Glenfiddich 12 New Packaging
Glenfiddich 12 New Packaging is finally here. Launched in the UK in June 2019 and the same month for the USA, it was always going to take a bit of time for it to reach us here in China. But the waiting is over and we have it right here, right now.
Glenfiddich 12 is the signature single malt from the Glenfiddich Distillery. Matured for at least 12 years in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and some sherry casks. This is a bottle that pretty much defines the Speyside style of scotch. Interestingly, between 2002 and 2008, the Glenfiddich 12 used to be called Caoran Reserve.
Nose: Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted and delicately balanced. A lot of grain on the nose with some malt and honey.
Taste: Characteristic sweet, fruity notes. Develops into butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavours.
Finish: A long smooth and mellow finish.
Awards for Glenfiddich 12 New Packaging
- Master – Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo – 2014 – The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
- Gold – Scotch Single Malt – Speyside – 2014 – IWSC
- Gold – Scotch Single Malt – Speyside – 2013 – IWSC
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Glenfiddich 12
Quote 1 “This is a very nice whisky. It is not very strong smelling at all, but when it comes to tasting you forget all about that. With strong hints of apple and a bit of pear, and a strong finish with what I think tastes just like cream. Brilliant taste, great bottle design. I would highly recommend.
Quote 2 “Not a bad whisky at all. The nose is very pleasant with a lot of apple coming through, underneath a bit of vanilla, though not much else going on there. It has very creamy mouth feel with flavors of apples (maybe pears) taking center stage. I also get a pretty noticeable honeysuckle sort of note from this. Though not many people seem to mention that so it might just be my imagination. What’s more, the finish is very bright with a medium length. Overall, it’s nice but a bit predictable, almost to the point of being boring. Definitely a great introduction to the world oh speyside scotch, even as this really is a classic scotch experience.”