Glenfiddich 15 Solera

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Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfiddich / William Grant & Sons

Region: Speyside

40% ABV

Aged For: 15 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, sherry, virgin oak, and solera vatted

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Dark gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Apples, honey, oak, vanilla, sherry, brown sugar

Feel: Light bodied

Taste: Citrus and malt, vanilla, almond, and orchard fruits

Finish: Light warmth, but decent for the proof, medium length, oak and dried fruit with citrus and ginger, bit of oak tannins

Thoughts: I usually am not a fan of 80 proof scotches as they are too light for my palate. However this on was pretty surprising, and I think may be my favorite of Glenfiddich’s core lineup.

Score: 78 out of 100

 

Glenfiddich 18

Glenfiddich 18

Price: $80 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfiddich / William Grant & Sons

Region: Speyside

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 18 Years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Oloroso Sherry

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Light fruits, honey, malt, heather, sherry, and faint wood

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Citrus, apple, pear, honey, malt with a touch of caramel

Finish: Light to medium, citrus and fruits with melted caramel and milk chocolate

Thoughts: Yup it’s a Speysider

Score: 77 out of 100

 

Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Barrel

Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Barrel

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfiddich / William Grant & Sons

Region: Speyside

43% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 14 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon cask, finished new charred American oak

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Slight copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Vanilla, oatmeal cookie, sugar, honey, heather, malt, oak

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Vanilla, oak, malt, honey, and apple

Finish: Shorter, and not very warm. Honey and milk chocolate.

Thoughts: It succeeds in having bourbon flavors, but the mouthfeel needs a bit more ABV to round things out.

Score: 76 out of 100

Glenfiddich 12

Glenfiddich 12

Price: $28 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Glenfiddich / William Grant & Sons

Region: Speyside

40% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: American & European Oak

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

 


 

Color: Rose gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Pears, apple, barley, sugar, vanilla, malt

Mouthfeel: Watery

Palate/Taste: Vanilla, oak, and pepper with a touch of cinnamon

Finish: Short, with a bit of fruit, pepper, and oak.

Thoughts: An easygoing Speysider that’s not likely to offend or amaze anyone, but a good introduction to scotch for the uninitiated.

Score: 75 out of 100