Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML
I chanced upon Glenfiddich back in November of last year. I was shopping for my wife for her birthday, and was browsing the Scotch section of the liquor store for something we had not previously tried. I noticed a box set for Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, complete with a 750 ML bottle, a tasting notes diary, and a Glencairn crystal nosing glass (the same one pictured in this post). It was relatively inexpensive, so I took a risk and bought it. If I didn’t enjoy the whisky, at least I would get the other two trinkets out of it.
The nose on this whisky is kind of boring. There’s some oak, but it’s just kind of toned down. It seems kind of like a reserved little brother of Glenlivet 12 Year Old.
If the nose was underwhelming, the taste is . . . also kind of underwhelming. There’s some oak in there initially with a little leather to make things interesting. No noticeable peat or fruit or anything else that I enjoy in a good Scotch.
The finish is brief. Comparatively, it shouldn’t be any surprise after the nose and taste.
Rating & Recommendations
Glenfiddich 12 Year Old is really not my kind of Scotch. Unfortunately, I have to give this Scotch a rating of 71 out of 100.
I still don’t recommend ever mixing Scotch with anything, but you’re probably safe adding some ice to this one if that’s your thing.
I’m really not a fan of Glenfiddich 12 Year Old. I have tried the 15 and 18 Year Old expressions, and they absolutely improve on this one, so don’t judge the distillery too harshly.