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Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve

Better then the 12yo

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@NockReview by @Nock

17th Oct 2013


Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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These are notes from a tasting a while ago. I still stand behind them . . . although I feel like I might need to give this one another go again.

Nose: More oak with those peaches hanging out in the background. Very little if any of that lemon grass from the 12yo. More rounded but without that sharp attack. Maybe even a hint of peat? Something earthy? Definitely some perfume notes which resolve back to oak.

Taste: Perfume hits then oak. Two notes really

Finish: A little blast of peat sparks off this medium finish. It rolls into oak and then resolves back to a low burning peat ember.

Balance, Complexity: I like the balance of oak, perfume, and lemon grass. The hint of peat is nice but I wish it made a bigger appearance.

Aesthetic experience: Typical amber gold traditional color slightly on the lighter side. The body is like a nice medium light whisky. I hate the bottle shape and the 40% ABV . . . but this is nicer then the 12yo.

Conclusion: I hear there is a never 15yo out there at about 51% ABV. I would be interested in giving that one a go. But I probably won’t buy this bottle again.

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