Review #153. Glenfiddich 14yr Bourbon Barrel Reserve

Review #153 | /r/Scotch Review #58 – Glenfiddich 14yr Bourbon Barrel Reserve

The Schtick: This is an ex-bourbon matured Glenfiddich.


Distiller: Glenfiddich

Bottler: Glenfiddich

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 14 Years

Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)

Source: Sample


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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


Decoded:

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


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