REVIEW: Glenfiddich 18-year-old

31 Mar
REVIEW: Glenfiddich 18-year-old

Color: Burnished Copper

Nose: Oak, Dried Fruits, Smoke, Citrus, Honey, Cinnamon and Spice

Taste: Sweet Sherried Oak, Honey, Orange peel, Apples, Raisins, Black Pepper, Tobacco, Sweet Caramel and Vanilla

Finish: Long smooth finish, Raisins, Dried Fruit, and Spice, perfectly balanced with a slight burn

Score: Rick- 9.25/10.0

            Sam- 8.5/10.0

            Overall – 8.875/10.0

This is now one of Rick and I’s favorite Scotches. I know I have said that before, when talking about the Glenfiddich 15, so let me clarify. This is my favorite 18-year-old scotch to date. On to the review.

We cracked The bottle Saturday night. The moment we popped the cork, the nose was there. This was the first time I have opened a bottle and could smell the contents before I even poured the first glass. Rick was actually very scared based on the smell. He had been burned before by an outstanding smelling drink so he was leery to say the least. The nose in the glass was sweet dried fruits, oak, cinnamon and spice. It is a very balanced and harmonious nose that really fills your nose. I really enjoyed it, savoring each smell trying to pull out the individual scents.

I like to take small sips, swirl them and then swallow when tasting. This bottle epitomizes balance. The smell and the taste are almost identical. It starts out sweet and morphs into oak with oranges, apples, raisins, black pepper and tobacco all equally represented. I sometimes gargle to see what differences I can get, with this I was surprised by strong pepper, and citrus.

The finish was long, smooth, and sweet with a perfect burn. It warms from the tips of the ears to the bottom of the stomach. I really enjoyed this expression. It really is perfectly balanced. It a complete mouth experience. I was surprised by the way the oak bites the tip of the tongue, and then caresses it on the way down.

I was really impressed with this and would definitely buy again. Have anything you’d like to add? Hit me up in the comment section below. I’d love to hear what your first experience was.

Until Next Time,

Slàinte Mhath!

1 Comment

Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Glenfiddich, Reviews, Scotch, Whisky


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One response to “REVIEW: Glenfiddich 18-year-old

  1. Whisky Waffle

    April 4, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I’d say this is probably the smoothest Glenfiddich that I’ve tasted. It goes down REALLY easily. It’s probably my second favourite in the range (again, that I’ve tasted – I may disagree if I’d tried the 50 year old!)
    Keep on waffling,



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