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Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

Sweet and Sour with a Dry Finish

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@jwiseReview by @jwise

17th Jan 2011

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The Glenfiddich 12yr is one of the most prolific single malt whiskies. You can find this whisky at just about any bar, second only to the Glenlivet 12yr. While expanding my whisky palate last year, I checked out this whisky, only to find it incredibly boring and bland. I found a three-pack of Glenfiddich (12yr, 15yr & 18yr) at the local shop, so I figured I ought to try it again.

This is a 40% ABV bottling, with a light 'sunlight' color to the whisky.

Nose: This is a lot like the 18yr on the nose, with floral notes, honey, and vanilla. Some ripe apple slices, and just a hint of spirit. All in all not a bad nose, but nothing to drone on about.

Body: Light body.

Palate: The floral notes are turning herbal. Some spice comes out. The apples are becoming crab apples. A little sour.

Finish: Some sweetness comes out, turning sour. Herbal. There is an actual aftertaste, that is not part of the finish. It has some dryness to it, that is not great.

I am not a fan here. Not that it is boring or bland, but just not good. If you like tart and sour, mixed with unripe fruit and grass, then maybe you'll like it. Not me. I'm off to pour myself something delicious. Goodness knows I deserve it after drinking this and the 18yr. The only redeeming quality of this whisky was the nose, and it wasn't great; barely good.

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4 comments

@wylcx
wylcx commented

Looking at your other reviews you have a strange palate.

8 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

Really? Do I think good stuff is bad and vice versa, or do I note flavors and aromas that you do not? Which do you think are my most outlandish reviews?

8 years ago 0

@wylcx
wylcx commented

Yes, I think smoking cigars has damaged your taste buds :(

8 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

Haha! Maybe so. Give me a head-to-head taste comparison to show me my wayward tastes.

8 years ago 0

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