Glenfiddich 12 Year

Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

Tasted February 2, 2021
3.5 out of 5 stars
Open 4 weeks Nose - Green apple, honey, butterscotch, shortbread, very light ethanol. Palate - Apples, honey, salted caramel, hint of oak and baking spices. Short finish with light honey and shortbread cookie. I haven't had this classic in a long time. I picked up a 375 mL of this to give it a whirl against some other Scotch whiskeys I have open. It is an excellent base malt and is one of my favorite Speysides under $60. Unfortunately, the price increases have put it in the realm of Islay and island malts I love and I have difficulty justifying pricier Speysides. But, for someone who likes classic Scotch malt with no peat and no frills, this is one of the best available on the shelf.
51.95 USD per Bottle
  • CKarmios
    February 3, 2021

    Always the classic, but you’re right once it goes beyond €32/$40 it becomes a hard no. Taxes eh!