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Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve 12 Year Old

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Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve 12 Year Old

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  • Brand: Glenfiddich
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • ABV: 40.0%
  • Age: 12 year old

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Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve 12 Year Old

Nose: Fresh fruits, a touch of peat, a bit of smoke and splash of honey Palate: Bittersweet, Spicy Finish: Warm, dry, honey, peat and smoke covering your mouth

It's basically a great mix of the regular 12 year old with a bit of peat. I love the aftertaste of this one. I tasted it right before i wrote this review and it gave me goosebumps.


This Caoran reserve has practically the same fruity aroma as the normal 12y, accept that the apples and pears are tempered by some slight smoky, peaty hints.

It's taste on the other hand hasn't got any fruit in it at all. This light bodied dram is built up out of wood, smoke and nuts, with a slight well balanced peatiness underneath.

The slightly bitter aftertaste tends not to stay around very long.

All in all this whisky is a nice try to make a special variation on the normal 12y. Peat, smoke and wood aren't overwhelming, but it hasn't got enough body to convince.

I added the three classic Glenfiddichs to my cabinet (12, 15 and 18 years) and will try those first, before going for anything 'fancy' or 'reserve' (Does that actually mean anything, really? Or is this just marketing?).

I had been toying with looking at this one, but I may refocus my attention to other malts first. Thanks for the heads-up.

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