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Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

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Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby bcrossan » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:46 pm

Anyone tasted this yet? I am curious to hear some thoughts. The standard 15 is a nice one and I imagine at a higher ABV it is even better.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby Shrek » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:24 pm

Excellent, by far the best of their range IMHO and if you like the standard 15 this one is (to me) the same whisky with more depth and body than their 'solera' expression. Head and shoulders above their GF12.

Testament to the argument that many more whiskies should be bottled at a higher strength than 40% ie 46%+. Also demontrates why GF is such an under-rated distillery.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby Ganga » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:54 pm

Shrek's description is my experience with the Duty Free 15 51%. Back in the 90s there was also a 15 51% US release. That bottle is quite a bit different. More malt, less spices.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:52 am

The Solera's a star, no doubt!

It gets my "More-ish whisky of the year" award.

Would love to try the 51% though...
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby shulaw05 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:09 am

Shrek wrote:Excellent, by far the best of their range IMHO and if you like the standard 15 this one is (to me) the same whisky with more depth and body than their 'solera' expression. Head and shoulders above their GF12.

Testament to the argument that many more whiskies should be bottled at a higher strength than 40% ie 46%+. Also demontrates why GF is such an under-rated distillery.


agreed - i like the solera reserve, but the distillery edition is just a 'thicker/fuller' whisky, really good bottle for under $50
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby Gov » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:02 am

Just purchased a bottle of this 102 proof whisky. I love all the Glenfiddich's that I have tried and I have no doubt this one will deliver quite nicely.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby anationonfire » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:36 am

I will have to keep an eye out for this one.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby lockejn » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:39 am

Finally coming to NH for $59.99. Seems a bit pricey, but I'll probably pick up a bottle anyways.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby Jonbob » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:21 am

If anyone knows where to get this in Australia, I'd love to know
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:27 am

lockejn wrote:Finally coming to NH for $59.99. Seems a bit pricey, but I'll probably pick up a bottle anyways.


That does seem a bit pricey, I believe I got my bottle for about $50 out here. A nice whisky at that price but by no means amazing.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby ResIpsa539 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:07 am

Is the one sold in the U.S. a 15 yo? I have purchased a few of these from the UK and they clearly say 15 yo on the bottle/tube, but the ones I have seen in the US don't expressly state an age. Any one know about this?
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:46 am

ResIpsa539 wrote:Is the one sold in the U.S. a 15 yo? I have purchased a few of these from the UK and they clearly say 15 yo on the bottle/tube, but the ones I have seen in the US don't expressly state an age. Any one know about this?


It does say 15yo in small print on the label. It states, it has been aged in American oak and European Oak for 15 years.
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Re: Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition 51%

Postby ResIpsa539 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:03 pm

Interesting. I wonder why the labeling in the UK is far more conspicuous. Either way, a great expression.
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