Friday, 7 February 2014

Glenfiddich 12 Year old

A Tasty Dram Whisky Review & Tasting Notes

Decent single malt to lure neophytes 

Can one think of a more classic and widely available single malt scotch whisky than the Glenfiddich 12 year old?

Identity Card Glenfiddich 12

  • William Grant & Sons 
  • 12 years old 
  • 40% ABV
  • bottled: January 17, 2011

Glenfiddich 12
Picture: The Whisky Exchange

Color: Light gold

Nose: Vanilla and oak are dominating the glass. Water unleashes the fruitiness. I'm thinking of cooking pears and green apples.

Taste: Not many surprises here. Once again an overdose of vanilla. With a bit of effort you'll discover some coconut and apples. Quite a nice balance but anything but breathtaking.

Finish: Short and dry. Exactly what you're expecting from an appetizer.

Conclusion: A more than decent product. Classy bottle design, nicely balanced flavors and beautiful in its simplicity. And yet that's what makes this dram a bit boring. Or is it just my natural preference for the underdog (read: smaller scale distilleries) manifesting itself...



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