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It's hard for me to review this whisky because it's one of my favorites and it's one of those for a few good reasons. First reason is that it's a dram good whisky. Second this was the whisky to which I first introduced my wife to the awesome world of whiskies. On our honeymoon in Melbourne we decided to go to the whisky bar, there we enjoyed quite a few different whiskies and discussed them and tried to tear them apart...until we came to Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix.
Wow, just wow. My wife's eyes lit up and she just went "That's good!" I gotta be honest I agree.
The smell: It's sweet and fruity. I get honey, apples, pears and vanilla. It's an extremely enjoyable smell for me. One that promises that the taste is going to be just as good if not better.
Taste: It's quite a sweet whisky for me with notes of oak, honey, vanilla and quite strongly for me, apples coming through. It does taste to me like it's quite a sugary whisky.
The finish of the whisky leaves me with the flavors of apples and oak in my mouth with a pleasant aftertaste.
This is a limited run whisky which is only produced in 2010. Which for me is such a pity because I do enjoy it so much. It's a great whisky to sip on a cold evening or after dinner. The problem is due to the scarcity it can run upwards of over $400 dollars a bottle in Australia. My wife paid roughly $200 AUS for ours which due to how much we enjoy it (she is currently finishing the review glass) is quite worthwhile. However for many if not most whisky drinkers I believe they would say it overpriced.
If you got $200 dollars to blow and nothing else is catching your fancy, give it a shot. However realistically this would probably be an $80 to $100 bottle.
I hope you enjoyed my review and found it informative. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!