a nice way. Anise, menthol at the very end. Oh, and oranges! 

  93. peej84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  94. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  95. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    more of these experiments please, I´m impressed
    88/100
    • Nose
      a little shy at first but a nice fruity-spicy profile. oranges and apple compote, a little nutmeg and allspice. just a hint of oak. just a hint of vanilla
      what strikes is the roundness of this whisky
    • Taste
      lovely! oranges and apples like on the nose, just the right grade of sweetness and spiciness. a wonderful composition! nicely toasted oak as a perfect counterpart.
    • Finish
      medium in length but intensely spicy

  96. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very stingy in aromas. Essentially caramel, and that's about it. With water, a little more precision and some nice malty notes. In the mouth, beefy but quite flat. Not very stout. The water attenuates the muscular side, but only restores caramel. So-so.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

  97. sammy01 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  98. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is so much better than the IPA experiment. It still isn’t a very complex or intriguing whisky (but what can you expect from a +/- €50,- NAS whisky?) but simply nice and quaffable. It still feels like quite a young, simple and nippy whisky but the flavours and aromas are better balanced and have some more depth to them compared to the IPA experiment.
    All in all simple and quaffable Glenfiddich
    • Nose
      A sweet, soft and subtle whisky with aromas of pepper, green apple, banana, solvents, pear, apricot jam, honey, vanilla, coumarin, grass, hay, orange peels, grapefruit, cedarwood, subtle dried fruits (hint of raisins & figs), floral tones, hint of butter, malt, a slight soapy tone and subtle creamy oak.
    • Taste
      A nippy, spicy and sweet whisky with aromas of pepper, honey, licorice root, vanilla, red apple, licorice all-sorts, malt, grains, bayleaf, ginger, allspice, a soapy tone, hay, floral tones, tannins, subtle baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), grape seeds and bitter spicy oak.
    • Finish
      A medium, spicy and drying finish with aromas of pepper, tannins, grape seeds, honey, licorice root, hint of salt, apples, pear and dry spicy oak. 

  99. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  100. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very nice Glenfiddich whose issue price (just under 50 Euro) was set very fair.
    • Nose
      My Christmas whisky 2016:
      Typical Glenfiddich nose: pear and juicy apple, honey, sherry toen, malt. Floral and fragrant yet pleasantly spicy. Round and strong.
    • Taste
      Short, peppery onset, then it opens on the tongue with intense fruitiness, again honey and some wax. Then very spicy-malty. Oak, coffee. Powerful, mouth-filling.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, pear, honey, oak and chocolate.

  101. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Glenfiddich XX
    Tasted November 2016
    70

  102. stefsel111 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  103. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    fruits, flowers, the spices from the casks, sweet honey and fresh apples. the ABV is really nice. reminds me of the Snow Phoenix which was one of my favorits. but this one is younger, more feisty. Some really nice NAS for reasonable price allthouogh it is limited - well done Glenfiddich!!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  104. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  105. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  106. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is a bit fragile, cloudy with more than 2 drops of water immediately and breaks down violently. Or is he filigree? The distillery flavors are fully present despite two sherry butts and a port pipe. Maybe this whisky something splits the community, because on the tongue first all fruits are also present from the barrels, a vlogger speaks here of "@ bäh" (strawberry) and backward push only fresh bourbon barrels. This order is unusual and maybe strange, I like it, higher strength and un-chillfiltered are a unique selling point in this class at Glenfiddich. Conclusion: Outstanding, strong buy

  107. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  108. GlenKoor scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nice new experiment net for a very reasonable price, concidering other brands!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  109. Doctor B. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  110. Tobias B scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  111. Tobias B scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Good but not magnificent
    • Nose
      Sweet red apples hit the cortex, vanilla, bitter sweet with subtile sherry character after some time
    • Taste
      Sherry is well balanced with distillery character, less sweet than the nose, rassins and a touch of bitter oak
    • Finish
      Vanishes too fast

  112. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like it better than the IPA, which came out in about the same time. Maybe also due to the higher alk. Volume. I would tend to want a higher Alc. Vol. At Glenfiddich anyway. I would imagine that this could bring a bit more power, complexity and own touch to the whiskys. However, as a bulk bottler and leader (or currently second in sales behind Glenlivet) difficult.
    XX: A nice barrel selection and well tuned. Very rich and fruity. Slightly peppery and slightly oily. Cinnamon, honey and a balanced oak cargo. Long finish with a sweet finish.
    Very good PLV!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  113. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    To me this small vatting resulted in a very successful experiment.
    Clearly Glenfiddich style where the two sherry butts leave their mark on
    this dram. Rich, gentle, accessible, and highly enjoyable. Well
    balanced. Complex with a fruity character, a spicy backbone and a
    creamy/tannic finish. No water needed here.

    https://www.facebook.com/whisky.connaisseur/
    • Nose
      Sweet start on the nose with vanilla and sherry. Delicate notes of
      oranges and subtle pears. Baked red apples, mixed with raisins and
      covered by warm custard. Smells like good old German Apfelstrudel!
      Heather honey, cinnamon, and subtle oak in the back. Very appealing!
    • Taste
      Rich, deep and mellow on the palate. Sweet and fruity notes of vanilla,
      red apples and raisins, accompanied by a warming spiciness of oak, white
      pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slightly tannic, but spiciness and
      tannicity amazingly increase with every sip.
    • Finish
      Long lasting finish with prickling oak and a touch of sweet toffee,
      vanilla and creamy red apples. Nicely warming with slightly bitter notes
      of grape peel. Very tannic on the tail.

      WITH WATER: Less sweet and
      fruity on the nose when a splash of water is added. The lovely red apple
      flavours are only subtly present. Oak and a touch of cinnamon in the
      back. Creamy, sweet and mellow on the palate with vanilla and biscuit.
      This is complemented by a slightly warming spiciness of cinnamon,
      nutmeg, oak and pepper. The finish is medium long, warm and creamy with
      toffee, vanilla and a touch of red apples. Only a bit tannic on the
      tail.

  114. ScottFrench scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A good Glenfiddich although very classic. The spices bring a little drought and unbalance the sweetness of the dram. A good speyside unpretentious, accessible and enjoyable, but do not expect to take a slice of taste. Available for about 60 €, it will delight your friends as an aperitif!
    • Nose
      round and delicate, which leans first on the fruits, with apricot, figs, dates, currants, but also vanilla and honey, all in a good thick cream and a not very sweet, but reasonably. In the background, something cooler, with a hint of lemon verbena, anise, mint, orange blossom and orange. It's clear, neat and entertaining.
    • Taste
      lively and frank, with hints of apples, tarte tatin, honey, vanilla, caramel, with a touch of cereal. It's also spicy with notes of pepper, cinnamon, and some dryness behind the mouth. It is well done with a nice consistency in the mouth, but it swims in a classic a little boring.
    • Finish
      quite long and on notes of cooked apples, cereals, cream, vanilla. It's spicy and dry, but the aromas of fruit are present.

  115. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  116. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  117. Hemdl did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Glenfiddich ‘Project XX’ (47%, OB, 2016)
    Another NAS, so another story, and despite the name, it’s got nothing
    to do with a mid-1970s Italian erotic/Sci-Fi movie, mind you. This time
    it’s twenty brand ambassadors (you know, our very friendly… err,
    friends) that selected twenty casks (how convenient) that have then been
    vatted together. I find the bottle as lovely as the IPA’s, they did put
    a lot of effort into the packaging. At £50, I’m sure my dearest
    concierge will buy one; Christmas trees, get ready! Colour: gold. Nose:
    more action. More complex, with a heavier fruity style, figs, raisins,
    some fresh butter, a lovely maltiness, many cakes, kugelhopf, yellow
    flowers, a touch of heather honey, then fresh oranges… I really find
    this nose lovely. Mouth: much more classic than the IPA, with more
    depth, and something that reminds me of the older 15 yo Cask Strength.
    Cakes and raisins, apple pie, artisan cider, then a bigger tannicity.
    Indeed it is rather tannic, in the style of some rural young Calvados.
    Finish: quite long, quite tannic, quite spicy, but the apples and the
    dryish raisins are keeping the freshness. Comments: the most Glenfiddich
    of them two. I may have to speak with my concierge. SGP:451 - 82 points.

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