Glenfiddich 12 Year
Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland
Reviewed September 20, 2020 (edited September 21, 2020)
I know I’m not the only one who gets Glenfiddich and Glenlivet mixed up from time to time, at least when speaking. And the fact that they come from the Speyside region doesn’t help. I just tasted the Glenlivet 12, so It’s only appropriate to have the Glenfiddich 12 to follow up. The nose is sea salty with yeast roll, pear, light apple, light vanilla, black pepper and light malt. The palate is sweet, robust (considering the abv) and slightly oily with apples and pears, some nice oak spice, rich malt, The finish is on the shorter side of medium with lingering malt, vanilla and light oak. I am very impressed with this one. Very rich for the abv and it kept me interested. On a side note, after just having the Glenlivet 12 right before this one, I can say the Glenfiddich 12 is much more full bodied and robust of a speyside single malt, though the finish is a little shorter.