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Has anyone tried GLENFIDDICH 12 Year Old 'Toasted Oak' ?

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Has anyone tried GLENFIDDICH 12 Year Old 'Toasted Oak' ?

Postby Steve Rush » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:56 pm

I would be interested to know what people think of the limited edition release of the 12yr old Glenfiddich Toasted Oak.

I haven't yet sampled it but would be interested on the thoughts of those who have.
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Postby les taylor » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:52 pm

Hi Steve we opened ours just this last week. Its definetly Glenfiddich but with a toffe flavour. Almost like having one of those bluebird toffee's that you had as a kid. Whist sipping glenfiddich over the top, its okay but you wouldn't want to drink only that in my opinion.



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Postby Steve Rush » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:03 pm

Thanks Les.

I have always been more of a Balvenie fan rather than a straight Glenfiddich fan but was just very curious about their latest expression.
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Postby corbuso » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:15 pm

Steve Rush wrote:Thanks Les.

I have always been more of a Balvenie fan rather than a straight Glenfiddich fan but was just very curious about their latest expression.

FYI, tasting notes are available here:
http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting3.html#21Feb07

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Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:04 pm

I've tasted it.

I thought is was the best Glenfiddich and it's very sweet. The former distillery manager recommended it to me and he found it almost liqueurish.

It's exclusive to Tesco's in Britain.
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Postby Admiral » Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:07 am

I haven't tasted it, but it would want to be considerably better than their last gimmick, namely the Caoran bottling, which was a very mean & thin whisky.

Bruce's recommendation above makes it sound appealing.

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Postby Thomas H. » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:14 pm

Funny, Richard, the new distillery manager didn't think it was that great. Not bad, but not very good either.

I dunno. I prefer the older Glenfiddich's. The younger ones are just, well, young. Not well defined. Same can be said for the Toasted Oak. To me, it really was just a gimmick, nothing more.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:12 am

The note I made when I first tasted it was "Syrup!!!" and that was all.
The impression I formed was that it was too sickly sweet for my taste. Not sure I got past that. It didn't feel clean, if you know what I mean - too sticky and not a great deal to it.
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Postby les taylor » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:05 pm

My bottle has been open for two weeks now. Had a dram again last night, it has definetly improved since last time. I know what Criefy means by it being sweet, but I did not notice that so much this time. I'm definetly getting to like it more.


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Postby Jdiddy » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:39 pm

I was lucky to have a friend bring a bottle back for me on a recent trip to London. I have only had one dram and it was ok. Not excellent but not bad if that helps. I probably would not buy again but I will have a dram now and again. There is just not much going on with it. It is a little syrupy but not overly sweet IMO. Just no WOW factor going on. I guess it's a good every day dram if that's what you are looking for. Just a little bland. You could do worse for the price tag.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:22 pm

Try it with a drop of water. It does open up considerably
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