Glenfiddich 15 Years Our Solera Fifteen

The 15-year-old Glenfiddich is the very first Single Malt of the distillery, which was created with the Solera process. Here Whiskys of different maturation types (Oloroso Sherry, Bourbon, new oak barrels) were married in a unique solera pass. There, the aromas from the individual barrels react with each other. It is therefore not a pure Sherry cask Whisky, as it was not stored in the Solera process, but only briefly married. Through this process it received fascinating aromas. In 2019, Glenfiddich's core range was reorganized: the V engraving on the bottle symbolizes the Valley of the Deer, the site of the Speyside distillery.

The 15-year-old Glenfiddich is the very first Single Malt of the distillery, which was created with the Solera process. Here Whiskys of different maturation types (Oloroso Sherry, Bourbon, new oak barrels) were married in a unique solera pass. There, the aromas from the individual barrels react with each other. It is therefore not a pure Sherry cask Whisky, as it was not stored in the Solera process, but only briefly married. Through this process it received fascinating aromas. In 2019, Glenfiddich's core range was reorganized: the V engraving on the bottle symbolizes the Valley of the Deer, the site of the Speyside distillery.

Details about this bottle Edit
25163
Glenfiddich
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon- and Oloroso sherry casks, new Oak Casks
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 91 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Honey:
Plum:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Spices:
Pear:
Caramel:
Raisin:
Dried Fruit:
Cinnamon:
Green Apple:
Grape:
Malt:
Peach:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Cherry:
Chocolate:
Banana:
Berries:
Floral:
Nuts:
Heather:
Melon:
Almonds:
Peat Smoke:
Herb:
Clove:
Leather:
Alcohol:
Tasting
Sweet:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Oak:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Cinnamon:
Apple:
Honey:
Plum:
Raisin:
Ginger:
Oil:
Peach:
Dried Fruit:
Malt:
Herb:
Pear:
Zitrus:
Herbs:
Pepper:
Berries:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Heather:
Maritime Notes:
Peat Smoke:
Iodine:
Alcohol:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Finish
Oak:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Spices:
Fruit:
Herb:
Nuts:
Dried Fruit:
Oil:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Honey:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Maritime Notes:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Salt:
Grape:
Chili:
Pear:
Cake:
Grass:
Heather:
Nutmeg:
Raisin:
Almonds:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Berries:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Plum:

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Tasting Notes 91

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03. Apr 2021
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27. Dec 2019
Nosing: Süße Birne Apfel Trauben
Light fruitiness. Reminiscent of white wine. Pears and apple. Sweet character. Some darker fruit shows up after a while in the glass.

Taste: Früchte Eiche Sherry Zimt
Sweet/Balanced arrival, not as sugary as I was expecting. The flavour is strangely neutral, lots of oak influence. Sherry wood, and cinnamon show up mixed fruitiness throughout. Becomes dry towards the end with building tannins.

Finish:
Medium length. continued wood and spice from the palate.

Comment:
Glenfiddich has never been my favourite distillery. It is usually characterised as producing very beginner friendly malts which play heavily on the sweet fruits in a fairly cloying manner. This however has a bit of body to it. There's a lot of wood influence in this one which very much keeps the sweetness under control. The palate is pretty good, but the nose and finish are a bit week. I can't help but think that if they had bottled at 46% they could have had a real star on their hands here.

80/100
kiki_2
23. Apr 2021
Nosing: Süße Grüner Apfel Melone Getrocknete Früchte

Taste: Pfeffer Süße Eiche

Finish: Gewürze Rosine

Comment:
kiki_2
23. Apr 2021
03. Apr 2021
23. Jan 2022
jurep
31. Oct 2020
Nosing: Alkohol Banane Trauben

Taste: Eiche Alkohol Sherry

Finish: Eiche

Comment: