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Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

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@dXIIIrReview by @dXIIIr

20th Oct 2009


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This Glenfiddich 12y was the first single malt I really paid attention to, and also the first bottle I bought.

The first thing I noticed was the fruitiness in the aroma. I had never had this experience with any blends I had drank, so the fresh smell of sweet apples and pears will stay with me forever.

As I practiced on my first bottle I started to find some hints of wood in the aroma as well, hidden underneath the perfume-like scent of sweet apples.

The taste starts off with a very small bonfire and quickly releases a blast of sweetness, ending in a nut-like slight sharpness.

Although the aftertaste is rather bittersweet, all in all it's very accesible light bodied dram. I'm glad I started off with this one, which made me curious for more, instead of some peat-bomb...who knows how it had turned out than?

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