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A 15 year old matured in American bourbon, Portuguese sherry and virgin oak. The whisky was then married in a Solera vat. This is a great staple 15 year old from the Glenfiddich distillery.
Nose: Sherry, citrus - orange in particular, dry wood. Slight suggestion of smoke?
Palate: Medium, Sherry, raisins. Fruitcake, spices, sweetness.
Finish: Candied fruits, raisins, spices, Christmas pudding, oak takes over.
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I denifintely find mild smoke in it... whiskyexchange rates it at 0 smoke weird.
18th February 2017
Sweet, very smooth and probably the nicest whisky I've tasted. For me, it's perfect.
12th February 2017
Great dram. One of the best single malts money can buy. An absolute must for single malt drinkers.
16th January 2017
On first pour a sweet, smooth, woody, Christmas cake of a whisky with quite a dry finish. With very little oxygenation the wood and dryness dissipate and the whisky sweetens and mellows. A very nice characterful whisky and pretty good value for money.
12th January 2017
Not a cheap whisky at around £35.00 a 70cl bottle, but still superb. Buy it, taste it, love it. It's Glenfiddich, always going to be a truly superb whisky. TBY.
27th December 2016
Very smooth. Recommended if you drink with your girl. Rich aroma and taste. My rating - 95/100.
24th December 2016
A hint of Belgian waffle and citrus in the nose, the palate is mildly smoky, round, and tasting of dried fruit, with a strong vanilla to caramel sweetness in the finish with a hint of oakiness. Tried this during a 2016 romp around the Highlands and was pleased to see it in the Advent Calendar.
8th December 2016
I normally go for peaty but thought I'd try this one for s change. Very rich, smooth, with an oak & raisin aftertaste. It will definitely serve well over Christmas - I just wish I had a roaring log fire to sit in front of while drinking it.
7th December 2016
The Solera Vat is what makes this special, I have had several of these and all vary in nose and palate due to the S/V ever changing. Top aromatic notes are sweet honey, dried dark fruits and toffee fudge in the back. With a tiny dribble of distilled water, it explodes into Christmas cake. I can nose this dram for hours if I had the time and the notes keep changing. Very sherried in the palate. By itself, it is a tad bit dry in the finish, but it pairs magically with dessert: crème brulee, cheesecake or spongecake w/ fruit drizzle. It is a staple of my whisky cabinet and always will be.
25th July 2016
Personally, I am a lover of all things smokey, briney, and oceanic-- I love scotchey scotch (if that makes any sense). The Glenfiddich 15 is none of these things, but it is quite good in its own right. I just cracked and am enjoying my first pour as I write this. This whisky has a velvety, rich mouth and a very spicy, almost Christmassy nose. It is a fairly American tasting whiskey in many ways, but decadent and impressively flavorful. Not what I was hoping for, but not a disappointment either. Definitely worth the money to try at least once.
23rd July 2016
Hard to beat at this price, Nice and smooth
18th July 2016
This one is very similar to Balvenie 16 yo, but better price and lower age.
25th June 2016
Not a Scotch for mixers.A big soft entry that will be hugely welcomed by those stepping up from the 12 year old.A soft sherryness spicy and complex, round, full with lovely fade away - slightly bitter with peppery vanilla.Might be longer on the middle but the finish makes up for this.Thins too much with water goes a bit sweet then bitter.Worth revisiting. I keep a bottle.
28th May 2016
Light Honeyed palate, delicate with a hint of fresh mint leaves. Develops in mouth with wood & chocolate. Slow spiced & serried finish. Adding water brings out fresh fruit notes of a apple & peach bit overall prefer drinking it neat.
4th May 2016
Very smooth.. Recommended for everyone
2nd April 2016
This is an excellent whisky at a nice price point. It is smooth and delicious. I don't quite comprehend an Oregon pine tun, but it works quite well.
14th March 2016
One of the best whiskies I've ever tried. Love it!
2nd March 2016
The terminology on the Masters of Malt site says, "Christmas pudding..." I would have to completely agree. The flavors in this dram remind me of spicy sweet potato pie, pumpkin spices minus the pumpkin. This amazing 15 yr old is so affordable and absolutely unique with such a great holiday evening by the fire profile. Buy it, get your best friends and family over and enjoy a warm evening together.
31st January 2016
Probably the best single malt produced. Very smooth! My Go-To Scotch
31st December 2015
Smooth and easy to drink. No trace of spice. Quite alright. Good place to start if you are curious about single malt scotch . You might want to evolve to something else after this one.
23rd October 2015
13th October 2015
By far the best bang for the buck among a type of whiskey that by nature can put a dent in the wallet. Scotch whiskey in general is something that most of us choose to pay the extra expense as it really is worth it and so enjoyable. I have had the privilege of sipping the really high dollar stuff and it is better but not 300 bucks better....not even close. GF 15 is my personal selection. It really comes down to what you enjoy in a single malt so disregard what others say and keep trying different types and go with what you enjoy in a scotch...you will find you tastes and preference evolve and change as you yourself age
3rd October 2015
One of my favourites.
27th September 2015
Easy drinking malt. Slight suggestion of smoke on the nose. I can definitely taste the sweet sherry. For an easy drinking, quality malt, this is the one.
My first venture into a higher quality of scotch. I am loyal to a fault and now I am not only a Solara reserve fan but truly a glenfiddich man, period.
13th September 2015
I like this best of the regular Glenfiddichs and where I live, it is $15 cheaper than Balvenie. This is my any day whisky.
5th June 2015
I enjoyed this one better that the 12 and 18 year. Honey and vanilla!
28th April 2015
25th April 2015
16th April 2015
If you like sherry bourbon taste in your sm, then the balvenie doublewood is obvious the better choice.
31st March 2015
Nose is a little sweet and alcohol. Eventhough its only 40% it smells alcoholic. Other than that...very little smell.Taste is weakly sweet...not really much taste at all. Opens with kind of a aspartame sweetnes which fade away quickly. The most one dimmensional scotch ive had in a while. Reminds me of Glenfiddich 12 which was the second scotch I tasted. Never found any taste in that either. Pouring this tastless drink out and getting a bottle of Lagavulin on the table instead.
8th March 2015
i agree with the tasting notes by the chaps at master malt up to the finish, which i find to be apple dominant, and oaky. complex and long, an enjoyable beverage.
3rd February 2015
Sherry, cinamon,honey, almonds, all combined wisely for this nice serious malt.full body.long finish.
2nd February 2015
I bought this bottle as a treat for myself. On opening the bottle found a very pleasant aroma and was indeed very soft onthe palate . But after a few drams found the after a bit to much like Jack Daniels it could be me , but I would recommend this vintage to anyone. .
1st January 2015
Smooth, spicy and sweet - this is a great whisky that is hard to find fault with. Especially considering the price. As good as the 18? No, but for the price difference it's pretty darn equal. Fill a Glencairn Glass to the widest point, add a sliver of ice, and let it melt and cool the whisky a touch. The splash of water really opens this one up.Pick up a bottle and enjoy it.
In my 60 years of sampling and enjoying a vast offering of whisk(e)ys, I have settled on the Glenfiddich 15. It embodies a lot of sweetness of fruit with a lazy bite on the palate. Best served in modern heavy bottomed but non-round glasses pre chilled and washed by three ice cubes. Battles won were celebrate with this.
29th December 2014
There are times when I go at my bottle and it is lovely - rich, florid, honeyed sweetness with a long, pleasant finish. Inexplicably, there are other times when I give it a go that the finish isn't nice at all (like right now). Like the reviewer below, I get an unpleasant bitterness on the finish, or what might even be described as a chemical saccharine over-sweetness that coats my mouth and that's just not pleasant at all. I can't explain it.
16th December 2014
The Glenfiddich 12 was for a long time the most accessible single malt as it was in amongst the blends and so when you know nothing, you see single malt and pick that one up. It's OK and I like the sherry cask varieties with minimal peat-smoke so the 15 year old is a great next offering. I get the bourbon and sherry notes for sure. A nice one.
11th December 2014
I just tried my first single malt last week and it was the Glenfiddich 15 Solera. I enjoyed it a great deal, I also had a chance to try the Macallan 12 which I really liked. Looking forward to learning more and enjoying more single malts.
14th November 2014
Nice dram, but like review below very bourbon nose with bitterseeet aftertouch.
3rd November 2014
Like. I said a nose similar of that Jack Daniels. Much richer on the pallate, has a chocolate salty aftertouch. Nice dram
2nd November 2014
This is truly amazing, i had 4 drams with a slice of chocolate, and I changed from beer to scotch from that night!
15th September 2014
I decided to pick up a bottle after seeing some positive reviews. This cost me £37, which I could argue whether or not was too much. At the end of the day I bought it so I obviously felt this was justifiable.The nose gives a a sweet sherry sent. I get a slight hint of spices in there as well. The palate is spicy with a slight sweetness to it. It is very pleasent to hold on the tongue. A slightly thicker/ more oily texture than a lot of other single malts. The finish is fruity, spicy, and welcome. A great single malt to help convert your friends. This does have caramel colouring, but I don't find that such a big deal.
14th August 2014
One of my favorite whiskies. This is a regular whisky in my collection, always on the shelve. It has already been said in other reviews, but the 15y is better than the Glenfiddich 18y, this whisky probably has the best value for money than any other whisky.
30th June 2014
Trying to compare this to kirklands 18 speyside single malt scotch whiskeyVery good but I find kirklands nicer
29th June 2014
I prefer blended scotch but recently have been trying single malts. I enjoy JW Black so based on some reviews I tried a Lagavulin and don't care for it, however I figured I should try one more single malt before shunning them. The Glenfiddich 15 is good, very smooth, and has convinced me that I should continue exploring single malts. That being said this is the first scotch that when I drank it, reminded me of a bourbon (I was expecting a bourbon flavor because the bottle said it's matured in sherry, bourbon, and new oak but not that pronounced); not that it's a bad thing cause bourbons are tasty, but I haven't experienced that before and don't know how I feel about it, I only say that because I can buy Maker's Mark for half the price. So in closing it's a good whisky, and I seemed to have found a single malt that I enjoy but it's too similar to a bourbon and for that reason in my opinion it's a bit overpriced. I will enjoy drinking this bottle but don't think I'll purchase again.
21st June 2014
There was a disappointing bitterness on the tail. Probably one of the least attractive whiskies I have had over the years!
16th June 2014
I have currently 6 bottles in rotation. Chivas 12, Chivas 18, JWB 12, Glenlivet 12, Glenfiddich 15 and Laphroaig 10. And have to say that if I compare all 6 of them (which is interesting), Glenfiddich 15 wins (at least for me). For the grain/single malt mixed super high quality whiskies, Chivas 18 is waaayy better then Chivas 12, but I am not sure its worth the price tag difference, especially if you are on short budget. JWB 12 is on par with Chivas 12, there are just days when I prefer one over another, and wise versa. If you only have money for one, go with chivas 12. As for Laproaig 10, I would say that Bowmore 12 is way better. My next planned purchuse is Glenlivet 18 and Bowmore 12. And laphroig going out from the rotation. And this Glendfiddich 15, with its funny cheap price, will be forever in my rotation.
22nd May 2014
This is a wonderful whiskey! It help convert me from a bourbon man to a scotch fanatic! Highly recommended!
23rd April 2014
Not the most complex of whiskies but extremely drinkable, and excellent for the price.
7th April 2014
Great value for the money
21st March 2014
Forgot to score it.
9th March 2014
This comes from someone who has a regular bottle of Dalmore 18 at his home: if you see this scotch, pick it up or you're missing out on something beautiful.
Absolutely fantastic whisky, great value for money and so, so dangerously drinkable. Will be ordering many more!
My wife bought me this Glenfiddich 15 for Christmas and I couldn't leave it alone. A superb scotch whisky! Must admit as an Ulsterman my favourite regular tipple is Jameson and I could never understand what all the fuss was about Scottish Highland whiskies. My rare exception was to a bottle of good old Dimple. However this Glenfiddich 15 definitely has made me review my opinions. Beautiful full flavour, strong but doesn't catch the back of your throat and a warm very pleasant aftertaste. Perfect! Well done to the master distiller!
27th February 2014
After deciding to take the plunge into the world of single malts, I started with a 375mL bottle of Glenlivet 12. While it was good, it was taking the palate some getting to used to and wasn't quite I'd take to whisky fully. While at a local pub they had a good selection of Scotch at reasonable prices. Order a Glenfiddich 15 and to my surprise it took and was able to sip and savor neat and fully enjoy it without the feeling of "forcing it". Picked up a bottle and couldn't be happier. Well worth the cost over something still considered a decent whisky in the Glenlivet 12.
16th February 2014
2nd time was much more familiar the with taste which sends all of us for coming counting. feel better!
10th February 2014
it was very good night with my first ever try yesterday. friends enjoyed as well as i did.
22nd January 2014
the glenfeddich 15 is amazing!! for the money it cant be beat!!
19th January 2014
Not a huge fan of the 12yo but this stuff is great. Nicely sherried, woody, well balanced. Much better than both the 12yo and the 18yo. Recommended.
21st December 2013
This is so worth the money, It's one fine whisky! Anyone starting out should pick up the 12 year old Glenfiddich and highland park 12 then this.
22nd August 2013
This is a well balanced product. The alcohol hit doesn't linger. The cask flavors are evident at different temperatures and dilutions. Out of habit, I always drink my scotch on the rocks. As the ice melts, the texture and flavors change revealing more of the craft flavors. Definitely one to have on the shelf when you want to spend a while sipping from a glass on a quiet evening. Even my picky friend who readily pays much more for a bottle of scotch stated he was getting a bottle of this. He had avoided it due it being a 15 yr and having a lower price, but this bottle taught him that a 15 yr at a lower price does not always compromise enjoyment.
24th July 2013
i've always like Glenfiddich but expected a tad more from this than it delivered. try the 18yo instead
29th May 2013
....I should have rated before enjoying the product.
20th April 2013
Very good, pleasantly long finish, the right flavor complexity. Makes it hard to spend more on older single malts.
GOOD STUFF.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.GREAT QUALITY.AV RAMPERSAD/TRINIDAD/WEST INDIES.
17th April 2013
Have a go & you will be pleased with this.well done the boys at glen f
29th March 2013
This is a beautiful whiskey - full of flavour and very well rounded. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone. It is complex and full-bodied, but I do find that it's more rounded than I'd like - I prefer whiskey with a lot of character. Certainly the sort of drink you could give to guests without any worry of complaints though.
28th February 2013
Very smooth for malt.
24th November 2012
while the 12 yo is a kid's drink, the 15 is a grown up drink. Even though it's not as good as I rate it (i'm biest because i really like it :) )...It's very smooth, packs a punch, and has a great taste. Not as complex as you will expect though, but i don't mind that. Great quality whiskey a 86.5/100 from me
23rd August 2012
I really liked this one particularly. Recommended
6th August 2012
For my money, the 15 is the best out of the core Glenfiddich range - more complex and full-bodied than the 12, and better even than the 18. If you want a quality Glenfiddich, look no further.
22nd June 2012
much more than i thought.....guddos grants
14th June 2012
Much better than 12yo, i like it!
4th May 2012
This is one of the best 15 years malt I ever taste! Palate is quite rounded like dancing in your mouth... Nice single malt scotch for this price.
13th October 2010
The price is good and the taste is much better.
6th August 2010
Which is 43% and a 1 L solild bottle:) This whisky is an incredibile combination of delicate fruityness and bourbon casks freshness. Though I am an Ardbeg drinker, this dram is always on my whikyshelf!!!
30th April 2010
Yes it is a 'manufactured' malt in the sense of using the Solera vatting technique. But for all that it is a superbly rounded and balanced malt. It is lush, syrupy and rich and very dangerously drinkable. It is also a bargain at this price.
15th December 2009