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Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

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Glenfiddich 12 Bottling Note

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.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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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Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Reviews

Ok but boring

Fresh, light, floral and in my opinion a bit boring.

29th November 2020

Reliably good

A classic gentle speyside, really easy to drink, sweet flavours with a strong pear note that’s there from start to finish

12th November 2020


Ive bever been more disappointed. Really really boring glad it was 25% off but would never buy again.

10th October 2020


Very good whiskey

9th October 2020


Great value. Smooth and nice flavours.

22nd September 2020


On the nose the smell is light and all I could smell was apple. The taste is smooth and the finish is quite nice and full of malt

31st August 2020

Classic, Light and Fresh. You should try.

I've always had the best of Glenfiddich. The aroma of pear that bursts at the beginning is always a distinctive taste. It's great fun when enjoying it with the addition of ice cubes or even neat. One of the best single malts.

12th August 2020

Excellent Standard single malt

This is an excellent standard single malt which fits to any moment. Smooth but has a character.

31st July 2020

One of my favourites

Been drinking this since I turned 18. Love the fruity notes and warm body. Excellent to relax with by the fire.

13th July 2020

Where it all started for so many

Nose: Sweet woody lichen.

Palate: Dense flavours that bring into Robin Hoods Sherwood forest whilst in hiding. There is an odd metallic note on the sides pleasant.

After: The after is a subtle all but absent phrenolic heather. Classic.

5th July 2020

wouldn't buy again

whats happened to this classic speyside ?

I'm usually a jura origin or chivas regal man but someone recently gave me a bottle of glenfiddich 12 .

I remember it smooth and creamy.
With hints of honey and easy to drink ...

What I've got is little nose
A huge whack round the chops of alcohol with a burnt malt aftertaste

26th June 2020

A good classic

This was my first single malt and I absolutely loved it. Very smooth and nice sweetness. Doesn't have that burn that other whisky has.
I really enjoyed it!

25th May 2020

Solid standard reference malt

Glenfiddich 12 introduced me to malt whisky, long long ago. I revisited and purchased the new bottling to see what's changed. Not much, still a good dram. A little more apple than pear this time. Malty sweetness, not too much, a little more "bite" than I remember (could be the Glencairn glass). Not too complex, but very consistent and a good reference "standard malt" with an easily recognisable character.

16th May 2020

Something has gone wrong

Agree with others that say it's changed for the worse. I used to drink this in the late 90s and again in early 2010s and it was always great. Since 2018 it is way inferior to other brands for the same price. Even the longer aged bottles (I got a three pack up to 18 year - all bad).

14th May 2020

Still a good, classic speyside single malt

I always think of Glenfiddich 12 as the benchmark speyside to compare all others. Light, floral and sweet and very smooth with definitely a lot less burn than The Glenlivet 12. Because it is so ubiquitous, I think many whisky drinkers are just a bit snobbish about it. However, it is easy drinking, and still a good and classic speyside single malt whisky!

Recent reviews below seems to think it has changed, but my recent purchase (April '20) is as good as I remember.

29th April 2020



19th April 2020

Not as it used to be

I have a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 which my Mum gave me just before she passed away on Christmas Eve 1998. I have that original bottle and I have a dram in her memory each year. Recently I bought a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 and was surprised to find how much it has changed, and not for the better.

15th April 2020

Not like it used to be.

I first tried this around thirteen years ago, it's changed slightly and although I still buy it occasionaly I think it's lost a bit of those pear / apple notes and is slightly more bland than before.

13th April 2020

Something’s changed

They’ve definitely changed the taste. Bitter now with a taste of raisins that you get in cheaper whisky. Used to be one of my favourites. Not now.

9th April 2020

Not what it was

It was not the same as it was a year or two ago. Completely basic taste, like they were trying to be a basic as possible without being innoffensive. Problem was that I got harsh grain alcohol notes in a few sips that made me wonder if it really was a 12 year old. None of the fruity, estery goodness I remembered.
Good for alcohol effect, but not to enjoy, at least for the 2019 bottling. Hope it goes back to the old way.

22nd March 2020

Not great

Recently bought my first bottle in a long time , the taste is harsh with burning and not smooth.
Glad I didnt pay usual price

8th March 2020


Excellent whiskey
No more options

20th February 2020

I agree

I remember it smooth, with a hint of apple and sort of creamy finish.
My bottle is bought in January. It's taste is rough and burning. It has a sharp finish too.
This is not the same dram it used to be.

2nd February 2020

I agree

I member this smooth and rounded with hints of apple and soft of creamy taste. Now sort of burning taste and has some rough or hard edge. Not the same dram it used to be.

1st February 2020

Oh yeah


31st January 2020

Somethings changed

I think the recipe has changed. Drink it for years and bought a bottle just before Christmas. It’s a paler colour and tastes different

28th January 2020


no comment superb

7th January 2020

Recent Change?

I also purchased a new style bottle a couple of weeks before Christmas. Noticed something off in the flavor immediately. Harsh finish. Seems like one other person here had same experience. I let Glenfiddich know but I have not heard back. Anyone else experience the same? I am in NC.

30th December 2019

Nothin to say here

I duno, I have never drunk it, but I know that my dad loves it, so I am buying him a bottle for Christmas.

14th December 2019

Has it changed recently? I used to love Glenfiddich 12.

Is the new Glenfiddich 12 year different? Or did I get a bad bottle? I purchased one last week and it was just flat. Kind of a harsh finish and no hints of pear or fruit that is typical of this single malt. Just curious if others have experienced the same.

26th November 2019

Great price and taste

For a common whisky you can pick up at any local shop, this is great. It has become my go to whisky over jamesons (i know a bit of a clash) and for £25 its a steal.

8th November 2019

worth a bottle

Nosing is fresh budding flowers, slight vanilla and oaky woodenness, honey on the very edge. Taste has that honey show up, very short and sweet, almost tastes sherry cask. Ends with a nice wooden bitterness. Would be a great "go to" cheap choice

31st July 2019

Watered down Craigellachie 13

Light, floral, dry and a touch of spice. I like it better than Glenlivet 12 only because it is a bit more complex. Overall, not bad, but spend the extra $5 to get Craigellachie 13. Same profile only fuller, richer and a little more sweetness.

25th July 2019


Brand is brand

13th July 2019

My go to whisky

I absolutely love this stuff.. for £25 still think it's nicer than the 18yr old glenfiddich and the 15.

18th April 2019

Great scotch..

Nose- Floral with touches of apple and cinnamon.
Palate- Very smooth with a creamy malt aftertaste laced with sweet fruity flavor.
Finish- Still smooth with more cream and oil notes coming through.
Great for under 50 bucks but leaves one curious about the older offerings.

7th April 2019

Favourite Scotch of this price range!

I'm no expert but... this is definitely my favourite scotch around the £30 price range!

4th April 2019

Better than livet

Sweet, fruity, and a decent speyside. Not the best but not the worst. Cheap and easy to find for the occasional drinker or beginner. A good starter scotch. Not a fan of the low abv. Chill filtration and added color. I wouldn’t buy again due to so many better scotches out there, but I wouldn’t turn down a dram if offered either.

4th April 2019

Better than you think

After being disappointed by numerous once-classic whiskies which have been deliberately ruined by despicable CEOs, I took a chance on this. It has a an oily backbone which is sadly lacking in many malts these days. At 12 years old it cannot be expected to have the oomph of an 18, nor does it try to. Instead, it is light, floral, lemony; almost like a white port. The finish is in the mouthfeel, which is buttery and quite long. Very dry with a hint of saline. For the price, it's very nice. A great original which remains unscathed in these dark times.

7th February 2019

Decent, inoffensive

After reading many popular reviews of this single which was the first Scotch whisky I ever put in my face, I must say that this is a different animal. It used to be raw, spirit, and inferior to many many good blends. Well, it seems that someone at Grants copped on and it now tastes like a respectable 12yo entry Speyside, pleasant, sippablr straight or with a splash of water.

But it is still only decent...nothing more.

At below twenty quid worth a punt, but not a penny more

18th January 2019


Enjoyable 12 year old malt. Good prices at the moment around £24 for a 70 cl bottle. Lots of Whisky snobs will tell you it's awful but that's not so . It's a typical decent 12 year old Speyside. Yes their are plenty superior malts to this but nevertheless it's a pleasant inoffensive & easy whisky to drink

9th January 2019

A classic single malt

Ignore the half a star reviews! I think it is popular for people to bad mouth a classic to help them feel more discerning and special but this is a good whiskey. It’s light and refreshing, palate cleansing. I can taste malt, cream, pears and soft banana with a nice oaky finish. It’s not the most complex whisky but it is smooth and balanced and for the price is quite extraordinary!

8th January 2019


Ambrosia.relax, enjoy and thank whoever you think is responsible for a small amount of you time at its best.

22nd December 2018

Nice whiskey

Great, my son gave me a gift of "dice rocks" to put in the freezer, I like neat.
Have to say though The Glenlivet faired better . . On the rocks

21st December 2018

A reliable malt whisky

Quite simply, it never fails: it is smooth, drinkable and enjoyable. There are other whiskies that stand out more, and do more for me, but for general relaxed drinking, the Glenfiddich 12-year-old is reliable and pleasant.

13th December 2018

Fresh, fruity, consistent.

Nose: apples, sweet pear, apricots, green plums, green berries, citrus.
Taste: Fresh fruits, lemon, dried apricots, honey, grapefruit, slightly bitter on the finish, not as sweet as expected.
Finish: Refreshing, palate cleansing, fresh cucumber taste, short to medium finish.

Obviously it is not for people who are looking for great complexity, smoke or peat. But if you want fresh, fruity, light whisky, this one is most definitely for you. Sometimes you just want something refreshing, something lighter and this one fits that task quite well. In a matter of fact it is so good at what it does, I always keep a bottle at home.

18th November 2018

Not a fan!

Not a fan!

22nd September 2018

Unfinished, rough & young.

Terrible dissapointment. Feels unfinished, rough & young.
Plenty of better alternatives in this price range.

19th September 2018

Beautiful whiskey - always be respectful to it

Hi I've drank a Glenfiddich for nearly 8 years. When I first drank it I thought the nose was exquisite but as the years go by I find it to be a sticky sweet whiskey and moving on to other whiskey - the nose is what I like but not the sweet taste as is too much - this scouser's opinion - but if it wasn't for Glenfiddich I would still be drinking blended whiskeys.

13th July 2018

The begining

Generally this is where everyone starts or with Glenlivet 12 mostly because of availability and price, the 2 are very similar. it's drinkable and average. Every year it'll taste a little different.

25th June 2018

Good for beginner

Nice light tasting scotch, good for beginners as it’s not an intimidating strong taste. Perfect for a starter

31st May 2018

Amazing aroma, disappointing palate, little finish

Glenfiddich 12's aroma is simply amazing: fruity, floral, hint of pear (in order of prominence). It really brings you to a sweet orchard. The palate, though good in its own right, is quite disappointing compared to the aroma: sweet, spice, vanilla and oak (in order of occurrence); it just doesn't quite match the aroma. The finish is even more bland: there's nothing to pick out, and it goes away rather quickly.
Pros: Great aroma, very smooth, floral and fruity perfect for beginners, good value for money.
Cons: Disappointing palate (generic and doesn't match aroma), flat out boring finish.
Verdict: This is a good Speyside in its own right: there are a few better ones, and a lot worse ones.

19th May 2018

I recommend beginners to try something else instead.

I quite like the nose, but it promises a lot that it just doesn't deliver on the palate. Some people say light, but I'm saying thin, empty, lacking flavour and body. I find the finish slightly bitter and chemical.

I bought this to start of the evening before moving on to more interesting bottles and I guess it'll do that job ok. People say it's a good introduction to malts but I think it would have put me off trying more. Try Bunnahabhain 10 instead, you can't go wrong.

25th April 2018

Fruity and floral with dry, bitter finish?

I’m giving this three stars because I honestly don’t know how I like it. I’m a bourbon sipper and this is my first scotch. I get a lot of apple as others have said but not much sweetness and I find the finish very dry and bitter. I don’t know if that’s a scotch thing or if it’s just this one but I don’t love that part. Otherwise I think it’s pretty enjoyable.

23rd April 2018

Light, Fresh, perfect for a summer day.

Very fruity, apple, pears, bit of spice. Not too harsh, perfect for a beginner in the single malt world.

I prefer Glenfiddich 15 solera over this one, but that's my opinion. When you don't want to drink something too much complex, heavy, this is the perfect choice if you want something simple, light.

2nd March 2018


Fresh fruit, particularly apple, pear and melon, with hints of oak wood. Very balanced and approachable. 5*

23rd February 2018

It was ok...

I sipped the Glenmorangie 10 year immediately after trying this and thought that was of much more depth and flavour. I know which one I would choose out of the both!

5th February 2018

A classic

It’s a classic and very enjoyable. Fresh, fruity, smooth. Don’t add ice to it the flavor just vanishes, best enjoyed neat even in a tumbler.

20th January 2018


I was given this 12 Year resecial reserve bought thrifty fine years ago, good bad, indifferent or all tha same

31st December 2017

Pretty good

Not much to complain about here. Its light and refreshing, not too complex for a beginner. I get a lot of apple.

23rd December 2017

Gentle, smooth, pleasant

My first GF12 was about 6 years ago when I had a surprise bottle given to me for my birthday and I really enjoyed it. Its not a complex brew but its a really pleasant one. I now get one each year, which is great.

16th December 2017

Glenfiddich is sometimes hard to find, but worth the search.

I very much enjoy Glenfiddich 12yo over everything else. I'm not a 'must have every night' drinker, more like 4 - 5 times a week will I relax with a 'two finger' glass during the evening. With 2-3 of those nights, I may do two glasses in the same evening. But during the years of many brands of Scotch, Glenfiddich has a flavor that makes me strictly a Scotch drinker. When I have other brands of Scotch in our home, they're usually given to me as gifts. I have yet to try the 15 or 18 yo Glenfiddich offers , but Christmas is just around the corner.

7th December 2017

New favourite

My first Fiddich. Excellent taste. Not sharing this one.

2nd December 2017

One of the better 12 yr available.

Nice light smooth 12 year if I have to buy a 12 yr .

23rd November 2017

A refreshing taste to drink and a great cooking complementary

Absolutely flawless

21st November 2017

A great starter whisky

Fruity and honey smooth with something like a champagne scent. Great for and introduction to whisky.

3rd November 2017


Very good

10th October 2017



14th August 2017

It's okay...

Not too intimidating. Nose is light, first floral then a bit citrus-y, some spice at the end. Perhaps it's just my bottle (bought in 2017), but all I got is spice. The upside is that it just goes down. No aftertaste, no kick, which is good for new drinkers I suppose. I typically prefer smoke, but this is okay if you want something lighter. Nothing amazing, but I've definitely had worse. I'm sure there's a reason it's one of the most popular in the world. Good for a starter if you're new to the scotch game.

7th August 2017

Very Good

When I drink Glenfiddich, I am reminded why it is the worlds best selling Scotch malt. It is far more that a begginners drink.

16th July 2017


Remember my grandad drinking this as a kid. My kids now buy it for me a nice malt not too expensive a pleasure to drink over a good book.

21st June 2017

It's fine

It's fine. Quite fruity and floral. Not that interesting though.

18th June 2017

Tastey but with one drawback.

Am I the only one that gets heartburn from every sip?

17th June 2017

Quality seems to be going down?

I've bought about twenty bottles of this in 2017 I think the quality has changed during this time. It seems it has become too liquoricy and has lost some of its other subtle flavours. Lately small sips remind me of the famous grouse eeyuk!
I think I must have got a bad batch but I'm sure it tasted better in January/late last year. I think I'll have to make certain by buying another bottle on Friday ☺️☺️

14th June 2017

Good for begginners

Very fruity, hints of pear, floral and freshness. I was not able to pick up the sweetness. I am giving this a 2 stars because the alcoholic taste is very dominant!

4th June 2017

Lovely - easy drinking

I'm no expert.... to me it's sweet and creamy. Very easy to drink. Definite hints of vanilla also for me

30th May 2017

Excellent Dram

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

Excellent Dram

Very light, floral, malty & a little oily. This whisky is very smooth & extremely easy to drink, you hardly notice you've swallowed it.

6th March 2017

Just to enjoy

Beautiful whisky

25th February 2017

Crowd Pleaser

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

Not a great Scotch

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

Decent midweek tipple to help save the good stuff

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

try again

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

Pleasant tipple

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

Glenfiddich 12

Smooth and silky texture and soothing taste

11th December 2016


Very pleasant drink

28th November 2016

Stop recommending this to newbies

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 all means go for glenfiddich 12

27th November 2016

Smooth, pleasant, honeyed and warming

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

Almost intolerable

WAY too harsh.

16th November 2016

Great for a break

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

An easy drink

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

Like an Old Friend

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

Moved On

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

Barrel aging a Glenfiddich 12!

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

The Classic Speyside

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

Consistent as f@%k

Drinking this Feels like time with your best mate
Some things aren't going to change thank God for that
Bonus points for the memories associated with this one..

12th June 2016

good place to start

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

Value for money

Great for the price. Something I like to sip on in nice weather, not too strong or thick.

6th June 2016

Good whisky

Good taste but I still like GLENLIVET 12 years

1st June 2016

Not good

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

Smooth taste but feel sick if cross four units

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

the only road ...

why to spend money for expensive whiskys its the best for the price!!!

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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

Quite refreshing!

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

Butter Scotch

Go's slightly cloudy though. *

13th April 2016

Butter Scotch

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

If you're a beginner, Yes!

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

At the bottom of my list

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

Great whiskey

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

burnley man

I got a bottle of 12 year old single malt nice whiskey but I much prefer Dalwhinnie, much smoother.

31st January 2016

Still a safe bet

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


Good stuff

15th January 2016

Value and Quality

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

Not bad at all

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

Very good but......

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

Absolutely vile

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 scotch
be 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

Glen F

Lovely smooth malt.
It is my new favourite

8th November 2015

Overly sweet, waterd down and no better

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

Neil Heron

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

value for money

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

Great for a night out

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

Que whisky !

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

Perfect Single Malt for a beginner

Always loved this stuff and always will. this is the malt that started my Scotch Whisky journey =)

15th July 2015

The best scotch under $80

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

A balanced review

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

very light

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

so so...

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

Can't go wrong!

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

Excellent Value

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

Other scotches with mineralic flavor?

I really like the mineral-limestone-ish flavors. Can anyone recommend another reasonably priced scotch with similar flavors?

20th February 2015

One of the best starter Scotches

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

First and I hope not last

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

Ask my Roommate

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.

20th December 2014


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

Consistent Classic

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'm ashamed to say I spat and didn't swallow.

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

a calssic

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.

18th November 2014

Good starter

Great one to start, will make you start enjoying scotch/whiskey

10th November 2014

best quality for the money.

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

Nice but uninspiring

Great for newbies, same as Aberlour 15 and Singleton. Gets better at 18 and 25 years.

23rd October 2014

Not my thing

I like my whisky powerful and intense so this isn't for me. it's very light, smooth and bland.

11th October 2014

Great one!

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

Single malt?

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

Oak finish

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

Punch For Price

A fine 12 yr-old whisky, safe & always consistent.

18th June 2014

A Good Addition To The Cabinet

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 trusted classic

A classic, reliable old friend which is always worth having around.

5th June 2014

My first single Malt

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

Don't review it if you are not a drinker!

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

What am I missing?

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

Uninspiring speyside malt

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

Not a five-star whisky...

..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

2 words

Cheap & Dale.

8th March 2014

Think logically.

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

Glenfiddich 12

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.

10th January 2014

Good start (I think)

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

I agree...rubbish

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

stay away!!!

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

Go on! Flaunt it!

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

Great whisky

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

Smooth, fresh and fruity

Very nice whisky, smooth and very fruity for me... its good! Recommended.

30th October 2013

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6th October 2013

Good starter

It's a very nice and easy whisky to drink not challenging at all but really pleasant.

22nd August 2013

Easy starter

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

Excellent pain relief.

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

My number one

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

Middle of the road single malt

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

For something a little different...

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

Way too overratted.

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

Unfashionably cool

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

My first time...

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

First time and addicted

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

Johnnie black and this

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

You'll always remember your first

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

Bland and Boring

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



17th April 2013

A nice start into the world of whisky

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

Redundant review...

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

False Start

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

Simple but Beautiful

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

taste like tuba and its great :-)

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

A Classic - need a snob alert

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

Ignore the Single Malt Snobs!

A great 12yr old single malt, lovely taste, one of the best!

30th December 2012

Hugh Jass

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

My first step into the world of single malts...

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

I returned the bottle

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

Good at what it does

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

I like it. but maybe it's just me

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

It's "cool" not to like this single malt, but it is EXCELLENT.

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

Famous for a reason

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

every now and then

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

Just awful

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

Something to sip in the bathtub.

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

Rubbish ???

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

Pretty good

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

Scottish relief in Frankfurt am Main/Germany

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

good job

delicious, well worth the money, my favourite is the 12 year old. Enjoyed our visit round the distillery.

12th September 2011


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

Discount ..

.. 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

Lovin' it

Better than Lambrini

2nd June 2011

Balance is the issue

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

Go for the 15 yr

See above.

20th April 2011

Blago Review

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

Great taste, and fun to drink.

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

Still better than a blend !!!

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

Still better than a blend !!!

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



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