As a matter of fact, I just polished off the remnants of a bottle of the 15 Year Old a couple of days ago. Thoroughly enjoyed it, as always. The 18 Year Old adds those lovely additional sweet honeyed tones, and also represents a fine whisky.
I think Glenfiddich tends to get unfairly maligned amongst many so called 'sophisticated' whisky circles owing to its ubiquitous presence in the marketplace. But there's complexity and a sense of integrity to the products that's worthy of attention.
That said, I tend to favour some of the Glenlivet bottlings of late, especially the 15 Year Old French Oak Reserve, the 18 Year Old and, of course, the sensational cask strength 16 Year Old NÃ durra!
Collector57 wrote:Yes it's a lazy whisky snob's game to slag off 'fiddich (well, except the 12yo which is bland IMO)
I was one of those that slagged off 'fiddich till I tasted some their older expressions of 15 Year Old Solera Reserve (actually got to taste a cask strength variant of this at the distillery), 18 Year Old Ancient Reserve, 30 Year Old and several vintages ('75 and '77). It's a grand whisky once you get past the 12yo.
Ganga wrote:TD makes a point that Glenfiddich gets maligned a bit too much. I do like Glenfiddich except for the rum finished ones. If you want to explore some of the thoughts that forum members have had on Glenfiddich please read this thread:
And then there is the flip side... the rum finished (21yo) is one of my favorite drams! Up there with many of the Balvenie 17 series.
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