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This classic Speyside from Glenfiddich was the Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2007 International Wine and Spirit Competition, aged for 12 years in American and European Oak casks.
Nose: Grain. Slightly floral, mineralic. Spirity, orchard fruit, malty, honey. Citrus develops.
Palate: Light, floral, spices. Very smooth.
Finish: Sweet, touch of oak and general fruit, oily.
Overall: Stereotypical Speyside. Consistent - a good benchmark.
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Very light, floral, honey, malty & a little oily. This whisky is very smooth & extremely easy to drink, you hardly notice you've swallowed it.
6th March 2017
Very light, floral, malty & a little oily. This whisky is very smooth & extremely easy to drink, you hardly notice you've swallowed it.
25th February 2017
It's one of the most famous single malts world wide given to its strong vanilla and creamy nose. Crowd pleaser! Nice flowery and honey pallet with hint of spices and smooth. Regular single malt lovers won't appreciate it much but I bet you can please crowd who are new to single malt world
24th February 2017
I have had better Scotches. This is more floral and honey than I expected, but not overwhelming. Overall it is palatable. I prefer more smoky Scotches, and I only bought this because the liqour store did not have my go-to. I give it 2 stars.
17th February 2017
After enjoying whiskies for some time now I should note that this is far from a favourite of mine. However, at a cheaper price of around 25 quid you really can't go far wrong with this. It's a decent sip on any given weekday and I'm only rating higher as the low ratings are just a mile away.
15th January 2017
I love everything from Nikka whiskey to Moonshine but I don't know if i got a defective bottle but it literally taste like the first breath exhaled right after a strong verp (Throw up burp). I will try another bottle for finalization but wasnt impressed on from go around.
13th January 2017
Not far enough from mixtures of alcohol, color and flavor, like Johnnie Walker red label, for example.
9th January 2017
I've tried a fair few malts but have only just tried this one. I didn't expect fireworks but what I got was a pleasant sipping whisky. Quite fruity and some nice vanilla oil flavour coming through. A touch of honey and spices and I'm sure there's a faint whiff of smoke in the background. For the price and availability it's fine stuff. Not too sure why this can get such a bad rep based on my experience.Agree with poster below - very nice with cheese!
26th December 2016
Its a simple drink with nice crispness and pleasant smell.Its not fashionable but ignore the snobs, this is an inexpensive option and nice with some cheddar (also unfashionable) and pickles.
17th December 2016
Smooth and silky texture and soothing taste
11th December 2016
Very pleasant drink
28th November 2016
Funny how the worlds most selling scotch dosent really taste like scotch should. If this is u first experience with scotch, know that it can only get better from this...ALOT better!Find urself a cask strenght, independent bottler...thats where the good stuff is.Ofc if u prefer light almost tasteless spirit...by all means go for glenfiddich 12
27th November 2016
This is not the most exciting Scotch you can get. It is not peaty or maritime, and it is arguably watered down. However, it is very nice to drink - some fruity notes with a real honeyed, malty taste (similar to Jura but better, in my opinion). Opened a bottle last night (a present from my wife to celebrate me passing my driving test) and am looking forward to more drams in front of the fire.
17th November 2016
WAY too harsh.
16th November 2016
I am a huge peat fan. Normally I can't go past a Ledaig or Lagavulin but to have something on hand for guests who don't like peat or a break from the norm I always have a bottle of this on the shelf. Smooth, sweet easy drink.
14th November 2016
For something you can usually find in most corner shops and supermarkets, it's my go-to whiskey for when you need to sing and fall into a stupor. Dash of water if you're a bit weak but it goes down a dream. Sometimes, you don't want to sniff and swill and dissect, you just want to get drunk, and this is 10 times better than any blended rubbish and pretty well priced.
10th November 2016
My first and still one of my favourite drams. Having built up a good collection of various scotch whiskies and trying many many others. I can honestly say this has always remained one of my favourites. It's easy to drink yet complex enough to make you think you are drinking a whisky above its price bracket. Will always be welcome in my collection.
8th October 2016
I've always loved scotch, and as a youngster I drank this whenever I could afford it instead of cheaper blended, but it's only when you get older and have a tad more experience (and money) that you realise that while its always been a consistent & great Scotch, it doesn't hold many surprises anymore. It's like an old girlfriend who you still have fond memories of but dont love, you move on.
7th October 2016
Yes. This is my starter drink when someone introduced whisky to me. Since then I barrel aged a litre for 2 weeks and it definitely mellowed out. Got darker in color. And a definite burnt wood as you bring the glass to the nose. I have another barrel aging, hopefully I can wait longer than the two weeks to have this batch to mellow out. Let you know in another 3 weeks.
30th September 2016
Great drop of classic speyside malt, very clean, balanced notes of oak and orchard fruit, really enjoyed this one.
8th September 2016
31st August 2016
Pears, vanilla and apples in the nose. More vanilla, orchard fruits, honey and heather in the palate. Medium finish. All in all, a perfect beginners scotch or an everyday scotch. A word of warning: once you've sampled this it will lead to the 15, 18, 19, 21 year old expressions. It only gets better from here lads....
25th July 2016
Don't disregard this wonderful scotch as a 'beginners' single malt. Every time I revisit Glenfiddich 12 it reminds me just what a fantastic whisky it truly is among other single malts in its range.
23rd June 2016
Drinking this Feels like time with your best mateSome things aren't going to change thank God for that Bonus points for the memories associated with this one..
12th June 2016
Goes without saying that this malt is good whisky for 'beginners.' Simple, pleasing, easy. Very enjoyable for people with more complex and experienced tastes, once in a while. Nothing at all to write home about.
6th June 2016
Great for the price. Something I like to sip on in nice weather, not too strong or thick.
Good taste but I still like GLENLIVET 12 years
1st June 2016
This really is a poor whisky. I first tried this 10 years ago and being my taste of whisky I remember it as quite tasty back then. However, having tried some of the finest single malts since such as Lagavulin and Laphroaig make revisiting this one a shock.There is so little flavour and I completely agree with other comments about the thick, oily taste and texture. I even threw away the remainder of the dram. At 25 pound it is 6 pound more expensive than a Bushmills and nowhere near as good.
29th May 2016
27th May 2016
Nice whiskey but twice had terrible experience with glenfiddich 12 yo. Take more than four to five units , no hangovers but a terribly listless feeling and feel sick. Not good without water loosening it. My colleague felt it too, so it,s not my metambolism
18th May 2016
why to spend money for expensive whiskys its the best for the price!!!
7th May 2016
4th May 2016
Like others I didn't bother with this for a while because you see it everywhere so I assumed it was rubbish. It isn't.
2nd May 2016
I had this neat on a transcontinental flight, quite refreshing to be honest. Light, floral, with a hint of pear. It is quite easy to drink. Would prefer it neat, I added a little bit of water towards the end and it weakened it a lot.
1st May 2016
Go's slightly cloudy though. *
13th April 2016
I'm reliavely new to Scotch & frightened I might not like peaty Islay versions so am easing myself in, this is my 2nd I've tried after being a Sipping Rum drinker for over 10yrs.After the mineral kick this has a nice creamy mouth feel & butterscotch taste wen u add cold water, go's slightly though.It's less ripe peaches n' vanilla ice cream tasting than Glenmorangie 10, it has more of a poached pair with butterscotch sauce taste & oily mouth feel.Non cold chill filtered for the win ^^I do prefer both Whiskies I've tried so far with water to loosen them.Any1 (points below) who calls non Islay Whisky bland & blended should read & they'll quickly find out that all single malts are blended (even their precious peaty 1's) , just that the casks all come from the same distillery.A blended Whiskey by defenition is also blended, but from many Whiskies from many distilleries.
12th April 2016
I avoided this dram for a long time because of it being so common I just assumed it would be bad. Much like Budweiser being the best selling beer in the US and also being disgusting horse piss. When I finally decided to grab a bottle I was pleasantly surprised! Very smooth, very fruity and light. and if you wait about 5-10 mins between sips your mouth fills with butterscotch or toffee. Don't pay attention to the scotch snobs. This is definitely a good drink. I actually prefer this over Highland Park 12 or Caol Ila 12. And not because those are peated. Laphroaig is my favorite distiller.
25th March 2016
The worst worst whiskey I have drunk. Bought a bottle one, I will never do it again. This is the only whiskey of the 25 I have tried that I dislike, the oily taste is awful for me, it tastes more of rapeseed oil than whiskey to me.
24th March 2016
Förvånansvärt dålig whisky. Bland de värsta jag provat. Konstigt att den blivit så hyllad eftersom ingen faktiskt gillar den.
9th March 2016
As a Scotsman I can say I've tasted better. That being said it's reflected in the price. Pay more money and get a better whisky. Simple.It is quite a nice flavour. I like the after taste.
5th March 2016
Just love the taste, name, label, and color of bottle! !!!
19th February 2016
Step Dad is a huge Chivas regal fan and got me into Scotch. I still enjoy CR but have come to love Glenfiddich. Is there better Scotch? Yes. Is there better Scotch for the price? No.
18th February 2016
Is good with 2 cubes of ice...reasonable price....
3rd February 2016
Been Drinking it for over 50 years - Best Medicine I ever had
1st February 2016
I got a bottle of 12 year old single malt nice whiskey but I much prefer Dalwhinnie, much smoother.
31st January 2016
A definite starting point for scotch in general. Agree slightly with the bourbon comments, but this is still a great pleasure to drink.
30th January 2016
...good "all-around" scotch, especially for the price. Here in Quebec, many (if not MOST) single malts are priced in the stratosphere. To decide if I prefer it to its arch-rival, Glenlivet, I'd have to have a side-by-side taste test....a great project for a cold and snowy day...<G>...
22nd January 2016
This is the first single malt I've tried and its so much better than the bells I used to drink when I was younger. So smooth but still feel that alcohol kick. Great to drink at home whilst watching the snow falling outside. Look forward to the next drink in my single malt adventure.
17th January 2016
15th January 2016
This was the Dram that got me hooked Whisky.It is the Perfect Whisky to enjoy everyday, at a price you can not argue with.
12th January 2016
3rd January 2016
So I have been revisiting a lot of the classic speysides and found this to be quite enjoyable. Super smooth with a delightful green apple flavor finished by a clean oaky tang. A little boozy on the finish though I think that Glenlivet 12 is just a little better on the aftertaste but this was surprisingly pleasant look forward to trying more from Glenfiddich. The Sugarbear
25th December 2015
Not a bad whiskey, but very uninspiring
23rd December 2015
IMHO - Glenfiddich is wonderful - but you need to treat it carefully. Add a dash of water to your dram and then leave it at least 15 mins. If you don't it has a harsh scent and though nice toffee taste again has that harshness. That splash and wait is worth it - then you have a true sweet and caramel experience.
17th December 2015
Why would you buy this over an aged Bourbon? Its sour, flavourless and has the most revolting mouldy after taste. Stop buying Scotch because its Scotch. Soaring Bourbon prices and demand are because its better and costs less. The death knell for any industry is when someone makes something better for less.
13th December 2015
Bought a bottle of this to try scotch my first time EVER After buying this i was Disappointed in spending $40 on some revolting scotch essentially tasted like some cheap ass bourbon (Jim Bean Was better then This Sh*t) long story short you get what you pay for if your looking to get some good scotchbe prepared to spend $80 a bottle or maybe going to a few different bars and seeing what they got to see which brands you would be interested in ^ but i stick with what i said tasted like some cheap bourbon had some jim bean and i drank that instead i drink anything and everything but this is scotch is terrible
6th December 2015
16th November 2015
Lovely smooth malt.It is my new favourite
8th November 2015
Possibly the worst whisky I have tasted, overly sweet on the nose and taste. Even with water added it gets no better. This bottle will be in the cupboard for a very long time!!
30th October 2015
I think of Glenfiddich 12 year old as being very special and will advise my South African friends to try some,sometimes.
24th October 2015
the whisky is amazing..very smooth and fine.. the best part is u dont get hang-over the day after..taste best with chilled soda..
15th September 2015
It's a great restaurant/bar single-malt Scotch. Nothing I'd go out of my way to find, but it's available most places. It's a safe choice.
9th September 2015
Me encanta, este junto a Strathisla son de mis whiskys preferidos. Son whiskys de 12 años que le otorgo 9/10. Un escalón abajo de la excelencia, muy buen whisky.
23rd August 2015
Can´t get any worse. It´s like buying an empty bottle, there is nothing there?
29th July 2015
Always loved this stuff and always will. this is the malt that started my Scotch Whisky journey =)
15th July 2015
anybody who gives it 1 star is a snotty upper crust wanker all of the glenfiddich scotchs are great for their respective price points
2nd July 2015
Goodish starter whisky that is easy to "get" when you're just starting to try out single malts. It is not something I'd buy on master of malt where I'd tend to go for something that is not so widely available (if you live in the UK this is widely available at corner shops, supermarkets etc). Very palatable with some honey, fruit and flowers. In my opinion it is worth forking out the extra for the 15 year old if you are a more experienced whisky drinker as I think it is better value for money but that depends on your budget. I'm not going to pretend that I drink this outside of the setting of a bar/restaurant with a poor range but when I do, it seems alright to me, not excellent but alright.
18th May 2015
I wasn't a fan.
28th April 2015
This is a very light whisky.I'd prefer Coke .
26th April 2015
Ett litet päron, men inget mer, finns ingen kropp, utan kropp inget att bygga med. Tråkig.
15th April 2015
on par with Canadian Fourty Creek.. except that this is double price of the Fourty Creek. I am just very disappointed at this but I am may be biased as I have been drinking only the higher end single malt.. But either way, this was an unexpected journey with Gelnfidich 12 years. If you don't know any better you might give a high rating for this but you will be disappointed if you had anything better....
11th April 2015
It's a great whiskey I have ever had, I have been drinking whiskey for the last 45 years.GF is the only one I enjoy and price very reasonable .
20th March 2015
Like many, I started with this one. Since then I've had many...still consider myself a student of malts, not a master.Having said that, it's simple for me - when in doubt, get the green cardboard box. You just can't go wrong. I live in a hot country, and there are few pleasures of life that cannot be surpassed by a glass of fiddich with a cube of ice and a few drops of water after a hard day's work. Screw the snobbery, this one is a malt for every season and for all ages.
4th March 2015
An easy drinking malt with some subtle and interesting pear and spice flavours. One can always easily recognise the 'fiddich 12. Excellent value from MOM and better than most similar priced premium blended scotch. Just don't add too much water or ice.
22nd February 2015
I really like the mineral-limestone-ish flavors. Can anyone recommend another reasonably priced scotch with similar flavors?
20th February 2015
GF 12 was the first Scotch I had ever tried. I've drank dozens since and at a recent tasting, we did a flight of GF's and nearly everyone there was surprised at how good it was for the price. $40 in America. Yes, the 15 is better, but this is a good gateway Scotch.
6th January 2015
light, smooth with subtle robustness and richness
21st December 2014
Glenfiddich 12 was the first malt I ever tried, back in the 1970s. It was recommended to me after I said, "I don't like Scotch" (having tried only bad blends until then). Of course, it did the trick and I became a confirmed whisky drinker. After 25 years or so of rampant rambling through various malts, blends, and Irish whiskies, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that required a complete stoppage of imbibing. Poor me! Nevertheless, I still need to have a malt around for friends and family, and with the holiday season upon us I chose the GF12 for this year. It will appeal to the widest range of malt drinkers and best of all, it was on sale for only USD 35.I may just cheat a little and try a teaspoon. Perhaps one of these days I'll be able to indulge again, for real. Happy Holidays to all!
20th December 2014
I came to Scotland on vacation and had the time of my life. After looking at many different whiskeys I decided on Glenfiddich to take home as a keepsake for a very special occaison. It made it all the way back in my suitcase. I had a what I thought was a good friend stay with me for a few months to start a career in a new town so she could save up enough to move her and her husband here to Savannah Georgia. To make a long story a little shorter. I found one evening my special bottle of whiskey not only was open but was half gone. I needless to say was furious and heartbroken. So much so I told her to take the rest of it because all I would do is get madder every time I would have to look at it. Its a classic case of no good deed goes unpunished. So my treasure from a magical vacation is gone and I dont have a clue what it tasted like.
About a year ago, I gave this an '8' based on memory... I remembered it as having an interesting hint of pear, and a definite taste of Scotland.Since then I had occasion to taste and found it unpalatable, mineral and metallic and with very little flavour beyond that. The whisky must have stayed the same, so I guess I changed. Sorry Glenfiddich.
4th December 2014
good to taste
30th November 2014
I generally prefer richer and more complex whiskies but Glenfiddich 12 is great for a lighter Scotch. For the price it is extremely difficult to knock.
27th November 2014
I literally have to spit this in the sink when a friend poured me a dram. I drink scotch btw. This is utter pish and not worthy of the name. Buy yourself a decent malt like Pulteney or Acuhentoshan.
18th November 2014
Sorry for my English it's not my first language. I've been reading the posted comments and in my opinion anybody who compares this whisky to a cheap blend or say it's not wort tasting doesn't know anything about the subject at hand. This is a perfect whiskey to get into the world of single malts, not overpowering, smooth, fruity and delicious. Also one of my first single malts along with Singleton. This is not supposed to be a overly complex, peaty, rich whisky but a youngish fresh crisp malt that can be you everyday dram.
Great one to start, will make you start enjoying scotch/whiskey
10th November 2014
Glenfiddich 12 year is consistent and good quality. Its my "go to" whiskey. More and you, the 18 year simply cannot be beat, but its also a pretty penny ;) buy a bottle of the 12 year, you won't be disappointed.
2nd November 2014
Great for newbies, same as Aberlour 15 and Singleton. Gets better at 18 and 25 years.
23rd October 2014
I like my whisky powerful and intense so this isn't for me. it's very light, smooth and bland.
11th October 2014
It was my first single malt, and it raised the bar very high! The Glenfiddich whiskies are generally my type of malts as I don't really enjoy the strong peaty flavour, they are just perfect, starting with this one, and the price is really affordable so every malt lover can have a great drink in his glass, every day :) Cheers!
18th September 2014
Reading some of the comments, looks like many try this as their first single malt. Guess when I randomly picked this out yesterday I did the right thing! I just tried it, and it was my first single malt too. It tasted like just an above average good blend. I'm no expert, but I didn't taste anything special. I believe all you seasoned drinkers can either detect very very very subtle notes and can hang on to that, or you just appreciate anything thats not complete rubbish. At any rate, this was disappointing. But as I'm no expert Im rating it a 7, same as it is now. So don't hate me. :)
28th August 2014
Not a bad dram, has a nice finish to it but can be a bitter start. best served neat with some whisky stones. Obviously there are smoother whiskers out there but some of you folks need to get over yourselves. :)
12th July 2014
A fine 12 yr-old whisky, safe & always consistent.
18th June 2014
A perfectly decent single malt. Enjoyable chilled over ice.
16th June 2014
This is on a par with the cheap blends. Boring nose, almost flavourless, very short finish. induces a nasty headache and general feeling of malaise after only a dram. Do yourself a favour and get a Talisker on offer for the same price.
13th June 2014
A classic, reliable old friend which is always worth having around.
5th June 2014
Glenfiddich 12 is not bad whisky but for only a little more Glenfiddich 15 solera is so much nicer. Like many others I started my single malt journey with glenfiddich 12, but find these days I am more partial to the Islay whisky's such as Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig (guess I'm a peathead}. I also enjoy Whiskey from the other distillery area's but never buy Glenfiddich 12 any-more. I am not trying to slag this whisky and they do have some fine whiskies other than the 12 but my tastes have evolved away from the 12 year old expression. A fine starting point to the world of single malts but you will soon crave something more if you start trying other varieties of whisky.
19th May 2014
Honestly, if you have an aversion to alcohol, why would you muddle the overall rating with your judge-mental biased views? Get over yourself and stay off the boards. Glenfiddich 12 year is a solid single malt Scotch with all the characteristics thereof. Don't listen to the haters.
2nd May 2014
Someone bought me a bottle and to be honest I do not take drugs,I mean drink, social brain washing that one is any different from the other. I digress to be frank not sure why people drink the stuff, so if you took the alcohol out no one would drink it and say it tastes like crap prefer a cup of coffee. So ultimately all it is is a flavour to allow you to ingest the alcohol for the kick It gives. Pear and toffee my a55 if I ate a pear like that I'd puke. I won't make a whiskey drinker still ill probably remember what I did yesterday
18th April 2014
a re-visit ; nose is sweet caramel, apple and young whisky and grain spirit - quite harsh. palate sweet and one dimensional, flavours do not linger watery aftertaste, no oil nothing : very average considering it isn't that cheap.
27th March 2014
..but I'll give it five-stars anyway to offset some of the snobbish reviews here, this is a perfectly fine 12 yr-old whisky, consistent and it tastes nice.
26th March 2014
Cheap & Dale.
8th March 2014
If this product emerged from some garage distillery in a Scottish backwater within the past few years and had a limited supply, the snobbery would snap it up. Imagine the reviews: "lovely pear, quince, apple and toffee" or " a delightful, mellow honeyed dram", etc, etc. I think you get my point. This is a very solid and interesting whiskey. It has its own character, it's own interesting flavor and a very good quality.
14th February 2014
Good entry bottle. Most people start to drink with something god-awful, and then say they'll never drink whisky again. This bottle assures that they don't say that.
10th January 2014
It's not the best of the cheaper or younger single malts but it is an excellent whisky. We all have different tastes so of course there will be people that won't like it but anyone that says this is a poor whisky frankly does not know what they're talking about or is probably just getting too caught up in what whisky enthusiasts regard as fashionable rather than the appreciation of the spirit.
I chose this as my first foray into the world of single malt scotch. I have few options where I live, but boy, am I glad I went with this one. My first dram has opened my eyes and has gotten me all hot and bothered to continue exploring the vast world of scotch whisky.
4th January 2014
Must say I was expecting some snobbery but not to this extent. This and Glenmorangie 10 year old have started my love affair with malt whisky and while I develop my pallet I will not forget where I started from and nor will I stop recommending this fine drink.
26th December 2013
Because people know I like single malt scotch and it is cheap, I keep getting this as gifts. Even free, I can't drink it neat like I do higher quality scotches. I save this or company or for making Godfather's.
17th December 2013
very nasty stuff and overated it made me make a face off a sip I never make a face this stuff is disgusting brothers stay away glenlivet12 tomatin 12 highland 12 old pultney 12 try something else lol
13th December 2013
oily jam rags, cinnamon thieves, a shoulder to cry on, custard flancies, sump, fist of fury and domestic violence to name but a few of the tasting notes/emotions evoked by this exceptional bellend of a whisky.
26th November 2013
I have been drinking whisky now for 20 or so years now, & trying over 20 diff single malts. Even though i find the Glenfid 15 smoother & more mellow i still come back to the 12 because of its more robust experience
3rd November 2013
Very nice whisky, smooth and very fruity for me... its good! Recommended.
30th October 2013
We are a big wholwsaker in Holland and Europe I am visiting Scotland next week and looking for special deals overaged stock, cheap prices big volume, prices please and a tour at yr companyGerald Boomgaart ( Jerry)
6th October 2013
It's a very nice and easy whisky to drink not challenging at all but really pleasant.
22nd August 2013
Light and fresh nose but compared to some other bottles in this price range somewhat uninspiring. Great everyday dram or first glass, not complex at all and I guess that's what some people like.
17th August 2013
Been using this to clean and alleviate the pains of a Wisdom tooth, works better than salt water and tastes better too but it's a single malt whisky.
13th August 2013
Amazing scotch, admittedly it took me a few days to start to appreciate it but when i did, i'd found a new love in my life. I'd go as far as to say this is my favourite whisky, although i do plan on treating myself to another Glenfiddich 15 at some point.
6th August 2013
Not bad not good.Has so,e complexity but not enough, it's a wee bit harsh but compared to,other singles at this price point it's not to bad at all.The standard one to have in the cupboard for others but not one I would personally have unless my options were limited,
12th July 2013
Personally, I think it's fine although I am far from an expert. Though if you're into something different, try it with fire roasted marshmallows around a fire pit! Leave an interesting finish, something like caramel and coffee yum!
11th July 2013
Light and floral. Not my type of single malt
4th July 2013
This is boxing above its class. The Glenfiddich 12 has more in common with J&B Rare Blend and Cutty Sark Blend.The nose is just harsh and unappealing. Like someone squeezed a tiny bit of salted grapefruit into a dirty rusted can full of grain alcohol.The taste is like I said above. Tastes like a low cost blend. Flat, uninspiring and just plain bad.And the finish is actually alright. With little oak and a bit of citrus zest. But that equates to someone giving you 5 dollars after punching your baby in the face.I have no idea why people love this scotch so much.
22nd June 2013
It's hip to bash Glenfiddich, but I enjoy a good dram of it. Starter malt maybe...but 10x better than islay Jura for roughly the same price. Oily on the palate, but not overtly with sweet tones of flowers, fruit and tobacco base. Moderate finish with a kick of damp oak. Leaves just enough fire in the belly....what more do you want from a cheap single malt?
20th June 2013
This was the first single malt I ever had and I really liked it. Then I had other singles. Now I would never drink this again. They're better at selling scotch than making them!
18th June 2013
Drank it last week at a friend's place just to be polite, never was a scotch drinker, not much of a drinker at all as a matter of fact. After 3 glasses my husband was wondering where his wife went, lol....I was flying and loving it. Bought a bottle the very next day and drinking a swig right now.................
16th June 2013
I liken this to Johnnie black, the same in so much as they are perfect in their smoothness and so drinkable for their fineness and neutrality. This is the best single malt for me. I drink Woods 100 for a strong hit.
7th June 2013
6th June 2013
I have always been a blended whiskey drinker. For a first time a friend had me try this 12 yo and I truly think it was a delight. That is all I drank the rest of the weekend. It might be "bottom of the barrel" to some itch more developed tastes but to a newbie I thought it was great. Definitely will have it again and looking forward to trying others.
2nd May 2013
It's not bad, it's just not interesting. If you're not a single malt drinker, you can start here without fear, but just know there is a big wide world of intense and complex tastes awaiting you. This is pretty much scotch-with-training-wheels.
29th April 2013
GREAT START TO THE WORLD OF SINGLE MALT SCOTCH.CLASSIC.TRY IT IN PREFERENCE TO BLENDED SCOTCH.AV RAMPERSAD/TRINIDAD/WEST INDIES.
17th April 2013
Easy to understand, sweet and mellow. Good to start with if you are new to whisky. I would like to try the other expressions of Glenfiddich to.
1st April 2013
My thoughts have already been summed up:It's very pleasent- but that's it. Sweet and simple, no complexity, and too alcoholic to drink quickly. I would agree Glenmorangie for this price.
10th March 2013
I'm giving this a '10' to compensate for some of the ridiculous criticism on here... actually it is an 8... but an '8' for less than £30 is remarkable. Very good whisky, lovely hint of pear as one reviewer notes here, and slightly mineral taste. Fantastic all-rounder, in most corner shops and high-street wine stores this is head-and-shoulders the best product (of any drinkable kind) on the shelves.
8th March 2013
I know this Glenfiddich 12 is often called the ideal starter single malt for beginners, but I have to disagree. To me the Glenlivet 12 is better qualified for that, and I am sure some others I've not yet tasted would as well. This Glenfiddich is okay, but has a cheap finish and lingering aftertaste that is something between cut grass and tabacco, and not in the right fashion. I suppose the price is what breeds the popularity, but I'd rather pony up for a bit better quality.
7th March 2013
Yes this isn't the most complex of single malts, but I actually think that adds something to it. A simple, fine taste that you can enjoy on any day at any time. If you want to try something unusual, then don't go for this, but it is the world's best selling Scotch for good reason.
5th March 2013
After last holiday in philippines i have brougth various whiskys brandy includes bushmills, corvoisier, jack daniels white mackey, chivas, but glenfiddich tasted the best. My brother liked it,
2nd March 2013
The Green card tube is on every shelf that sells whisky. Its so common it must be rubbish ? Its the Xmas present for Grandad etc. This is a high quality 12 year old speyside malt whisky. Light, delicate nose, lovely fruity honey pallette. A great bottle if you just want a bottle around, and a must as part of any bigger assortment. Enjoy
26th February 2013
not very adventurous. not much character but all this is overlooked for the smoothness. much prefer Glenlivet 12 yo. same price but more of an experience.
14th January 2013
A great 12yr old single malt, lovely taste, one of the best!
30th December 2012
Absolutely fabulous!!!!! I drink at least a bottle a day....and particularly love it poured over fried bananas. What could be better for the real drinking man! Screw aroma, peaty flavour and all that other bullshit. This stuff will make your hair stand up and makes a perfectly good anti-freeze for your car on cold Canadian mornings
23rd December 2012
and I have loved it, goes down nice and smooth, hits the spot after a long day at work or on a Friday or Saturday night relaxing. Really enjoyed
8th December 2012
Worst single malt I've tasted so far. Found it extremely conservative and devoid of any complexity. Exchanged it for the Aberlour 10 ;)
23rd September 2012
Well worth the price, great for beginners (like me) nice everyday whiskey when your not looking for anything complex, great to share *so you can keep the good stuff ;)* very crisp and refreshing, lacks the warming refined taste of the 15 and 18 but a great afternoon sipper
19th September 2012
It has such a fun palate, and such a nice finish that I can't see why people hate it...better then glenlivet 12...better then all the blended whiskeys I have tried, except Green Label. Spend your money on it, it's a treat! :) ( i would go with Highland Park 12 though, but you should try Glenfiddich 12 to)
23rd August 2012
Incredibly well balanced, light flavors but a full creamy body. Nothing at all wrong with this whisky. Floral, with light sweetness but heavy and malty at the same time. Just lovely.
13th August 2012
People like to knock Glenfiddich because it's the most popular malt in the world, but it remains a 'safe pair of hands' so to speak. Fresh, fruity aromas dominate the nose and the palate doesn't disappoint. A good introduction to the light Speyside style.
22nd June 2012
taste is a subjective matter...this one is a safe play in the world of scottish single malts...what they should do is cut the caramel colouring, unchillfilter it and amp it up to at least 43 per cent alcohol...would be a much improved and different whisky...but money rules...
12th June 2012
Of all the single malt`s I have drunk to date this is without doubt the worst. If this was all that a single malt had to offer I would drink something else. How it ever won a gold medal is beyond me?
9th February 2012
A decent sipper - I keep a bottle in the bathroom so I can have a dram whilst sitting in a nice hot bath. Bliss. Also good to have on hand as a general sipper to share with those that might like a whisky but aren't worth wasting the good stuff on. Keep a bottle handy I say. This would be my pick for a 'general purpose whisky'.
8th January 2012
I dont knowwhether to be flippant - but - Rubbish equates to Tripple redistilled Cameldung ex Gaddafi's back yard - can ye no be a wee bit mair specific??
12th November 2011
I personally think Glenfiddich is over rated but this is a fine whisky! smooth and sweet. Can't beat the 18 year one though.
4th November 2011
This stuff, bought at the Heathrow Airport gave me sense of being home even in Germany, ie. Frankfurt. Great stuff, great quality, great 'Britishness'. Thumbs up!!!
29th September 2011
A very basic scotch. The finish is not what you would expect from the aroma or immediate touch to your tongue. Leaves much to be desired and reminds me of something one would make in their home who has not mastered the art. Price is not proportional to flavor or proportional to others in category. Many others in same price range that are far superior, such as Glenlivet. Unanimously... it's better than a blend though, I'll give it that. But could use some evaluation from the maker, perhaps some tweaking. Kind of like buying a car and getting the most basic model without power windows/locks and some of the features commonly found in all cars now. But again, beats riding a bike.
20th September 2011
Also enjoyed my visit around the distillery,ar, and my favourite is the 18 ye all love them all
12th September 2011
delicious, well worth the money, my favourite is the 12 year old. Enjoyed our visit round the distillery.
Much better than Glenmorangie which is far too sweet for me. I have tried most singles, and unless I want to pay near twice the price, I don't think it can be beaten. No, I don't much like peat, I prefer whisky! Balvenie Signature might just beat it though??
31st August 2011
Overrated and simply man-hanldles the palate.For the price I'd rather go with Glemnorangie 10yo.Heck, I'd drink Cutty Sark before I drank this again.
12th August 2011
.. all of the above. It has a lovely bitter taste up front that might put some off, but then the taste develops. It did not get to where it is, in terms of popularity, on the back of the 10 reviews here. I'd rather go by the MoM notes if I were looking to buy.
4th July 2011
Better than Lambrini
2nd June 2011
A good place to start learning whisky (It's where I started) because it doesn't have the sharper edges of the cheaper drams and it's not overly expensive. This was a good benchmark of how far your palette has grown, it was nice to begin with but now I can see that it is uncomplicated and a bit too flat for me. Nice nose but way to much caramel, which spoils any other tastes that may (but I don't think do) exist underneath it's toffee sweetness. In short, poorly balanced and a bit uninspiring but a good beginners malt. Oh, and the guy that said it's better than a blend doesn't quite get the point of whisky, this is more artificial than any blend
5th May 2011
20th April 2011
The most adorable facet of this one is the nose - some sweet and slightly bitter-fresh green pear, not too intense but very inviting. On the palate this dram feels quite fresh, a little bit juicy, medium oily. What it lacks is complexity and development. The taste remains almost flat from the first sip throughout the finish, being of short-to-medium lenght. No peat or smoke whatsoever. No burn efect also. A good easydrinker and a quality malt for the price!
18th March 2011
This was the first scotch I ever drank. As I tried more and more scotch whiskys, and comparing it this inexpensive bottle, I think it has as complicated tastes as more expensive brands. I would definitely buy a bottle of it. It's not peaty, which I don't like, so it's a great buy for the money. You can't go wrong.
26th December 2010
its a very good single malt for this price, id say one of the finest.
25th November 2010
It is mellow and oliy on the palate with a quite aromatic nose, based on fruits and maltiness. Not a complex malt but much better than even good blends.
22nd November 2010
Flat and uninspiring, money better spent on the 15 or better yet another single malt altogether.
17th September 2010
21st May 2010