Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

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

Identity Card

  • 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 

Tasting notes

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...