glenfiddich 12 year old

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

From the Label:

“Our Signature Malt, The pioneer of the single malt Scotch whisky category, our signature malt has smooth elegant notes of fresh pear and subtle oak. Its 12 year maturation in the finest Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks, prior to being married together in oak tuns, creates a smooth, harmonious taste.”

A Classic Whisky

Reviewed by John Fegan on 16/04/2015 Rating: 3.4

The Glenfiddich 12 is one of the most popular entry level Scotch’s available found in virtually every supermarket and most pubs, and for good reason. An incredibly smooth, very accessible whisky that doesn’t break the bank. The Glenfiddich 12 has long been a staple of my whisky shelf for exactly these reasons.

Aroma: Almost pungent peat smoke with a gentle fruit buried beneath

Palette: Fruity, Sweet plums and grapes, distinct peat smoke

Finish: Dark chocolate, peaty with a hint of citrus

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

Produced by Glenfiddich
Average Price £28

The pioneer of the single malt Scotch whisky category is matured in the finest Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks and is renowned for its beautifully balanced nose and refreshingly complex flavour.

Nosing and Tasting Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

This is our 12 year old expression it’s our key expression in our collection of whiskies that are the worlds most awarded single malts. When the whisky first flows from the copper stills is as clear is as the Robbie Dhu Spring. We then put it into American and European oak casks for at least 12 years so that’s where that beautiful golden color comes from.

So let’s have a nose of this whisky, take your time what does it make you think of? Is it a sweet shop, is it an orchard? If it’s fruity is it dried fruits, is it fresh fruits maybe slightly spicy. For me I get a distinctly pear aroma from here. And it’s that key pear note that sets our Glenfiddich 12 apart from all the other whiskies, now lets try a taste. So if you think, it smelled fruity, and now it tastes fruity, it’s also quite sweet so right on the tip of your tongue you should feel a nice vanilla sweetness, and then think about how does it make your mouth feel? Is it dry, is it oily is it slightly spicy? For me this is really long and warming and quite sweet, the great thing is the flavour doesn’t stop there. It keeps evolving in the glass So try it again.

So it’s a lovely creamy kind of malty character and just a hint of subtle oak, and because of the unique oak marrying tuns we use here at the distillery every single bottle is uniquely high in quality and taste with that distinctive smooth character.

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