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.

Details about this bottle Edit
9988
Glenfiddich
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry - Oloroso
Bourbon
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 18 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Apple:
Spices:
Sweet:
Cinnamon:
Sherry:
Oak:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Almonds:
Caramel:
Orange:
Cake:
Chocolate:
Green Apple:
Berries:
Malt:
Nutmeg:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Cherry:
Clove:
Coconut:
Date:
Grape:
Honey:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Oil:
Tasting
Fruit:
Oak:
Spices:
Apple:
Sherry:
Cinnamon:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Oil:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Green Apple:
Orange:
Raisin:
Alcohol:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Cake:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Date:
Fig:
Grape:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Plum:
Seaweed:
Tropical Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Finish
Fruit:
Oak:
Sherry:
Spices:
Sweet:
Apple:
Nuts:
Herb:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Grass:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Tropical Fruit:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Zitrus:

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Tasting Notes 18

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Tasting notes of SlàinteMhath:

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

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