Reviewed on Tue 16 Feb, 2016
Offers enough depth and richness of flavours to be a great everyday dram.
Another day, another Glenfiddich. This time it's the more expensive "Solera Vat 15yr". I always like a sherry cask whisky (generally - there's been the odd exception) and after enjoying the 14yr Rich Oak very much I was looking forward to this one.
On the nose: Interesting - smells more like a sherry finished Tennessee whisky than a Speyside. Definitely the standard notes of sherry, rich stewed plums and dried stonefruit but there's a little summin' summin' extra there I can't quite pick out.
The taste: Very nice, the sherry is definitely there providing that smooth richness, but it isn't overpowering and there's still a good hit of vanilla, white pepper and oak.
The finish: Short and more than a little sharp. The sweetness doesn't quite offset the alcohol burn for me here.
Personally... It's a good sherry finish - not a sherry 'bomb' by any stretch but offers enough depth and richness of flavours to be a great everyday dram.
Personal Rating: 80/100
Value for Money: 80/100
Overall Rating: 81.2/100