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Review: Glenfiddich 18 Yr

Updated: Oct 14, 2018

The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in 1886 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland on the River Fiddich. The Glenfiddich single malt whisky first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887.


Glenfiddich uses fine Spanish Oloroso wood and ex-Bourbon barrels to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression. Every batch is individually numbered and carefully watched over. Each has a high level of consistency and character from an intense marrying period, and a warming, distinguished finish.

Awards

  • Gold International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2013

  • Silver International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2012

The Basics

  • ABV: 40%

  • Cask: Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon

  • Nose: Orchard fruit, baked apple and caramel, a hint of oak with a whiff of cinnamon.

  • Taste: Vanilla, toffee, candied fruits, and a dry sherry.

  • Finish: The finish is medium, with a touch of toffee and a delicate sweetness


Glenfiddich 18

Chris' Opinion: This bottle has a special place in the chest as it was the first bottle that Dan and I shared, and sadly finished way to fast in one sitting. This is in my top three favorite Scotches of all time. The nose smells like a table of deserts. The taste is light, sweet, and draws you in for more. The finish is sweet and ends abruptly. It's definitely not cheap, but if you're looking for a must have bottle in your collection for those special occasions, an excellent gift for a friend or colleague, this will not disappoint.

Dan's Opinion: Ouch, this Scotch hurts.. it is one my top five for love, and top three for danger. It is so airy and inviting that I don't seem to have the ability to practice restraint.

I currently don't have this in my collection.. not for lack of wanting but for some reason I can't keep it on the shelf..I think I need to but it and put it in a safe or something. I would not recommend bringing this out on a night of drinking with friends.