Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo - 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo - 2013
Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2013
Single Malt Scotch - 13 to 19 Yrs - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Nose: Loads of fruit. Zesty grapefruit, baked toffee apples. Dry, chocolate Flake-y wood and cinnamon.
Palate: Candied fruits and Glenfiddich freshness balances richer notes of dried apricot, more cinnamon and toffee, ginger and dry Sherry.
Finish: Peels and a touch of salted toffee.
Overall: A wonderfully rich and enjoyable Glenfiddich single malt.
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Definitely a must try. Not overpowering. Generally agreeable. Not too far flung in any direction. Kind of sweet.
11th December 2014
I've never been a fan of Glenfiddich, but this one took me by surprise. Very well balanced and full of subtle undertones. Complex enough to be interesting, but at the same time good all round so it doesn't get tired after a while. So far hands down best in advent calendar, and one of best I ever tried.
The best Advent whisky so far. The aroma is intricate, with rum, raisin bread, vanilla and lemon. The first sip is slightly peppery and gingery, with some rosemary astringency, but moves to sherry, grapes and toffee. The finish recalls the vanilla of the nose with cinnamon, rice pudding and lemon. This rounded, smooth yet complex whisky makes a great gift for the novice or experienced drinker.
Nose: Fudge, Spiced red apple, Hints of candied orange, some white grapes and subtle notes of oak.
Palate: Toasted Oak, red apple, some raisins and nutmeg.
Finish: A fairly long and drying finish, Notes of grape, gingerbread, citrus oil, and some distant smoke fading to a close.
This is really quite a special whisky, the marriage of both sherry and bourbon has given a huge level of interest and complexity to the malt. Really fruity up front full of apple crumble and caramel notes with christmas spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon coming through. It finishes with an oaty, amaretto infused finish.
Nice and Smooth, taste stay longer...
19th October 2014
fabulous whiskey. . 15 yr old still does it for me on price and flavour, each to there own.
8th October 2014
Seriously this whisky has immediately kicked me off my high horse and told me not to poo poo Glefiddich whiskies just because they make a zillion bottles a year. (Lacks the authentic artisan touch you see. WTF do I know? ) Trouble is it's bloody magic! I now have to explore the rest of the range.....
24th September 2014
Good whisky but not as good as the 15 years old
15th September 2014
Have been drinking this for more than 2 years.. Bloody brilliant it is...
Just got thier select cask.. Would let you know how that is😉
12th August 2014
Best whisky by far " Smooth" most superior
28th July 2014
I didn't know this drink but I had to google it after some sips from a bottle given to me by a friend. Very mild and friendly taste, yet gives all you want from fine whiskey. I wish I had googled it before gulping all cos I may not afford another bottle now. I have also checked for its retail outlet, but no way. Yet another great and high experience!
GodSon. Port harcourt, Nigeria
24th July 2014
Referring to 'ancient mistake': isn't the 'Ancient Reserve' the same thing as the current 18yo, - Glenfiddich just don't put 'Ancient Reserve' on the label anymore? Certainly all sites advertising the Ancient Reserve just illustrate a 'standard' 18yo bottle.
I was given a small bottle of 18yo last month, and thought it great, - though I'm more of an Islay fan. But, oddly, Ralfy mentioned in one of his reviews that he won't be reviewing the 18yo, - as it doesn't reach 80/100. Very odd. The 18yo seemed much better than the 15yo to me.
17th July 2014
To the idiot posting poor reviews about this whisky because of customer service issues, learn how to properly handle complaints. This review is for the whisky, not for the service. There is a contact us area on the site. Learn to use it. Moron.
11th April 2014
I won't get into all that pretentious horseshit about "notes" of this and "notes" of that and "pairs" well with a pair of whore's drawers!!!.....its a great phucking whisky if you can afford it....and I can!!!!!....and more than that....it stimulates the creative senses and inflames the genitals and makes you want to rob banks and go for drives in the countryside with law enforcement and gunfire!!!!........seriously......its a great whisky and well worth the 80.00 bucks (Can)
Regards, Don Laird
25th March 2014
I probably have 50 bottles of Whiskey. This is one of my all time favorite and go to bottles. The warm spiced apples are just yummy.
7th March 2014
A rather sweet, very fruity whisky, very delicate, mellow and soft. A finish with toffee is very pronounced. I initially wanted to save this one for a long time, so I poured a very small amount in the glass. The taste lasted in my mouth for the next 2 hours, and it was simply beautiful. Be wary of the glass you drink it with, as it does make a difference.
10th January 2014
Quite simply a taste of the "Gods" I smile every time I take a sip
9th January 2014
I refer to the "A truly awful whisky" reviewer. A ridiculous review that is of no use to anyone. Why is it an awful whisky
23rd December 2013
This, basically. This is a good whisky, but for me the 15yo has more depth and complexity.
21st December 2013
apples apples apples. Hint of sherry, Apples, sweet. great bottle.
2nd December 2013
The smoothness of what you look for when you invest in an 18year old. Very affordable and underrated bottle.
16th November 2013
absolutely wonderful 18 yr old single malt, I bought two bottles 3 yrs ago, just opened the second, its stunning. delicate, smooth mellow and that famous warmth as you swallow it down slowly, worth every penny and more.
20th October 2013
This is a gem. Beautifully balanced, aromatic. A classic Speysider.
11th October 2013
I see one bad review about the Whisky and I don't understand how anyone could say that about it. I understand if you don't like the place you bought it from, but this is one of the best Whiskies (for that price) that one can get. Been drinking this for years and it is fantastic. Never ordered from this site, so I can't comment on the service.
23rd September 2013
I love this whisky for its smoothness and caramel/apple/cinnamon flavours. the best way I can describe it is to imagine Angelina giving you a lingering French kiss while half way through eating and licking on a toffee apple. once I get started on a bottle of this its hard for me to put it down in errrr what id imagine would be a similar way to mrs Pitt :)
29th May 2013
Another great whisky from the underrated Glenfiddich distillery. One of the smoothest and bueatifully honey sweetened whiskies out there. However if your used to your whiskies bottled at 46% and NCF you may find it somewhat lacking in ommph.
13th May 2013
This is a fantastic whisky. Not for everyday drinking, but for the cozy nights in front of the fire. Perfect.
The people that are complaining and downvoting the whisky becouse of a shipping error should stay with Jack D.
12th May 2013
I took me almost a whole year to finish this 1 liter bottle of Glenfiddich and while I'm somewhat of a novice when it comes to Whisky in general, I know that I prefer Speyside whisky compared to those that originate from Islay, and I was very pleased with this bottle and the smoothness it contains. It's like a semi-sweet well rounded richness coats your tongue and the warmness of it all...
3rd April 2013
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30th January 2013
This has got to be one of the worst whiskys I have ever tasted. It is very harsh on the mouth.
31st December 2012
They sent me the WRONG whisky. They sent me the regular 18 year old not the Ancient Reserve. So my review is: Poor. This is the second time I have posted this. So they obviously don't like negative reviews. I think they sent me the wrong whisky on purpose.
28th December 2012
I ordered and payed for a bottle of Glenfiddich 18 Year Old Ancient Reserve. But received a bottle of 18 Year Old Glenfiddich. SO, MY REVIEW: EXTREMELY POOR.
27th December 2012
I have always been a fan of Glenfiddich, I have tried from the 12 to the 21 year old and a lot of the limited edition ones too. My favourite is the 1991 Don Ramsey bottle then this one, i think this is better than the 21 year old. I am not a fan of peaty or smokey whisky but this one has a tiny hint of smoke that works well with the other flavors. To top it off i got 6 bottles of this in Morrisons for 29.99 each ! Bargain !!!!!
6th September 2012
Sweet water with some wood. You can get more even for lower price.
9th August 2012
A good whisky, but not as good as the Glenfiddich 15 in my opinion.
22nd June 2012
This lad is as delicate as an old lady but has enough kick to convert a try. My favorite whisky to date. Jackie Jr
3rd March 2012
Mellow, nutty and smooth, rich and delicate with no alcohol burn and a fantastic whisky overall. Glenfiddich are the biggest, and this whisky shows that they are also *one of* the best.
19th February 2012
Don't let the fact that Glenfiddich are the biggest sellers of Single Malt whisky put you off. They sell more because they produce high class malts and this is a beauty! Many malts finished in sherry casks are overwhelmed by the rich sherry flavours ( sometimes purposely to disguise a poor malt). But in this case the oloroso adds to the already rich mix of orange, ginger and toffee. The end result is one of the very best 18 yo on the market at a truly bargain price.
15th December 2009