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This Glenfiddich 12 Year Old is a run of the week whisky, but nevertheless pretty well made, refreshing and easy to drink. That probably explains the worldwide success. He is rather well balanced for a sweet tooth and reasonably priced at less than 30 quid. It's one of the best selling whiskies ever and is therefor - unwarranted in my opinion - looked down upon by many. I guess this dram somehow became the victim of it's own success, being labeled a mass product. But let's not forget that it's most likely the quality of the dram that got it to that level of sales in the first place.
The rather oily dram offers nice legs and has the tint of sunlight on a winter afternoon.
The nose is flowery and sweet and offers - in my opinion - mostly pear and marzipan. Rather inviting. Smelling the empty glass after a 20-minute pauze is rather nice too.
It fills the mouth genlty with soft but rich fruites, but unfortunately all the flavours come at once, making it hard to discern them individually. Not very complex. Ideal, I think, for the novice (like myself), but not somehting you would present to a true whiskybuff.
The finish is rather long with a return of pears and introduction of apples.