Insider knowledge: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Caoran whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Caoran whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Rich, earthy, Seville marmalade. Spicy. Nutty, cereal sweetness, soft smoke.
Palate: Quite sweet, full. Barley, honey, fruity. Malt, wood smoke builds.
Finish: Smoky, warming, crisp green notes on the tail.
I thought this was very good value for the price. Quite a smooth whiskey.
14th July 2011
Earthy and smokey on the nose. A really pleasant smell, I was more than happy to just sit and take in the aroma for quite a while before I actually tasted it. The palate is also smokey, I didn't get the sweetness described in the tasting notes above, but some interesting malty, maybe even oaty flavours in with the smoke. The finish is nice and crisp, with "green" being the perfect way to describe it. All in all it is a tasty whisky but it didn't grab my attention maybe as much as it should have. Slightly dissapointed.
21st October 2010