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Glenfiddich Project XX

Overall rating
83.05/100
votes
810
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

€ 62.80

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Project XX

103 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.05 points

  1. 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.

  2. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. thepyn scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    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.

  10. Funtik scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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