Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Series No. 01
India Pale Ale Cask Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2016 6:19 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 52,37

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

77 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.89 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    This is not very good it has a weird off note like cereals that have gone past their best and the palate is drying but as it says on the bottle it is an IPA Experiment so something different I suppose.

    There is a side to his that for some reason reminds me of Famous Grouse.Drinkable but not my thing and I do not like the nose.
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      68 68

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, spices, varied fresh fruits and "hops"!
    On the palate, it stings immediately, a little rough, fruit in the vein apple pear, spices quite sweet, a little dry on the tongue, we do not smell the beer, but a tannic side.
    In the final, it's short !!
    A finish flirting with the IPA beers that have made their happiness, here it does not bring much more!

  3. Spencer5 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    I don't buy this whole IPA aroma. I totally don't feel IPA there. I tried the method with a little salt on the tongue - the taste has changed, still no IPA. IPA barrels are not very active, so the finish is a bit too little for something to happen here. It's a bit better Glenfiddich 12.
    • Nose
      83 83
      typical bourbon - biscuits, vanilla, nuts ... name it, honey,
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet, oatmeal, apple, caramel, cocoa
    • Finish
      82 82
      short, pleasant, roasted coffee, pear

  4. HW74 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This fits very well with the IPA influence, at least if you like to drink a pale ale from time to time and like the tart notes.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Just had this randomly, in a a bar, and it turned out better than expected. Think I‘d prefer this over the Project XX: less new/tannic oak, no bubblegum fruitiness, everything is more restrained and laid back. Does it matter that they used beer casks for this? No idea, really. Perhaps with much imagination and goodwill I can persuade myself that I sensed some fizzy, beery foaminess and IPA bitters toward the death, but that’s just more or less just a suspicion. Well made, though, bright and sparkly and fruity but with enough wood and older components that it doesn’t feel too young. I‘d be happy to have this again.

  6. Dagobert scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A young and somewhat slender whisky, very well-tailored, drinkable, does not impress with the pressure and power, but has to itself the ease and integrity.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, fresh wood, damp wood dust, lemonade notes, slightly alcoholic, herbal mixture, herbal tablets, dusty bookshelves, lemon slice in tea, strong vanilla caramel shades, a little mineral - dry plaster, stone crumb.
    • Taste
      Oily, calm, a lot of oak, lemon peel, sweet lemonade-grain notes, vanilla, citrus lollipops, herbal motifs.
    • Finish
      Light, lemon-oak, sweet-sour, lemonade-grain notes, a little ginger, vanilla in large quantities.

  8. beefislife did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    A pleasant surprise. You can smell the usual Glenfiddich but here a bit sweeter and less fresh apples, more like apple pie. Very mellow (in good meaning) on the tongue. Great everyday dram.

  9. psiiik scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  10. The Prophet scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    I have not been very successful at pinpointing the influence of IPA. otherwise, it remains a correct malt, nothing more, with a sweet finish, almost a little too much.


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