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This week, I will be going back to basics. After all the great whiskies I have tried in recent weeks, it is time to taste some standard stuff. So I will be tasting no less than 7 Glenfiddich in a row. Let me start with the malt of all malts, the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old.
The nose is very light, even delicate, on flowers and pears. Poire Williams. Sour, green apples and marzipan. Honey and apple juice. Very approachable and clearly an entry level malt. But very good.
It is creamy and fruity on the palate, with again the apples and pears, some nuts and mild spices.
The finish is medium in length, very sweet and fresh.
This is a very basic malt, but let us not forget what an important place this single malt has in history. After all, it was Glenfiddich that transformed the industry and put single malts on the map. It is nice to return to earth once in a while.