Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
Incredible Nose; Ultra Dry Finish
Review by @jwise
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- Brand: Glenfiddich
- Type: Scotch
- Region: Speyside
- ABV: 43%
It's time to give the Glenfiddich 18yr another go. I tried it last year, and found it had the most awful finish of any whisky I had ever tasted. I am hoping it was just a bad bottle, but in case it wasn't a fluke, I just picked up a miniature 50ml bottle.
This whisky was bottled at 43% ABV, with a light gold color.
Nose: GREAT nose. Floral, honey, ripe fruit (pears and Honeycrisp apples), slight nose tingle along with the wonderful bouquet. This is really fantastic. I could enjoy this for a LONG time! Delicious! I can't wait to taste this wonderfully aromatic whisky.
Body: Stand up body, medium.
Palate: Spice right up front. Ripe fruit.
Finish: Spice builds. Fruit explosion! A VERY dry finish comes in right after the fruit. Wow. That is REALLY dry. Harsh, even. Long finish.
This is just what I remembered. Horrid. I have this REALLY dry taste in my mouth, and I just want it gone. Such an incredible nose, and what a great flavor on the palate, but what an incredibly horrid finish. I am tempted to take another taste, but I don't want to experience that dryness again. Yeacht!
Upon nosing and tasting this whisky, I was really thinking I was going to find it very different than the first time. Unfortunately, my first impression of the whisky was spot-on.
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A 3, really? I see you rated the 15 year old a 5. I find this odd. perhaps it is just me. :-)
12 years ago 0