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Glenfiddich Select Cask Review

Glenfiddich Select Cask Review

Glenfiddich Select Cask hails from one of Glenfiddich’s four solera vats. If you’re not familiar with a solera it’s a way of making an evolving whisky that always retains some of the character of the previous release. They empty 1/2 of the solera for bottling and then fill it back up with mature barrels, let…

Early 1980s Glenfiddich Review

Early 1980s Glenfiddich Review

By the early 1980s Glenfiddich had about 20 years of single malt selling under its belt and was handily dominating the world in the category. It had a well established reputation and was setting the standard for single malts the world over. It was a prestigious drink and was setting the tone for how single…

Late 1970s Glenfiddich Review

Late 1970s Glenfiddich Review

Founded in 1886 Glenfiddich by William Grant & Sons, who are still the current owners, started humbly by using stills from the original Cardhu distillery (Cardow). From there they’ve grown into a global powerhouse whose triangle shaped bottles are instantly recognized around the world. It’s interesting to see what they’ve become over the years and…

Early 1970s Glenfiddich Review

Early 1970s Glenfiddich Review

Glenfiddich is a storied distillery and have earned their place in the history books as being the first single malt on the market, known as a Pure Malt back then. Their first release was under 4,000 cases but by the early 1970s Glenfiddich was pushing 120K cases. This directly leads in to them also being the…

Glenfiddich 21 Review

Glenfiddich 21 Review

The Glenfiddich 21 pisses me off, it’s something that should be an elegant celebration of the distillery, but instead it’s a let down. Their treatment of their wonderful spirit is nothing short of abuse and a rip-off to the consumer. I’m not sorry for being so harsh because, seriously, when you’re charging nearly $200 for…

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Review

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Review

The Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask is among my favorite Glenfiddichs and if they treated it right it could be one hell of a dram. As it sits it’s a decent daily drinker… if you have $150 to drop on a daily drinker. I don’t, but I’m glad I got to try this because…

Glenfiddich 18 Review

Glenfiddich 18 Review

Glenfiddich 18 is a lot like the Glenfiddch 12 in that it’s a combination of ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon barrels. The biggest difference is that it’s just aged for longer though from the taste I’d say that it also has a bit more sherry in it. So 50% more age and possibly a bit more sherry. In Glenfiddich’s…

Glenfiddich 14 Review

Glenfiddich 14 Review

Glenfiddich 14 is one of the few 100% ex-Bourbon cask offerings Glenfiddich offers. The more notable of course is the tremendous Glenfiddich 15 Cask Strength from the late 90s / early 2000s. Typically Glenfiddich has at least a bit of sherry in it which changes the spirit by making it sweeter and richer. The use…

Glenfiddich The Original Review

Glenfiddich The Original Review

My first criticism of Glenfiddich The Original is its 40% delivery. I have several Glenfiddichs from the 70s and 80s and they’re all delivered at 43% which is the very least this should be released at, especially given the $100+ price tag. Though this is really my biggest problem with Glenfiddich on the whole. They…

Brora 30 Years Review

Brora 30 Years Review

Like many whisky geeks I REALLY enjoy Brora and this Brora 30 Years is, obviously, no exception. Because of its crisp and balanced nature it’s gained a legendary status and cult following throughout the whisky community along with its more oily and brooding step-sibling Port Ellen. Between the two I’m more of a Port Ellen…

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