Posts Tagged “Glenfiddich”

Glenfiddich Rare Oak 25 (43%)

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Glenfiddich Rare Oak 25 (43%)

William Grant and Sons has a brilliant marketing department.  Having two widely sold single malt distilleries in Speyside (I’m leaving Kininvie out of this post, as it’s really a blender for Grant’s), they have each catering to a different demographic. While Balvenie caters to the whisky anorak crowd, and does so successfully – despite my…

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The Modern Version of my Puppy Love – Glenfiddich 12 Review

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The Modern Version of my Puppy Love – Glenfiddich 12 Review

Like so many other maltheads, I began my whisky journey with the Glenfiddich. It was 1976 or 1977, I was in second or third grade, and my father came back from a business trip with the Glenfiddich single malt. It must have been the Special Reserve, as I remember the bottle and tube very clearly….

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part III: Glenfiddich Reserve Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part III: Glenfiddich Reserve Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

This is the first mass market Glenfiddich foray into sherry casks. My excited first thought was “wow, here’s a sherry bomb from Glenfiddich”, and this is, indeed, the most interesting of the Cask Collection trio. This dram suffers, however, from two flaws, probably owning to the low ABV, chill filtration and coloring, which succeed in toning down…

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part II: Glenfiddich Select Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part II: Glenfiddich Select Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

The Select Cask is a single malt blending of ex bourbon, ex European oak and red wine casks. As I mentioned in the first post in the series, all three expressions in this series share an underlying sweetness, and are generally very gentle drams. With no further ado, I’ll review the Select Cask.   Glenfiddich…

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part I: Glenfiddich Vintage Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part I: Glenfiddich Vintage Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

Readers of this blog will find it not surprising that had my relationship with Glenfiddich been on Facebook, it would have been classified as “it’s complicated”. On the one hand, I have a special place in my heart for that first love, that green, mysterious, triangular bottle in the black tube I first saw when…

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One Quick Dram: Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 Whisky Tasting Notes

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One Quick Dram: Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 Whisky Tasting Notes

This is the last of the tasting notes for the “Older than 21 year olds” tasting, where the Glenfiddich 21 went head to head with the Glenlivet Archive 21, Glenfarclas 21, Jura 21, Whyte & Mackay 30, Balvenie 21 PortWood and the Bunnahabhain XXV, all of whom already have tasting notes up on the blog,…

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