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Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

19th May 2020

1

  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    89

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Nose: lots of bright, heady aromas here. Juicy tangerine, candied lemon peel, dried mango. Underneath the vibrant fruit there is brown sugar and butterscotch. Sparkling, clean, and malty.

Taste: soft palate entry, initially sweet and fruity before a massive surge of oaky dryness takes over. A nicely structured flavour which strikes different notes on different parts of the tongue.

Finish: probably the most bourbon-esque aspect is the lingering oak flavour which tingles the taste buds. Though shorter than your typical bourbon.

Balance: this is my kind of Scotch. I goes rather heavy on the oak but maintains balance nonetheless. Fully-matured, well-rounded, and uncluttered flavours combine with a marvellous aroma. A repeat buy.

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5 comments

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

Great review, I liked this one more than the 15yo by far. This is much more interesting and it's heavy on the oak which gives this one a bit more oomph than most of their lineup. This is probably the only core range Glenfiddich I would buy.

4 months ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

I agree with @casualtorture. It’s better than both the 15 and the 14 Rich Oak, has a bit more ABV than either, and it’s only slightly more expensive than the standard 12. I think Glenfiddich are onto a winner here. Thanks for the excellent review.

4 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Megawatt
Megawatt commented

@casualtorture

Have you by chance tried their 15 year old Distillery Edition? It is 51% alc/vol and not just my favourite Glenfiddich but one of my favourite Scotches overall. Not sure if it was a limited release or what.

4 months ago 3Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@Megawatt I don't think that one is available any more. Pity, it was excellent.

4 months ago 0

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