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Glenfiddich Special Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 131

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Glenfiddich Special Reserve

Special Reserve
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Produced at
Glenfiddich Distillery

Michael Jackson

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

Jim Murray

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