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Glenfiddich Rich Oak

(70cl, 40.0%)
(44 Reviews)

Glenfiddich Rich Oak
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Glenfiddich Rich Oak Bottling Note

A recent release edition from Glenfiddich, this was aged for 14 years before a finish in new American and Spanish oak casks. They say the American oak adds spice, vanilla and fruit, and the Spanish oak brings elegant fruit, spice and complexity.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Lots of oak influence. Very fruity, nutmeg, cinnamon, bourbon, fruits, dates.

Palate: Bourbon sweetness, with lots of general fruitiness, sublimely smooth.

Finish: Nutty and of good length, toasty, hints of char, fruity.

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User Reviews of the Glenfiddich Rich Oak

Another good dram from Glenfiddich

Just returned from Scotland where we visited the Glenfiddich distillery - had the chance to try the 14 year old Rich Oak (among others) - perhaps it was the whole atmosphere of being right where it was produced but both my wife and I enjoyed it to the point we picked up a bottle - We still like the 15 year Solera Vat better but enjoyed the Rich Oak - I personally did not find the oak overpowering as I do in some "Oak only" finished Single Malts - the reviews I've read vary greatly which just again proves - we all have different tastes but can agree that there is nothing better than a nice dram of your favourite Scotch whatever that dram is

22nd October 2016

too morish

Tastes too nice. Only got quarter of a bottle left after one small sesh.

4th October 2016


In my opinion a great drinking scotch with a nice nose and smooth oak flavor. Never available here in the U.S. but found it at the duty frees and most recently in a supermarket in Wales U.K. Hope to see it bottled again and of course available in the U.S.

26th August 2016

Mr cj williams

Lovely oaky and heart warming, long after taste ,got to be neat

30th June 2016

Interesting wood combo

Can have a bit of a palate drying bitter taste is drank too quickly. Best drank neat, real smooth on the finish but prefer the 15 yr Solera though.

4th May 2016

Very nice!

I'm a big fan of the 15 year old Glenfiddich, decided to try this one and WOW! Didn't expect is to be that good. Easy on the tongue, wonderful aroma and the taste is good.

28th February 2016


This is a wonderful whisky, possibly one of the best noses I've ever had in a malt whisky. And the taste was almost as good! Wonderful

17th February 2016

Smooth lovely and full taste

I'd agree with a previous reviewer - reminds me of a bourbon but smoother and silkier overall. A nice sipping whisky.

21st January 2016

A little bit to pricy

A little bit to pricy for what you get.. you may need a little water.

6th January 2016

Glenfiddich VS Macallan

IT'S GOOD, but Macallan 10 is better.

1st January 2016

First taste of oak

A beautifull nose and not a strong finish.
A nice sipping whiskey.

15th December 2015


This is a lovely whisky!! A must try!!

14th December 2015

12 yrs rich oak

Beautiful flavour..

12th November 2015

Great value

Not a bad wee dram to keep round the house for the odd after dinner whisky

5th November 2015


Was Glenfiddich trying to hide a bad vat. Their vatted malts usually tasty and smooth. as a Glenfiddich fan i was a little disappointed least to say.

22nd April 2015

Like a cheap blend

No complexity at all. Ridiculously short finish.

15th February 2015

Smooth with a kick of spice

Very nice whisky. Fruity, oak & vanilla on the nose. Palate is sweet and smooth. Very spicy, warming oak finish that lasts. A good beginners whisky for it's drinkability and low cost, and a great bottle for an everyday glass. Another winner from Glenfiddich.

17th January 2015

Wasnt sure at first...

However like any single malt some of them are just a bit harder to get along with at first, let her breathe abit. Lovely oak pear taste, defenitely growing on me !

10th January 2015

Smoother than Roger Moore's eyebrow

I'm a latecomer to the world of single malt, but have been making up for lost time trying lots of different varieties and visiting distilleries in Speyside, The Highlands and The Islands. I don't mind the smokey, peaty Islay malts, but have a definite preference for Speysides and this is no different. Its quite similar to Glenlivet French Oak, which I really enjoyed, however I think I prefer the Glenfiddich, it seems to be richer and have more going on. It leaves a lovely taste in the mouth for a few minutes after. There is no harshness or alcohol burn like I get with the Macallan Gold, just lovely smooth fruity, nutty goodness.

3rd January 2015

A great dram - a real easy drinker

I typically prefer Islay malts but this is probably my favourite whisky at the moment. I'm a complete novice on the subject right enough - but out of the 7 or 8 single malts I bought this year this is the first to get finished with then an immediate repurchase. Super smooth - I could see this being a good introduction to whisky for those (like me) that are relatively new to the appreciation of a good whiskey. Highly recommended.

22nd December 2014

give it abit of time to settle

First pour was very disappointing I found the finish to be quite rough however after letting the bottle breathe abit I came back to it and was pleasantly surprised. .. sure its no high quality single malt like a glenfarclas but it smells and tastes nice and is a pretty darn good value for a 14 year old!

16th December 2014


Got a bottle of this to add to my collection and glad i did. More bourbon than the 15 solera, still picking up a sherried fruityness similar to the 15 solera.
Finish is definatly more nutty though. 9/10

24th November 2014

Taste gets better

From it completely different taste a more of a bourbon taste then a normal glenfiddich but still very nice in the evening whilst relaxing

23rd June 2014

Worths a try

I really don't know as much as any of you so read my review at your own risk. Its a good whisky no argue there but on the other hand it tastes like more of a bourbon (or perhaps even, regular jack with a more complex taste?). Too smooth for a scotch. I remember i had a similar(but not the same) issue with glenfiddich's 18 year old but i can't put a finger on it right now. All in all good bottle of drink for change but i will stick with my 15 year solera.

28th April 2014

OK, but not great

Firstly, I am by no means a connoisseur. I Picked this up recently at a local supermarket after reading some decent reviews. I absolutely love the Glenfiddich 15-year Solera, but this has left me wondering if I've somehow got a dud bottle, because it doesn't necessarily match the hype.

I love the 15 because of its quaffableness and very acidity and afterburn, but the 14 has a distinct "kick" to it, which doesn't sit well with my still-evolving palate. Don't get me wrong, in terms of tasting, it's still a very accomplished whisky; it has a lot of depth and complexity, and has all the characteristics of a Glenfiddich, but it's just too harsh for me.

Bottom line: If you want a top Glenfiddich, get the 15-year Solera. It may be more expensive, but it's worth it in my opinion.

9th March 2014


As title suggests Mmmmmm

7th February 2014


Interesting nose, very smooth on the palate but light on the after taste - subtle leather and spice. I think this will be good in company but a bit boring for indulging on one's own. Perhaps my older palate and taste for chilli dishes has dulled my appreciation of the gentle and sophisticated. I like more of a kick. Should appeal to younger and possibly female tastes.

5th February 2014

need another bottle

cos this one isn't going to last long, i love the oak.

15th January 2014

great taste

everything about this drink is fab. love it.

15th January 2014


Beautiful, a lovely nose and a honey and rasin finish

11th January 2014

The nicest of their 'standard' range, IMO

Having tried Glenfiddich's 12, 15 and 18 year old whiskys, and not liking any of them enough to wish buying a bottle for myself, I was pleasantly surprised when I found their 14 yr rich oak really appealed to my taste buds...I really enjoyed it and will definitely be adding a bottle to my collection!

30th December 2013

Very nice indeed

Although I'd agree with the few that say something is missing here, it's good stuff but it's just 1 fry short of a happy meal. Got this quite cheap in the supermarket so as an experiment I'm sticking it into a master of malt 1L cask for a bit. See if I can bring that extra little something to it. The cask has already been used a few times so should be kind and gentle to this otherwise good whisky. All that said it's quite different to your usual Glenfiddich range so I'd still recommend trying it.

4th November 2013

easy drinking

I bought this in a supermarket today as it was on offer. Its very mellow and the vanilla really comes through. Even my mrs liked it and she doesnt really like whisky. I drink whisky sparingly as its expensive but feel this may dissapear quite quickly. Much nicer than the standard 12 year old. I bought an 18 year old special reserve a few christmases ago and for me no other glenfiddich has come close (within affordable price range of course) and as that one is no longer available I think ive found a new favourite!!! And yes. I do only buy glenfiddich. I drink many whiskys at bars or at friends/families houses. Some are very nice. But I like glenfiddich. I know what im getting.

15th August 2013

Watery or Dry

The comment by Sued Buster shows a lack of understanding of what dry means. It means on the opposite end of the spectrum compared to sweet. So something can be dry and watery or sweet and watery (albeit in that case not very sweet, but definitely not dry). Go back to kindergarten indeed....

4th August 2013


Great stuff'!!

1st July 2013

Something missing

it's pleasant enough, and if you like the smell of freshly sawn oak it's one for you, but I agree with the 'Something doesn't quite click' post above. this whisky is what id call above adequate but not top notch. IMHO the 18yo is the best in the Glenfiddich range (that ive tried so far) so would recommend that instead of this expression or the solera

29th May 2013


a glenfiddich with character

4th April 2013

Birthday Delight

My love of Single Malts influenced my dear friend to treat me to this lucious sweet delicate Glenfiddich for my birthday Sheer Delight Cheers !

23rd February 2013


I recommend this whisky for anyone who gets on well with the 12 year single malt who wants to explore whisky further, it goes down very well and has similarities to the 12 year old but with enough difference to make it special. Masterofmalt prices are great so don't miss out, I will be getting in more of this.

5th January 2013

A.Gray, Tennessee Squire - New York, USA

This is a very nice, smooth, single-malt. A decent price on a great whisky! A.Gray

15th December 2012

Apologies to Glenfiddich

sorry Missed the stars re above.

29th November 2012

Touch of water works

Just a touch mind.

29th November 2012


This has to be one of my favourites. Very smooth and rich. Nearly finished my first bottle of this. There will definitely be more!

10th November 2012


Glenfiddich has a habit of being ignored in Whisky circles because of its popularity abroad, but they make excellent stuff...this offering is top notch, being about 15 years old, and with a Bourbon must be pretty darn good as I am on my 2nd bottle...

21st September 2012

Take my wallet away

Sensational Malt, one of my favorites, smooth fruity,long life, vanilla mixed with stewed pip fruits I could go on I'm already a Glenfiddich fan. I would and have recommend this to any serious whisky nut !

19th September 2012

Sued Buster

The reviewer immediately above is an idiot. How can something be too watery and too dry at the same time? Go back to kindergarten.

21st August 2012

Something doesn't quite click

The nose on this is enticing - different from other Glenfiddichs with lots of spicy undertones. The palate however doesn't do it for me - too watery and too dry, with none of the gentle sweetness the nose promised. I prefer the standard 12 year-old Glenfiddich to this - but if you want a top Glenfiddich, get the 15.

22nd June 2012

After dinner choices...

Can't decide between dessert or a whiskey after dinner? You can have both! This is a delightfuly smooth and sweet whiskey, and your non whiskey drinking friends will seriously think twice about the joys of a dram.

10th May 2012


One of the nicest Whisky's i've tasted. Well worth a purchase!

26th April 2012


A taste of chestnuts, smooth to perfection and extremely tasty. My first Glenfiddich purchase and a fantastic one indeed.

19th February 2012

So smooth

Had this in Manchester lately and it was just delightfully smooth. I shall be purchasing a bottle!

28th July 2011

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