Glenfiddich 15yo 40% ABV

glenfiddich 15yo
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Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in a Solera Vat.


Appearance

Mid gold with an orange hue in colour, the swirl line is medium thick on my Copita, and it drops quite thick legs. #thewhiskeychaps

Nose

The nose on this too seems higher than 40% ABV, and it does have more substance for me. The fruity/spicy/wood aromas are better married and fuller. Red berries, aromatic wood, and raw linseed, it also has the evergreen boughs like the 12yo #thewhiskeychaps

I have to say that I’m getting an old style bubble gum too, which is rather nice, and digestive biscuits and apricot pastries too. #thewhiskeychaps

Palate

Slightly improved mouthfeel initially, and now I’m getting a sweet sherry mouthful of stewed fruits, with strawberries and raspberries. Almost the syrup from a can of fruit salad chunks. #thewhiskeychaps

Blood arrange zest, some grapefruit too, with black currants, it’s all fruit for me. Black pepper does appear but it’s not overly peppery. #thewhiskeychaps

Finish

Medium long in length, and much like the palate tbh. Perhaps dark chocolate and mocha right at the end. It does stay spicy tbh. #thewhiskeychaps

My thoughts

Well, i have to say i enjoyed the flavours in this 15 year old, it’s a marked improvement on the 12 year old in many ways. The mouthfeel is better, the ranges of aromas and flavours are too, and it’s better married also. It’s not one i’d purchase purely because of where i am on my whisky trail, but it’d definitely be worth paying the extra to buy this over the 12yo offering.

I personally think this is a good 2nd stage whisky for someone new to it all, it’s not a bold dram but it’s definitely offering that bit more, to widen the experience of flavours available in whiskies.


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