Category: Glenfiddich

Speyside Road Trip Bits and Pieces (Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Tormore, Dalwhinnie)

The bulk of the whisky-related activities of our final day in Speyside was all done by lunchtime (Glen Grant, Benriach and Glen Moray). Since most distilleries close to visitors between 4 and 5, we felt compelled to try and squeeze in as many as possible, so we drove from Elgin to Dufftown, where Glenfiddich, Balvenie, … Continue reading Speyside Road Trip Bits and Pieces (Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Tormore, Dalwhinnie)

Glenfiddich 15 Solera (40%, OB 2014)

This is from a litre bottle bought in 2014, but opened just recently. Glenfiddich have since changed the bottle and label design, but the liquid has stayed the same. I suppose this is especially true of this 15 year-old because of its relatively unique (for Scotch whisky) use of the Solera vat, where whisky from … Continue reading Glenfiddich 15 Solera (40%, OB 2014)

Glenfiddich 12 (40%, OB 2017)

It's fashionable in some whisky circles to dismiss Glenfiddich 12 as a 'beginner's whisky'. It's understandable for two reasons: first, it's an exponent of the soft, fruity Speyside style that a lot of people recommend to whisky newbies (personally I think the idea of a soft, fruity style for beginners and a heavy, smoky or … Continue reading Glenfiddich 12 (40%, OB 2017)

Glenfiddich 14 Rich Oak (40%, OB 2016)

This is a variant on the normal Glenfiddich range. Having been matured for 14 years in American oak (presumably ex-bourbon casks), it's finished for a few weeks in virgin casks, both from Spanish and American oak. I used to have a full bottle when it first came out about ten years ago, but this is … Continue reading Glenfiddich 14 Rich Oak (40%, OB 2016)