Glenfiddich 12 Years

With their 12-year-old standard bottling, Glenfiddich helped to establish the single malt whisky category worldwide. Today it is still the best-selling single malt whisky in the world.

With their 12-year-old standard bottling, Glenfiddich helped to establish the single malt whisky category worldwide. Today it is still the best-selling single malt whisky in the world.

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1820
Glenfiddich
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry, Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 34 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Pear:
Malt:
Apple:
Vanilla:
Oak:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Green Apple:
Alcohol:
Sherry:
Spices:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Herbs:
Cinnamon:
Grass:
Nuts:
Pepper:
Pineapple:
Zitrus:
Berries:
Blackberry:
Clove:
Grape:
Hay:
Heather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Melon:
Oil:
Orange:
Raisin:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sweet:
Malt:
Oak:
Spices:
Pear:
Nuts:
Oil:
Caramel:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Peat Smoke:
Honey:
Sherry:
Alcohol:
Green Apple:
Herbs:
Pepper:
Zitrus:
Chili:
Floral:
Heather:
Raisin:
Herb:
Almonds:
Barley:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Hay:
Hazelnut:
Iodine:
Leather:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Mint:
Orange:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Maritime Notes:
Cake:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Finish
Malt:
Oak:
Fruit:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pear:
Alcohol:
Pepper:
Apple:
Chili:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Almonds:
Caramel:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Leather:
Lemon:
Peach:
Plum:
Sherry:

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2.9 Rate
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Tasting Notes 34

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SuperDrams
05. Mar 2016
Nosing: Apples, cinnamon, sherry

Taste: Sweet, light spice and light oak

Finish: Short

Comment: A very good dram, not exceptional but a solid 4 stars
18. Apr 2017
Nosing: VanillaCaramel

Taste: VanillaCaramel

Finish:

Comment: Good stuff.
16. Sep 2020
Nosing:
VanillaFruitGreen AppleMalt
Sweet scent of vanila and fresh light fruits mixes with pleasant maltiness. Very light on nose with no noticeable alcohol. Juicy apple and a ouple of peppery peaks reached my nose.
With time more honey-like and caremel flavours develop.

Taste:
VanillaCaramelGinger

Initially sweet, develops into more acidic fruity tones. Oily. Something herbal and stingy, like ginger with a hint of pepper mint, stays for a while on tongue and palate. Next sips bring nice oak, malt and more apples with some a little bit heavier and sweeter fruits.

Finish:
Medium, fruity, oaky and smooth.

Comment:
Quite lovely dram in a decent price. A little bit flat and preatty simple to drink, but yet sippable.
mcro
20. Oct 2019
Nosing: FruitApplePearMaltNutsHoney

Taste: FruitPearSpices

Finish: MaltOakHoney

Comment: SImple and tasty
Ykai
23. Jan 2016
Good whisky for in the summer, great taste and what I got out of it was mostly apple and pear enhanced with sherry influences and a caramel sweet.

Very fresh, not too bad when it comes to the taste of alcohol for a 12 year old whisky.
Got some of the oomph of younger whiskies but is still decently sophisticated on arrival. Don't expect too much from the finish though.

4/5 for me, not because it is the best but because I enjoyed it a lot.

Unfortunately I can't tell much about the nose, haven't written it down and my bottle of Glenfiddich 12 y.o. is empty.
vanrees
01. Apr 2019

Comment:
PearMalt
hunyorlacee
20. Oct 2017
Nosing: FruitAppleGreen ApplePearSweet

Taste: FruitSweet

Finish: FruitOak

Comment: I bought this to try out with lot of other single malts and it was the absolute winner. I loved the fruity taste and aroma so im sure that im gonna buy a full bottle of this. 4 star just bc these were the first single malts in my life and who knows... maybe betters out there :D
Kobayashi
14. Dec 2017
Nosing: sweet fruitty, raisen with a hint og glôgg or sherry and vanilla and a nice warm oak is present but no smokyness here.

Taste: wonderful light, vanilla, sum oak with a fruitty twist it feels well rounded.. i love this one it's easy drinking.

Finish: medium finish a bit dry, and here i feel a hint of peet, but only a hint

Comment: this i a wonderful whisky fore a beginner but also for the casual evryday whisky.. the more you try it the better it gets...
30. Dec 2017