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Glenfiddich Special Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 122

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Glenfiddich Special Reserve

Brand
Glenfiddich
Expression
Special Reserve
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Glenfiddich Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.glenfiddich.com
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

Nose
Light, fresh but sweet, appetising, fruity, pear-like.
Palate
Dryish, pear-like, more fruitiness as flavour develops. A dash of water releases a hint of smokiness and some sweet, malty notes.
Finish
Restrained, aromatic.
Comment
Lean, smooth and appetising.

Jim Murray

Nose
Youthful and slightly fat. Quite underripe.
Palate
Fat and full, lots of malt concentrate. Initially sweet then some drier banana notes . Refreshing.
Finish
Some oaky notes.
Comment
Rather simple, but very enjoyable – except for the slightly duff nose.
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