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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4.0 Rate
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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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marmeladow
02. Dec 2019
Gripf
22. Dec 2019
unknown user
31. Dec 2019
Nosing: AppleNutsChocolateSpicesCinnamonCloveNutmeg

Taste: SpicesCinnamonNutmegFruit , baked Apple , OakSherryRaisinChocolate a nice mix of spices, baked apple, and richness of the sherry influences.

Finish: ChocolateCakeOak very well balanced finish of these flavors

Comment: Very well balanced, christmas-y flavors, a great example of how multiple casks can introduce layers into the taste.
unknown user
21. Feb 2020
unknown user
15. Jul 2020
DAU
28. Jul 2020
Symphysodon
21. Sep 2020
unknown user
25. Sep 2020
marmeladow
16. Oct 2020
marmeladow
26. Oct 2020