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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Tasting Notes Review

Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky Distillery Equipment

2 Copper Topped Stainless Steel Mash Tuns

24 Douglas fir Washbacks

10 Wash Stills

18 Spirit Stills

Matured mainly in American oak bourbon casks

Also use Oloroso sherry and new oak casks.

Glenfiddich Single Mal Scotch Whisky

The Glenfiddich Distillery

Dufftown, Banffshire

Scotland

AB55 4DH

 

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Glenfiddich 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes

The original, signature single malt Scotch whisky matured for at least 12 years in American and European oak casks.

 

A fragrant malt which balances the fruitiness of pear with the richness of subtle oak.

 

Nose:- Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted single malt with a delicately balanced fragrance.

 

Taste:- Characteristic sweet, fruity notes. Develops into elements of butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavour.

 

Finish:- Long, smooth and mellow.

Recent Awards

Gold Medal 2007 International Spirits Challenge (ISC)

Gold Medal 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

 

Glenfiddich 12 year old  Caoran Reserve  Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes

The name “Caoran” comes from the Gaelic for “peat ember”, reflecting the special character of this single malt.

 

A rich and softly smoky single malt with subtle notes of orange and peat…

 

Nose:- Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve has all the typical Glenfiddich aromas with a subtle smokiness.

 

Taste:- The taste is spicy and develops into a combination of sweet fruit with distinctive peaty notes.

 

Finish:- A smooth and lingering finish.

Recent Awards

Silver Medal 2007 International Spirits Challenge (ISC)

Silver Medal 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

 

Glenfiddich 15 year old  Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes

The richly layered Glenfiddich 15 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky is matured in three types of oak cask: sherry, bourbon and new oak, before being married in their unique, handcrafted Solera vat. The Solera vat is never emptied but is always kept at least half full. Here, flavours are harmoniously married, creating a whisky of character and intense complexity.

 

A balance of warm spice with honey and rich fruit.

 

Nose:- Intriguingly complex aroma with sweet heather honey and vanilla fudge combined with rich dark fruits.

 

Taste:- Silky smooth, revealing layers sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon and ginger. Full bodied and bursting with flavour.

 

Finish:-Satisfyingly rich with lingering sweetness

Recent Awards

Gold Medal 2008 International Spirits Challenge (ISC)

Gold Medal 2008 International Wine & SpiritsCompetition (IWSC) Best in Class.

Glenfiddich 30 year old  Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes

 

After maturation for over thirty years in the finest Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks, this rare whisky acquires an exquisite complexity of fragrance and flavour. Subtle notes of sherry and fig are balanced with rich dark chocolate flavours creating a sublime whisky of tremendous character.

 

This velvety single malt balances sherry, fig and dark chocolate...

Nose:- Finely balanced with substantial oakiness matched by fruit and luscious sherry notes.

Taste:- Complex and seductively woody, dark chocolate, emphasised by a floral sweetness.

Finish:-exceedingly long, honeyed and warm.

 

Recent Awards

Gold Medal 2008 International Spirits Challenge (ISC)

Gold Medal and Overall Winner 2007/8 Scottish Field Whisky Merchants' Challenge

Gold Medal Best in Class 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

Glenfiddich 21 year old  Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes

This exceptional 21 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky has been finished for four months in barrels that once contained rum from the Caribbean, infusing the whisky with a rich and indulgent toffee sweetness. At this age, Glenfiddich whisky develops into an exquisitely rich and creamy single malt with a luxurious vibrancy.

 

This rich and indulgent single malt balances vanilla, toffee with hints of new leather...

 

Nose:- Intense and sweet, floral hints of banana, figs and rich toffee.

 

Taste:- Initially soft, then brisk and vibrant, peppery, a touch of smoke, vanilla, ginger, lime, spices and new leather.

 

Finish:- Very long, warming and spicy.

 

Recent Awards

Master Award 2008 Scotch Whisky Masters

Gold Medal 2008 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC)Best in Class.

Glenfiddich 18 year old  Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes

 

Produced in small batches, Glenfiddich 18 Year Old combines a touch of sweetness from the Spanish Oloroso wood, with oakiness drawn from the traditional American casks. Through marrying in wooden tuns (vast vats), the rich, mellow flavours to come together, creating an exceptionally smooth single malt Scotch whisky with notes of spiced apple and robust oak. Each batch is of a unique and of exceptional quality.

 

This robust single malt balances notes of oak, apple and cinnamon. A powerful yet sublimely mellow whisky...

 

Nose:- Remarkably rich aroma with ripe orchard fruit, spiced apple and a robust oakiness.

 

Taste:- Richly delivers luxurious dried fruit, candy peel and dates overlaid with elegant oak notes.

 

Finish:- Warming. Rewarding. Distinguished.

 

Recent Awards

Master Award 2008 Scotch Whisky Masters

Silver Medal 2008 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC)

Best in Class Silver Medal 2007International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) .

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