REVIEW: Glenfiddich 12

24 Mar
REVIEW: Glenfiddich 12

Color: Deep copper with gold highlights

Nose: Fresh Cherry, spice, oak subtle vanilla

Taste: Sweet at first opening to Spice, Oak, Citrus, apples, and Butterscotch

Finish: Very smooth finish with a slight burn that warms all the way to the stomach

Score: Sam – 7.5/10.0

   I was on a job at the local Masons lodge, fixing a computer when I saw a crate of alcohol sitting on the floor. I made a comment about it being my kind of place, and the gentleman I was working for offered to pour me a glass. I told him that if he was serious I wouldn’t mind a dram of scotch if it was available. His eyebrows shot up in surprise. He then told me there wasn’t any Scotch in the crate, but that he did have a bottle in his desk. He pulls out a bottle of Glenfiddich 12, and so began my love affair with the Glenfiddich line.

I drank this out of small green rocks glasses, so I had to guess on the color. At first whiff it is fruity. I was taught by the gentleman I was working for, to savor the experience of smelling the bouquet. So after a couple times I was able to start to pull out the other aromas such as cherry, spices, oak, and the subtle vanilla.

The flavor is sweet at first, but quickly opens up as you roll it around in you mouth. I was able to detect spices, apples, sweet citrus like tangerines, light oak, and a slight butterscotch.

The finish is one of the smoothest yet, it has a long slow burn that warms you all the way to your toes. The oak once again comes out to say hi at the very end.

This is possibly my favorite 12 that I have had yet. Anyone else tried it? Love it or Hate it? Let me know in the comments.

Until Next Time,

Slàinte Mhath! 

1 Comment

Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Reviews, Scotch


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One response to “REVIEW: Glenfiddich 12

  1. gentlemangrimm

    November 8, 2016 at 10:42 am

    A staple for most bars yet it often gets overlooked as people expect it to taste cheap as it’s so readily available. I really enjoy it and I need to start exploring the rest of their range – so many whiskies to try and so little time (and money)!



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