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The night started out as we went to the Wooden Nickel, a bar in my local college town with which I had found out that they had quite the little single malt selection i.e. Glenfiddich 12-21, Lagaulivn 16, Balvenie Doublewood, Laphroaig 10 among a couple others. I had decided to acquire a taste of Glenfiddich 18 instead of the 12 or 15 as I have read that it was recommended to start with at least the 15 year on the Glenfiddich or the Glenlivet. I wanted to go above and beyond tonight even though I knew its best to start lower and work your way up in order to find the differences anyway lets get started...
Color: I likened it to a copper lager like color but the lighting wasn't great to get a real look at it so bear with me.
Nose: I had found while nosing the following: A sweet citrus like scent with oak and malt undertones. When I thought about it had an almost sticky citrus sweet scent to it with a little bit of floral components.
Body: Smooth and soft but Ill admit the tongue tingles a bit even though its only 43% the last time I noticed this was with the Barrel Proof Rare Breed by WT.
Taste: I find honey, oak, citrus, and a little bit of tobacco with a hint of spicyness but just a little...which leads to...
Finish: A long soothing finish that contained malt and an odd citrus bitterness that's similar to the pith of a citrus fruit. The bitterness is only noticed when you allow the whisky to roll around your tongue when examining it otherwise it doesn't appear.
Overall: A enjoyed this whisky even though the bitternss was unforeseen but in all reality it wasnt a turnoff. So I believe that I was quite impressed by this Glenfiddich 18, my only regret was not trying another while I was with my friends as they are not whisky connoisseurs. Oh well...