12 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 163
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Brand: Glenfiddich, William Grant & Sons
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Kate Packwood
Nose: Butterscotch leads the way, then fresh oak, lemon oil and white grapes. Then clean, grassy notes like grass meadows and fresh sheets, ripe corn kernels and a hefty whack of honeydew melon tropical fruit.
Palate: Pear pastries and gooseberry fool; greengage jam on freshly baked scones. The buttery mouthfeel beckons in vanilla, rosewater and melon.
Finish: Round, tropical fruit notes of melon linger, long and buttery.
Comment: This is an absolute stunner: buttery, delicious and nuanced. Near perfect.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Apples in custard, pear drops, rhubarb and custard sweets. A hint of gentle smoke. Honey flapjacks. Banana bread and butter.
Palate: Sweetness comes all in one hit, orange sherbet, lemon drizzle cake and then some exotic spices. A little salted chilli too.
Finish: Spices and tannins pull at the side of the mouth. Cloudy apple cider.
Comment: 40%? Really? Packs a punch with a ton of flavour.
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Glenfiddich Distillery, William Grant & Sons, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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