Review No.24. Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

I have heard many recommend this as the go to single malt that beginners should try at the start of their journey and I have also heard just as many recommend this as the go to single malt for more experienced drinkers to stock at home as a reminder as to how good entry level single malts can be.  Glenffidich is one of the biggest scotch single malt brands in the world I believe and this is their entry level into their core range.  The Glenfiddich 12 year old is known to be approachable, accessible and consistent amongst many commentators.


Whisky: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Speyside Scotch Single Malt Whisky, 40% vol.

Nose: Apples, pears, oak, cinnamon, citrus, dried fruits, aniseed

Taste: Apples, pears, vanilla, citrus, pepper and oak

Finish: Citrus, pepper and oak

Score: 3

Summary: I have to agree with others out there, this is an approachable single malt.  This exhibits light fruity flavours with the subtle oak influence in the background all the way through and then finishing off with a bit of peppery spice.  Given how easily available this is in the UK and the price bracket it is sold within (often on offer), I am reminded that I should be revisiting this one more often.



Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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