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I read this bottle goes for about $80 (up to $90) in the US. So when I found it for ¥5,000 ($69) I didn't hesitate, cause I like Glenfiddich, and also after reading @WhiskyBee 's nice comments about the finish, I had to drink it!
(no water added) Nose: Raisin chocolate hits me first. Sherry (obviously), cold soft pear. A very sweet nose. A little too sweet for my personal taste. Getting some more perfumy stuff towards the edges of the Glencairn
Delivery: This is something that makes me chew instinctively. It's by no means a complex start. But I don't necessary need complexity, and that's not what I'm look for in a Glenfiddich anyway. How to describe? I'm not impressed by the taste, however I find it absolutely delicious. Malty and sweet, and right about when it's traveling back before the swallow the sherry starts creeping in.
Finish: I'm not anywhere near qualified to describe this, but I still wanted to post a review about it this great whisky because there aren't many out there yet. This finish takes you on a ride...chewy sherry, oak makes a subtle and dry appearance. Then creamy sweetness, and I feel as if it has a slightly higher ABV than the stated 43%. What happens then, not always but this it what if often get; the finish kind of disappears for a brief moment, then starts again. The first time I took a sip from this bottle I thought "that's it?! Not as long as I expec...oh here we go again!" Slow pulses of malt, dark chocolate, not so sweet banana... Very harmonic, and a little woody/dry, hardly any bitterness. Very long, I don't think I have experienced the end if this finish, I'm too impatient and will always have the next sip before it's over.
Summary: I was taken away by the finish the first time I had a sip, I was kidnapped with a serious case of the Stockholm syndrome. But now after several evenings with this bottle I feel like I have gotten used to it more. Some of the initial pleasure was the surprise it gave me. Still, I will call this whisky great. If you see this bottle in a bar, I strongly recommend anyone to start the night with it to experience the finish. If you like Glenfiddich, then get the bottle, it's a little pricy, but it's just about worth it in my opinion.