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Glenfiddich Pure Malt Special Reserve

Monday Morning Malt

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Feb 2021


Glenfiddich Pure Malt Special Reserve
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Glenfiddich is still the world’s best selling single malt and in recent years they have done their utmost to expand the range. Successfully, I might add. But thanks to a friend who offered me this sample, I will try an old release from the 1990s without age statement. This Glenfiddich Special Reserve was for the longest time their flagship release.

I can imagine that you’ll get quite some batch variation when your output is several million bottles, but this one is surprisingly sharp and alcoholic on the nose. Some wild flowers and apples, pear drops and a hint of… err… radishes?

It is very soft on the palate, actually almost watery. Apple juice and some oak is more or less then only thing I get from this malt. And again quite alcoholic… it even burns a bit.

The finish is medium long and starts soft and sweet, but towards the end turns somewhat bitter.

A Monday morning malt? Thx, Pat.

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