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- Official bottling from Glenfiddich Distillery (Speyside)
- 12-year-old single malt Scotch whisky
- bottled: January 17, 2011
- Alcohol: 40% ABV
Decent single malt to lure neophytes
Colour: 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 decent product. A classy bottle design, nicely balanced flavours 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...