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The best Glenfiddich

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What glenfiddich do you prefer?

Special Reserve 12 years
3
2%
Solera Reserve 15 years
64
52%
Ancient Reserve 18 years
31
25%
Gran Reserva 21 years
11
9%
XXX 30 years
15
12%
 
Total votes : 124

Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:44 pm

In all fairness I have no idea why I've never had any others (Actually I lie I currently have a 12yo Caoran open too but I find it very unexciting :( ) ... it's the same with glenmorangie I've only had a glass of the 10yo and glenlivit only a glass or may 2 of the 12yo

Maybe I find that my Jamesons can suffice for these and have not explored older expressions .... no idea really ????
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby hilliamash » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:07 pm

I tasted the 12, the 15, and the 18 side-by-side. I have to admit that the 15 was by far my favorite---quite a refreshing dram.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby vengey » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:50 pm

Just curious, has anyone changed their minds after the live tasting?
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:03 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:In all fairness I have no idea why I've never had any others (Actually I lie I currently have a 12yo Caoran open too but I find it very unexciting :( )

I agree that the Caoran doesn't work Adrian. It's drinkable, but the flavours don't work together. You should try to get a taste of the 18 though. It is much nicer than the 12.

vengey wrote:Just curious, has anyone changed their minds after the live tasting?

As to what their favourite 'fiddich is? I suppose I was impressed by the 30 as a quality dram, but I wouldn't pay the money for it. The 18 is nearly as good IMO and is a lot cheaper.

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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby vengey » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:20 pm

Well, the from poll, the 15 is clearly in the lead. However, reading some of the comments at the live tasting, there was a lot of praise for the 18.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:33 am

I have to agree with Admiral that the original 21y Havana Reserve was fantastic, definitely the best ever GF for me.

The Solera is good, but not a patch on the HR.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:02 pm

I don't know whether I have had the "original" Havana Reserve or not. But when I did try the Havana Reserve I was disappointed. It felt rather artificial and sugary - not sure Glenfiddich needs added sweetness. I liked the extra viscosity of the 15yo.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:55 pm

Had 2 glasses of Glenfiddich 12yo down the local last night. Brand new bottle and I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised .....

So after that it still is my Favourite Glenfidich :wink: :lol:

I really must try some of their older range though :oops:
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Glen Lovett » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:22 pm

I personally would go with the 21 every time, very nice dram indeed! :empty: :empty:
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby pmullin » Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:58 am

I prefer the 18, but it is a close call. The 15 and 21 are great as well.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby UUNetBill » Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:00 pm

Just had a dram of the 15 yo Solera Reserve the other night and I have to admit it was as good or better than I remember. Highly recommended - best 'bang for the buck' IMO.

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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby lincoln imp » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:09 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:In all fairness I have no idea why I've never had any others (Actually I lie I currently have a 12yo Caoran open too but I find it very unexciting :( )

I agree that the Caoran doesn't work Adrian. It's drinkable, but the flavours don't work together. You should try to get a taste of the 18 though. It is much nicer than the 12.

vengey wrote:Just curious, has anyone changed their minds after the live tasting?

As to what their favourite 'fiddich is? I suppose I was impressed by the 30 as a quality dram, but I wouldn't pay the money for it. The 18 is nearly as good IMO and is a lot cheaper.

Cheers
. I agree the 18 for the money is by far the best. :lol:
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby hook55 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:10 am

:D I voted for the 18yo, it's such a nice whisky, but the 15yo is a very close second. both are very hard to find here now? :cry: plenty of 12yo tho :roll:
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby borgom » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:20 am

For me this is a question of mood.
If I feel like a sherried whisky I'd go for the 15.
If I feel like a drier woodier whisky I'd go for the 18.
I guess that's why I have one of each open :D
Such a shame they dropped the NAS fiddich and replaced it with the 12.....
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Derek in london » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:28 pm

Like a few others I was given a three 20cl bottle 'gift pack' with a 12 15 and 18yo.

I've since bought another full bottle of 12 for 'everyday' drinking and an 18yo for special occasions, which happily seem to arrive quite frequently :)

My wife, who is not a great whisky fan, also preferred the 18 which was a surprise. I thought shed prefer the Solara as she usualy goes for a lighter malt.

Perhaps I'll make a convert of her yet! :)
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Derek in london » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:01 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Derek in london wrote:Like a few others I was given a three 20cl bottle 'gift pack' with a 12 15 and 18yo.

I've since bought another full bottle of 12 for 'everyday' drinking and an 18yo for special occasions, which happily seem to arrive quite frequently :)

My wife, who is not a great whisky fan, also preferred the 18 which was a surprise. I thought shed prefer the Solara as she usualy goes for a lighter malt.

Perhaps I'll make a convert of her yet! :)

:shock: Don't do it Derek!! Think of the expense! :shock:

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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby MacAttack80 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:48 pm

I went with the 15 yo Solera Reserve for the same reasons everyone else chose it.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby robenim » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:32 am

Emptied a 18yo. Tasted great. 8)
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:41 pm

I'm glad to read this thread as I just ordered a bottle of Solera Reserve 15 Years on Monday. Hope it arrives before Christmas so my brother can have taste, he really likes the 12yo. I'll give him a dram of the 18yo too.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:51 am

Swedish Chef, you should post your thoughts on the Solera. I'd be interested to see how your brother found it too, since he is a big fan of the 12yr.

Anyway, I am not qualified to vote, as I have only tried the 12 and the 15yr Solera. I like both and for different reasons. I am a fan of the 12yr, which probably puts me in the minority opinion here. The 12 is great for the citrus, lemon flavours I pick up. Really like that.

The 15yr is good too, a little more complex, but you gotta be in the mood for a sherry dominated scotch. I like it, but at this point, I cant say I like it better than the 12. I can only say that it is different. How's that for departing from the common wisdom?
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:24 pm

Novice Scotch Fan, I'm afraid we didn't get to opening the bottle of Solera. :( We had the 18 instead which he really enjoyed. :)
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:34 am

Swedish Chef wrote:Novice Scotch Fan, I'm afraid we didn't get to opening the bottle of Solera. :( We had the 18 instead which he really enjoyed. :)


The 18 is on my list of purchases. I look forward to it.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby lohssanami » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:10 am

I think I voted for the 18 last year, but the 15 went down so easily. However, my favorite Glenlivet is the Nadurra.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby borgom » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:23 pm

lohssanami wrote:I think I voted for the 18 last year, but the 15 went down so easily. However, my favorite Glenlivet is the Nadurra.

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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Les Paul » Fri May 01, 2009 5:45 am

I'm working on the Glenfiddich 18 right now and it's fantastic!!!!!!!!!
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby upright » Tue May 19, 2009 12:47 pm

I have not had the pleasure to taste the 30 yet, but the 15 do it for me.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby sku » Tue May 19, 2009 6:30 pm

I hadn't tried a 'Fiddich in years, but I recently sat down with the 12, 15, 15 CS and 18 (thanks Ganga).

Tasting them altogher, I'd rank them in this order: 18, 15 CS, 12, 15. The 18 was a great balance of malt, fruit and wood. The 15 was a bit too fruity for me.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby borgom » Wed May 20, 2009 9:23 am

Yes! Sku! Another wise fan of the 18!
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby scotchdrinker » Wed May 20, 2009 4:11 pm

I have only had the 18 and the 21 but I found both of them to be great. I don't know if I would buy a 21 over an 18 there is a major jump in price and I enjoy both of them. If I had my way I would own both :D Have to start trying some of the other ones though.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby Ganga » Wed May 20, 2009 5:22 pm

sku wrote:I hadn't tried a 'Fiddich in years, but I recently sat down with the 12, 15, 15 CS and 18 (thanks Ganga).

Tasting them altogher, I'd rank them in this order: 18, 15 CS, 12, 15. The 18 was a great balance of malt, fruit and wood. The 15 was a bit too fruity for me.


You're most welcome. It really comes down to personal taste. I like the wood spices that are much more readily apparent in the 15 and 15 CS. The 18 has really improved since it's opening for the Glenfiddich tasting. Recently I had the chance to compare the 15 CS with 15 CS from 10 years ago (US market of all things). It was surprising just how different these two whiskies were. The older version was much more reminescent of today's 18, except with a kick.

What I will say, is that this is one of the best lineups for getting quality at low prices.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby borgom » Thu May 21, 2009 8:02 am

Ganga wrote:What I will say, is that this is one of the best lineups for getting quality at low prices.

Couldn't agree more.
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Re: The best Glenfiddich

Postby O'DubhGhaill » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:57 pm

I was surprised that the Solera topped the list, even though it was my vote - admittedly, I haven't had the opportunity to try the higher end offerings for comparison, but the Solera is brilliant.
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