Description and review by Daniel & Rex in the Whisk(e)y Vault
The pioneer of the prestigious single malt Scotch whisky category, Glenfiddich 12 Year Old is today enjoyed by more people around the world than any other single malt whisky.Their original, signature single malt Scotch whisky has matured for at least 12 years in American and European oak casks. The quality of these casks is exceptional as all are individually tended by their experienced team of coopers, ensuring their whisky develops complex, elegantly rounded flavours with notes of fresh pear and subtle oak.
Distinctively fresh and fruityaromas with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted and delicately balanced.
Characteristic sweet, fruity notes on the palate. Develops into butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavours.
Carefully matured in the finest American bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casks for at least 12 years.
2015 Gold Medal Winner – International Wine & Spirits Competition
IWSC Awards Tasting Note: Warm, inviting, complex nose with caramel, spice, ripe fruit and floral backing. Gentle entry into the mouth with smooth flow, fine texture and balance. Mellow and full flavoured but enough youth to give the characters good lift. Some warm marmalade and lemon rind add to the freshness. As does a hint of mint. Extended, ripe fruited finish.
The Glenfiddich range has received more awards since 2000 than any other single malt Scotch whisky in two of the world’s most prestigious competitions, the International Wine & Spirit Competition and the International Spirits Challenge.