Review #153 | /r/Scotch Review #58 – Glenfiddich 14yr Bourbon Barrel Reserve
The Schtick: This is an ex-bourbon matured Glenfiddich.
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 14 Years
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Nose: Creamy apples and pears, there’s a good deal of vanilla and molasses also. Minor cinnamon spice, but nothing too heavy.
Taste: Mild and fruity, sweet with vanilla and cream and a mild char. It’s not deep or complex but it’s light and unassuming. I don’t mind it, it seems like a great dram for a picnic or for sitting on the porch reading. Despite its lack of depth, it is well blended with everything melding together nicely.
Finish: Medium and gentle. Not a whole lot here besides some nice light molasses and apples/pears.
Overall: It’s not bad. If it were a couple dollars cheaper, I’d be all over it at the store. For an age stated, 14yr product in US market only, it’s really not bad at all but at $50, I’m turning my eyes towards other bottles. All in all though, despite being light and simple, it’s a nice summer dram.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect