Glenfiddich 12yr

20160301_195749Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Light gold.

Nose:

Sweet, fresh, apple juice, pear and vanilla.

Palate:

Creamy start, vanilla, caramel? sweet. Turning fresh and crisp with an apple tang coming through and pear running all the way through.

Finish:

Woody, almost nutty to start turning to fresh apple and pear at the end.

Overall:

An oft-overlooked dram. Glenfiddich 12yr can be found pretty much everywhere and as a result many people pass on it, thinking its ready availability makes it an inferior whisky. This is certainly not the case though, Glenfiddich 12yr is a solid bench mark for other whiskies to aspire to – easy to drink but with an interesting mix of flavours. It’s the one that will never let you down (no matter how much you overlook it) and certainly one to keep a bottle of in your whisky collection.

 

Classic Rock Match:

Following a post by @the_whisky_lady entitled ON THE ROCKS: Match Your Whisky With Rock Classics I’m going to try and match my tastings with a classic rock song.

For this dram I’m going with The Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down.

 

Notes:

 

Taken from Glenfiddich Website:

 

GLENFIDDICH

12 YEAR OLD

FRESH PEAR, SUBTLE OAK
ABV 40%, 5CL, 20CL, 35CL, 50CL, 70CL

Flowing in the Valley of the Deer since 1887, our family’s signature expression is the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky*.

With a unique freshness from the same Highland spring water we’ve used since 1887, its distinctive fruitiness comes from the high cut point William Grant always insisted upon.

Carefully matured in the finest American oak and European oak sherry casks for at least 12 years, it is mellowed in oak marrying tuns to create its sweet and subtle oak flavours.

Creamy with a long, smooth and mellow finish, our 12 Year Old is the perfect example of Glenfiddich’s unique Speyside style and is widely proclaimed the best dram in the valley.

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