Glenfiddich 18 Years Small Batch Reserve

This Glenfiddich first matured in sherry and bourbon barrels for 18 years. Master Distiller Brian Kinsman then selected 150 barrels. Divided into small batches, the malt matured for a further 3 months in wooden mixing vessels.

This Glenfiddich first matured in sherry and bourbon barrels for 18 years. Master Distiller Brian Kinsman then selected 150 barrels. Divided into small batches, the malt matured for a further 3 months in wooden mixing vessels.

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9993
Glenfiddich
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 117 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Apple:
Apple:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Oak:
Oak:
Spices:
Cinnamon:
Cinnamon:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Spices:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Honey:
Oil:
Dried Fruit:
Oil:
Dried Fruit:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Peat Smoke:
Orange:
Orange:
Raisin:
Almonds:
Almonds:
Raisin:
Berries:
Green Apple:
Pear:
Berries:
Cake:
Green Apple:
Cake:
Pear:
Herb:
Nutmeg:
Clove:
Herb:
Nutmeg:
Cherry:
Cherry:
Clove:
Melon:
Herbs:
Lemon Peel:
Tropical Fruit:
Alcohol:
Date:
Coconut:
Bonfire Smoke:
Banana:
Grass:
Bonfire Smoke:
Date:
Melon:
Coconut:
Banana:
Plum:
Grape:
Alcohol:
Tropical Fruit:
Plum:
Grape:
Lemon:
Coffee:
Grass:
Herbs:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Coffee:
Tasting
Oak:
Oak:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Spices:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Apple:
Apple:
Sherry:
Malt:
Malt:
Spices:
Cinnamon:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Oil:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Raisin:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Nutmeg:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Green Apple:
Orange:
Green Apple:
Nuts:
Herb:
Herb:
Pear:
Pear:
Dark Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Date:
Date:
Alcohol:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Barley:
Chili:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Chili:
Cherry:
Pepper:
Cherry:
Lemon:
Seaweed:
Lemon Peel:
Fig:
Herbs:
Cake:
Tropical Fruit:
Coffee:
Grape:
Clove:
Maritime Notes:
Honey:
Plum:
Wheat:
Clove:
Cake:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Lemon Peel:
Fig:
Wheat:
Lemon:
Hazelnut:
Coffee:
Grape:
Plum:
Tropical Fruit:
Heather:
Heather:
Hazelnut:
Honey:
Finish
Oak:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Spices:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Malt:
Malt:
Herb:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Apple:
Oil:
Oil:
Apple:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Peat Smoke:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Cinnamon:
Alcohol:
Herbs:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Honey:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Cake:
Tropical Fruit:
Pepper:
Honey:
Tropical Fruit:
Cake:
Maritime Notes:
Pepper:
Grass:
Heather:
Zitrus:
Grass:
Seaweed:
Heather:
Zitrus:

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26. May 2017
Why do you bottle a rather expensive 18-year-old Single Malt at thin 40% ABV, add E150a colorant and chill-filter it? Big question mark! Light but subtle in the aroma, there is a dominating note of overripe apples with some cinnamon, vanilla cream and hints of Oloroso casks in the background. Orange zest and a touch of cider characterize the aromatic arrival, followed by restrained fruitiness and a medium-length finish with mildly bitter wood spices. Altogether somewhat boring and without big complexity, Glenfiddich's 15yo Solera Vat is a better value.
RATING: 3.4/5.0 ≙ 82 pts
20. Oct 2014

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dcatinella
19. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Green Apple Pear Sherry Vanilla Spices

Finish:

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TheGreatMothra
03. Apr 2017
Nosing: Apple Tropical Fruit Sherry Sweet Cinnamon Vanilla Spices Caramel
Fresh fruit, apple and mixed tropical. Sweet sherry, cinnamon rolls, vanilla and other spices. As you let it sit in the glass the fruitiness dies back and a dark toffee note comes up.

Taste: Fruit Sherry Sweet Vanilla Oak
Intense sweet arrival. Less of the intense fresh fruit from the nose and more dried fruits - apricot. Sherry, vanilla oakiness. Powerful flavours throughout.

Finish: Oak Fruit
Finishes somewhat dryer, and long. Lingering fruitiness and oak.

Comment:
I picked this up as part of a tasting set and it was well worth the try. The nose in particular is outstanding, you can see the relation to the younger Glenfiddich releases but this is a different beast entirely. Unfortunately it comes with a price tag to match, though I can see why people would be willing to pay the extra. Really decent stuff.

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27. Jan 2019
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