Glenfiddich - 12

The Glenfiddich 12 year old is bottled at 40% and is a lovely fresh and sweet dram, showing the fruity Glenfiddich spirit well. Matured in American bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casks for at least 12 years. Married in oak marrying tuns.

Green apple, soft, light pepper, sweet, pear, fresh, melon, floral, vanilla, citrus and raisins on the nose.

Sweet palate with toffee, orchard fruits, honey, bit nutty, vanilla, light malty and oak flavours. Pear juice, galia melon and orange notes. Dried apricots, raisins and milk chocolate. Soft and sweet medium long finish. Creamy and light milk chocolate note. Scoring me an 7 out of 10. Find it nice, fresh and balanced but just a bit too 'light' for me. It is a easy and nice drink to have. Liked the 15 a bit more, bit more depth in it.


At the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival they give out Whisky Awards after a blind tasting is first done by a small panel and then the shortlisted whiskies in three different categories are judged blind by the visitors of the festival. The winning expressions were served in the #Dram16Winners Twitter Tasting on the 15th of June. We all were presented by the following drams; Glen Grant 10, Glenfiddich 12, Glen Moray 16Glenfiddich 18, Cragganmore 25 and the Glenfiddich 21.

My updated notes from this tasting on the 12 year old. Nose has notes of apple juice, cookie dough, white pepper, vanilla, oranges, tangerines and a hint of clove. The palate is full of spices and ginger in syrup, fresh fruit, citrus, sweet, pear drops, mocha, chocolate flakes and liquerish. Medium length, soft and sweet finish. Just a damn good whisky. Scoring me an 8 out of 10. Funny to see that some notes overlap between the times making these tasting notes and some are completely different. Even adding an extra point to the total score. It still is the fresh, sweet, balanced and light dram I mentioned in my first review, but think this is a very nice easy going whisky with a good amount of depth in it. It depends on time and place really which one in the core range of Glenfiddich I like the best I have noticed. Really should have them all standard in the cupboard. 

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