12 Years Old, Special Reserve

ABV 40%
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Brand: Glenfiddich
Expression: 12 Years Old, Special Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Faint peat. Underlying fruit. Pears, but very restrained. Fresh, appetising.
Palate: Light, lean, firm. A dryish, oily, matiness. Hints of white chocolate coming through.
Finish: White chocolate. Toasted nuts. Bitter black chocolate.
Comment: Glenfiddich has much more roundness of flavour since it switched from 'no age statement' to 12 years.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Cereal once again (a common note in this flight) with some citric light. Some crackerbread/biscuit and light wood notes. Everything in the upper register.
Palate: A bit creamier than you'd think with a chewy maltiness, whisper of orange and some chocolate. Discreet.
Finish: Soft.
Comment: A young, light, uncomplicated dram. Drink over ice.
Visit the distillery
Glenfiddich Distillery, William Grant & Sons, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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