Reviewed on Sun 06 Mar, 2016
You can't really go wrong with a bottle of this as a bar staple, but if you want excitement then head elsewhere...
I'm rounding out this week with my final Glenfiddich review from the taster set I bought a few weeks ago. After trying the Solera and Rich Oak (which, by the way, is excellent,), it's time to finish the trio on the standard 12 year old single malt offering.
On the nose: Fresh and fruity - like an Italian dessert wine. A lot of mandarin and sticky-sweet baked green apple, with more than a hint of moonshine tying it all together.
The taste: Well it's an easy drinker, though not overly complex. There's a soft palate of oak towards the end, but not before the sweet fruits come through - apples and mandarins again - and it's all topped off with a rather nice creamy texture.
The finish: A bit of oak, lingers for a little while but the finish is undramatic and unremarkable.
Personally... Well, it's easy to drink and comes in under £30. For a 12 year old single malt, that's pretty good value in today's market of over-inflated prices. You can't really go wrong with a bottle of this as a bar staple, but if you want excitement then head elsewhere...
Personal Rating: 78/100
Value for Money: 80/100
Overall Rating: 79.4/100