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Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

Merry Christmas, Dad!

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

23rd Jan 2012

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    24
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    94

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Today my daughter and I did a sleepover at my parents, which was a blast - highlight being cracking open the Snow Phoenix I had bought my father for Christmas (my mom wouldn't let him open it until I was there, lest he guzzle half the bottle in one sitting). Even my mom loved it. A clear golden colour, like sunlight, it has a clean citrusy nose, very floral, with some pear. Malty with some hay in the background - very clean. A creamy palate, with more pronounced lemon notes. Honey and more pear. The hay on the nose becomes straw in the mouth. Long, lingering but fresh finish - a crip, perfectly balanced dram. While I am no expert on the Glenfiddich range, I found this to be very nice, light, perfect for the Saturday afternoon that my parents and I sipped it while my daughter played with her cousin upstairs. That it coincided with the day I booked my Speyside Whisky Festival tickets made it that much more prescient.

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2 comments

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Sounds great. I got me some today as well and look forward to tasting it real soon.

8 years ago 0

@joshk
joshk commented

Though I am not a fan of Glenfiddich in general I do enjoy this malt. I feel Snow Phoenix offers a lot of balance compared to the regular line that seem to fit into stereotypical flavor categories: 12 - very light & unoffensive fruit, 15 - over-sweet candy, 18 - woody, 21 - sugar syrup. Snow Phoenix has all the core Glenfiddich flavors but allows me to get them in a nuanced fashion. Still not sure it it's worth the price I paid though.

8 years ago 0

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