Review #43: Glenfiddich 18

I went to an awesome Glenfiddich event at drink.well this weekend which helped reignite my love for the distillery. Glenfiddich is a Speyside distillery and is one of the most popular ones in the world so you probably already know about them :) Let’s get to the tasting notes!

Review

Age: 18 years

Abv: 86 proof

Color: A medium, burnished gold

Price: $104.99

Neat

Nose: Fruity, sweet and warm like a holiday apple pie

Taste: Rich notes of apple and cinnamon sugar with a hint of oak. A very nice mouthfeel

Finish: A long, warm and mildly spicy finish with oak and cinnamon notes

On a rock

Nose: Bright and sweet with pear and honey notes

Taste: Candied pear notes slowly fade into allspice and a touch of oak

Finish: Medium length with notes of allspice and oak

Conclusion

I love this whiskey. It’s got a great balance of sweet and spice that comes from the combo of bourbon barrel aged and sherry aged casks. I’m a fan of the versatility as it’s great neat when it’s cold outside with the holiday pie notes and also works well as a brighter summer whiskey on the rocks. The extra 6 proof also really up the mouthfeel game compared to the 15 expression. The main downside to this one is the price but I tend to stock up on Twin Liquors Dollar Days sale which alleviates that concern! I was about to give this an 8 until I realized I don’t remember the last time it wasn’t on my shelf. While it might not be as flashy as some of my other 9s it’s definitely up there.

9 - a favorite that I almost always have a bottle of on my shelf

Fair - Worth the money, happy with my purchase

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