Scotch - Single Malt

Glenfiddich 12yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2015

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2013

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2013

Proof66 Notes

Glenfiddich 12yr is the flagship and "pioneer" expression as well as being the largest selling single-malt scotch in the world. It's aged in both European and American oak.

Glenfiddich Distillery was built with the "bare hands" of William Grant and his nine (nine!) sons in 1886.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 22 ratings and 22 reviews.
KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (232)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-10-12)
Light and refreshing. Makes a great Spring/Summer scotch. Pear and crisp green apple are easily detectable. Doesn't quite have the same "pop" as the Glenlivet 12 - missing that nice cinnamon spice. Definitely not bad, but probably won't buy again.
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Vossmeister Vossmeister (51)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-06-13)
Powerful single malt
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Allan Allan (207)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-12-12)
A nice pear flavor all around with a bit of sweet finish. The only thing is, I find it unusually HOT for a 12 yr old scotch. There is a harshness I just can't get over with this whiskey that I usually associate with a bit higher proof bourbon . A bit of water goes along way .
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Erzengel Erzengel (50)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-11-11)
Nice but not too deep Whisky. I like the soft and smooth vanilla body, but it should be a bit more intense. The rest is mainstream - hints of vanilla wood, but not too much, hints of pepper and a not too soft alcoholic background. The aftertaste is round and smooth with sharp hints, not too deep vanilla wood, soft caramel. Nice, but all the flavours could be a bit more intense. 3½ stars here.
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bughunter bughunter (7)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-06-13)
The Budweiser of single malts. Very drinkable. I have a Japanese client who mixes this with diet coke.
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bigstang bigstang (4)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-06-04)
Goes nice and good
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kmix kmix (11)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-05-17)
Nice baby step into the single malt world.
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hero6 hero6 (4)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-01-20)
Not bad. Cant wait to try the 15year version.
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rolugomi rolugomi (34)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-01-09)
Defnitely oak there. Wood. Finish is definitely short. Something of a tang appears. A sweet or fruity something appears on the nose. Water brings out a sweetness, but it's not strong. Pear opens up and becomes a lot more prominent
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mynoseknows mynoseknows (36)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-09-25)
The classic beginners scotch. Always a winner.
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Muncher Muncher (584)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-04-19)
I've been avoiding this one because it's so mass produced and so common that I thought there's no way it's any good. My mistake. I guess there's a reason they sell so much of it. It's just as good, if not better, than any of the scotches that are similar to it (Glenmorangie 10, GlenGrant 16, Tomatin, Glenlivet, Glengoyne, Old Pulteney.............) that I've had. I would bet that if you gave a glass of it blindly to any of the previous reviewers and had them try it without knowing what it was there would be a dramatic increase in the average Rabble Rating for this malt.
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StevenSauce StevenSauce (69)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-01-04)
3.6 stars solid, light-fruity taste, nothing exciting but also nothing too harsh.
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NeatPour NeatPour (340)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-08-20)
For me it's more flavorful and more complex than its popular competitor glenlivet 12. For a 12 it's a nice solid pour and one to favor at bars. For a bottle at home I find the 15 to be more my speed but this is nice enough for the bar scene. It's a touch of smokey oak and I found it smooth enough. Certainly worth a try
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joelbarrett joelbarrett (56)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-03-22)
Pretty good but theres lots better.
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thark77 thark77 (10)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-01-03)
Nice quality but not too smooth because of the age. Tastes like the 15 but not as smooth as the 15. Has the fruit and minimal wood flavor.
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bourbob bourbob (33)
Rating: 2.0 (2012-05-01)
Overrated
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kadrover kadrover (4)
Rating: 3.0 (2012-03-27)
Its ok. Im a newbie to scotch but Ive tasted better. It hits a bit strong on the first sit. I prefer a smoother tasting Scotch like Belvenie 15 yr single barrel.
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magezi magezi (67)
Rating: 3.0 (2012-03-08)
Fruity speysider, there's no much more to comment here... boring
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merajeev merajeev (8)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-01-31)
Better than a lot of other single malts. A good one to open during a party to impress people.
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willempy willempy (12)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-07-26)
Middle of the road. Good to share with friends, if you dont wanna wear down the more expensive bottles in your collection.
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manikmathur manikmathur (19)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-09-30)
It hits you hard, not the smoothest but after the first sip it begins to roll down your palliate. The flavor is bold and i think its good value for money
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danurdan danurdan (21)
Rating: 3.0 (2009-02-04)
A cheaper alternative to Glenlivet. When you just can't bring yourself to spend another $15 for Glenlivet, Glenfiddich is a suitable alternative. Not quite as smooth as Glenlivet, but close enough.
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