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Glenfiddich 2003

Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
Vintage
05.12.2003
Bottled
27.04.2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
33643
Number of bottles
356
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2017 7:59 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 442,36

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29 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 2003

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A quite surprising and interesting Glenfiddich! Is it odd? Yes! But the peat seems to work very well with the fruity flavours. It is not overly complex, but it is very good.
    • Nose
      Ohh peat! Bonfire smoke, and a hint of ash. A bit of shoe polish. Dried fruit too. Plums and dates. And a lovely sweetness from honey and caramel. Quite interesting to see how well this works.
    • Taste
      Dried fruit, sherry influences combined with a hint of peat. Ash. It goes from fruity to ash and bonfire smoke. And than followed by sweetness. Some kind of syrup, I think maple syrup, and honey. A hint of Coca Cola too, but without the fizz.
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long, with peat and ash. This is followed by honey and maple syrup.

  2. TK6000 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. johnamo scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Perhaps the most masterfully crafted and well rounded whisky I have tasted in my time. Excellent balance of sweet, salty, smoky, and complex. 95 points.

  4. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jason wrote about that on MALT-review:

    "Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside 2017 Review

    Colour: cinder toffee

    On the nose: there’s a melting pot of the wood tannins mixing with a drying ashy peat. A rich decadent honey combines with chopped walnuts, ginger and a hint of campfire smoke. This gives the vanilla a dirtiness I adore and added depth with dried cranberries, fig rolls, warm caramel, pork scratchings and almonds.

    In the mouth: it’s a fruity peat that comes through initially and underpins the whole experience leaving a smoky finish with a hint of salt. In-between there’s a hill climb (in a Ford Fiesta XR2 Mark 1) of flavours with caramel, brown sugar, all-spice, toffee apples, crackling and peanuts.

    Conclusions: Much like the previous Spirit of Speyside 2015 bottling from Glenfiddich, the combination of the new make spirit and sherry cask have married rather than clashed, producing something harmonious and devoid of the aggressive wood that sometimes a 1st fill sherry cask can create. The peat really comes through on the palate and takes the experience in a whole new direction. I’m a BMW Series 3 kind of fella and this dram has the foreboding presence of such a vehicle appearing suddenly behind you on a sweeping Speyside road, only to vanish from sight. It’s one of my favourite Glenfiddich’s and a triumph; no not the car manufacturer. Score: 9/10"

    https://malt-review.com/2017/04/30/glenfiddich-2003-13-year-old-spirit-of-speyside-festival/

  5. Teuchter did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    It is peated! 

  6. Dirk scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Sold out on Sunday during Speyside festival 2017. Last number in the tax book was 356, that is a little bit less bottles then expected.

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