Glenfiddich 14 Years Rich Oak

Glenfiddich on previously unknown territory: This single malt first matured in bourbon and sherry casks and was then finished in American and European virgin oak casks.

Glenfiddich on previously unknown territory: This single malt first matured in bourbon and sherry casks and was then finished in American and European virgin oak casks.

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Glenfiddich
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
14 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Sherry
Virgin
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 35 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Oak:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Dried Fruit:
Spices:
Raisin:
Honey:
Zitrus:
Floral:
Orange:
Herbs:
Cinnamon:
Fig:
Melon:
Nutmeg:
Peat Smoke:
Plum:
Banana:
Date:
Apple:
Tasting
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Oil:
Sherry:
Raisin:
Peat Smoke:
Dried Fruit:
Pepper:
Honey:
Malt:
Caramel:
Alcohol:
Walnut:
Chocolate:
Hazelnut:
Ginger:
Pear:
Apple:
Finish
Oak:
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Maritime Notes:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Nuts:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Apple:
Banana:
Caramel:
Clove:
Ginger:
Iodine:

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Tasting Notes 35

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08. Feb 2012
03. Jul 2015
Nosing:
A complex harmony of fresh fruits and spices. Initial spicy oak notes follow vibrant vanilla and rich dried fruit.
Taste:
Rich and sweet vanilla with a silky texture and elegant hints of fruit. Deeper and richer with time and a subtle nutty character emerges
Finish:
Nuttiness develops into a spicy oak finish.
22. Jan 2015
14. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Eiche Haselnüsse Walnuss Schokolade

Finish:

Comment:
15. Jul 2020
Nosing: Eiche Zimt Muskat Dattel
Light to medium intensity. Oak driven. Light spices, cinnamon and nutmeg. Dark brown sugar, some neutral dried fruit like date or fig.

Taste: Früchte Pfeffer
Light intensity arrival. Lacks the richness that the nose promises. Initially sweet, with some fruitiness, pepper heat comes forward over time and the flavour thins out.

Finish: Eiche Ingwer
Short, quite thin, and mostly oaky. A bit disappointing. Some ginger. Drying.

Comment:
I'm pretty sure I haven't had this one before. It's an interesting spin on the standard release Glenfiddich releases I've had before. The nose is actually pretty ok. On the palate it starts to go down hill though. It lacks the intensity it needs, and it gets thin and watery in a hurry. The less said about the finish the better. I'd say it would have been better at higher ABV, but I reckon that oak would have gotten out of control in a hurry.

74/100
18. Sep 2013
09. Mar 2016
01. Feb 2015
14. Jul 2016