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Monday, February 6, 2012

Glenfiddich 12: Tasting Notes

Glenfiddich 12 year old is a single malt Scotch for all. It is one of the most popular single malts in the United States...understandably so. Compared to Macallan, it is reasonably priced  while being of the very best quality. This 12 year old is not only a sipping Scotch....but a slow-drinking single malt Scotch. You can spend an evening with this whisky in combination with your friends and enjoy it tremendously.

Neat

Color: Sunlight, golden-yellow. As I swirl, it clings slightly to the glass...

Nose: Very light, fruity: apples, pears. It is there, then gone.

Taste: Smooth. Light. Clean upon the palette. Lasting, but no where near as firm as the 30 year old..

Finish: Pear, apple...more apple. A very slight hint of nuttiness.Mild warmth.


With Water

Color: All is the same as what you find neat.


Nose: Lighter...apple still present. Hint of pear.

Taste: More ephemeral. Small warmth....stays, lingers.

Finish: Warmth still there...but you need to wait for it. Warmth is all that is left...apple hints hardly linger.

This is the bottle I bring to share with friends. It is always welcome. Always appreciated. If you have not gotten into Scotch before, this is where you should begin. DM

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