user18376034 says on October 7, 2019
|Whisky||Glenfiddich 12 Year Old|
|Cask||Bourbon cask,Sherry (Oloroso)|
|Age||12 years old|
There’s probably a good reason Glenfiddich 12 to be THE most sold single malt whisky in the world. It is good, true. But it is not as smooth as one could have expect, though. After you had a few of it you just want to switch to something smoother, milder. Still, if I were offered a glass of it I would take it on a heartbeat.
An underwhelming malt for daily basis that can find almost everywhere. Just for me it's too boring, no intensity, little taste... The nose is not very expressive and it is thin on the palate, it tastes like someone has put extra water in it already, basically it is weak. Yep, the quality in this entry level of Glenfiddich is definitely getting worse as the years go by...🙄
N-19, P-19, F-19, B-19.
apple, pear, vanilla, slightly hay-like...
apple, raisins, hay-like, biscuit...
pear, sandalwood, vanilla...
Slight sourness then hints of orange peel, followed by a little sweet soice and wood. Hard to believe it took 12 years to get to such an entry level scotch. A total ripoff at €12 a shot in Altis rooftop bar, Lisbon.
zacht en fruitig. simpel maar goed
nice "smooth" and "easy" whiskey, go to for a new bar, best choise for a non whiskey bar!
This whisky is a classic and it is actually pretty ok. A lot of oak, honey sweetness, some orange and a touch of spice.
Interesting with classic aromas: honey, orange and a bit of oak.
Not very complex, oak and honey.
Powerful and a bit too raw. A lot of oak and some spice.
proven concept :). nice decent whiskey , sufficient complexity. enjoyable.
grain , honey , spirit
brown sugar, vanilla, fruit, pepper and spices
vanilla and oak
A very smooth and pleasant scotch without the harsh after bite. Sweet and mellow taste. I even get a bit of a honey suckle type taste. I definitely recommend this one.
strong pear and the smell of grass on the nose, fruity on the palate. with some.oak.on the finish
smooth, balanced, tasty but kinda plain
Although it’s not overly challenging or unique, this really isn’t a bad whisky at all. Some may think that it’s too mass market to be appreciated, but I really don’t get that. The nose and flavour profile carry reasonably good depth and complexity and it is just the short and uninspiring finish that lets this whisky down slightly, but there’s a reason it’s the most awarded and widely drunk scotch in the world!
There’s sharp green apple, hay, a touch of honey, raisin and minerality on the opening, which develops into delicate nutmeg and white pepper spice along with a touch of citrus and lots of ripe pear.
Smooth mouthfeel, with apple and raisin strudel on the delivery, which develops into malty grain rich sugars, more hay and some crisp grapefruit notes on the mid and back palate.
The finish is probably the low point of this one. It’s short and a bit oak dominated on the swallow, with drying notes of English breakfast tea lingering.
nose is sweet light and fruity pear. taste is also light and sweet slight hint of vanilla caramel quick finish with very little burn at the back of the throat. highly recommend as a beginner entry-level scotch
Safe as they get
le single malt le plus vendu au monde. un excellent rapport qualité prix
Fine, soft whisky, good for beginners.
Hay, pear, a little malt and honey. Traces of smoke.
Sweet, smoky, malt.
good value for money
light mellow lots of fruit with pear jumping out
fresh and fruity with big pear smell
light fresh and fruity
fruity and sweet
bitter, malt, simple
One of my first ever single malts, an absolute classic. would def recommend!
Good classic. A must-do beginners whisky.
fruit cake, hazelnut
Very fruity smell and taste.
Good enough flavor, with slight toffee note, and alcohol finish.
Un classique ... très moyen
Apples, fruits. Not a very challenging taste in the least.
A good introduction whisky I suppose, but nothing exceptional about it really
apple, pear, rubbing alcohol. light and astringent.
warm pear taste
A nice simple whisky with enough character to enjoy again and again. the right amount of sweetness and not too dry.
vanilla, sweet, malt, a hint of peat
sweet toffee with a hint of dried fruits. smooth and rounded, young wood.
a little dry and peppery
Un classique !
Extrem fruchtig und süß, sehr mild
leicht, fruchtig, mild, süß
recht kurz, leichte Würze
Fairly soft and easy. Light butterscotch and plenty of vanilla. Moderately dry.
smells of apple. smooth and mellow. easy every day drinker with the upside of low end higher taste.
classic standard scotch should go to find the russian dream cask version
Very light and fruity (mostly apple) with a slight hint of oak at the back end. Taste does not linger. Great beginning scotch.
My go to for mixers, & budget sipping.
Vindt hem te scherp
zoete fruitige geur en een dito smaak
scherp in het begin, eindigend in een zoete en zachte nasmaak
Simple uncomplicated taste with subtle hints of green apples and vanilla. Not a lot of body and a rather short aftertaste but an easy straight forward drink.
Even my wife could tell that it is fruity (and she hates anything to do with liquor) typical floral Speyside, nice easygoing. no hint of peat/smoke. Pleasant.
For a mainstream whisky may bad
Typical speyside, fruity aroma, can almost taste the ocean
it's a reely okei fruty wiskey but it's a bit dry in the moth.
Fruity and dry whisky, not so long aftertaste
Whisky très simple, qui n'a pas de gout tres prononcé. Qui reste correct mais rien d'exceptionnel
A good standard Whisky. Nothing exciting but still a good one
In der Nase fruchtige, süße Äpfel, allerdings etwas zurückhaltend. Im Mund wässrig und im Abgang mild und langweilig mit ein wenig Frucht und Säure. Insgesamt enttäuschend.
A Classic Speyside, easy and good for novice.
Very light, Floreal.
Pear at the mouth.
Not very oily.
Medium finish, oakiness. After a long time it appears radishes flavour (that's unexpected)
Op de neus wat olie achtig en wat hout. Smaak is duidelijk fruitig met tonen van appel.
Olie en hout
Kleine kick die lichtjes in de mond verspreid
apple...too empty and light
Easy to drink, but nothing special.
For a good company
Solid affordable scotch but not really my style. Slight peppery burn at first but given time gets smoother. Not a complex drink so would be good for novice drinkers. I will say this has its place as a good benchmark for future drams. I didn't get the green fruit at first but coming back to it after a while I can taste them now.
It's not one, if not the most popular malt out there, because it's no good. It's a fantastic, easy sipping malt, that won't challenge you too much. Good to unwind to, or as a starter malt to condition your palate for something more interesting.
one of my first tastes of whiskey. nice starter to a whiskey. light fruits coming through but faint slight oak too but flavours too muted
good beginners whisky. Nothing exceptional. Fruity
Very good entry level single malt at this price range. Well rounded and consistent flavour profile with fruity and vanilla notes.
apple, pear, vanilla and cream. Good whisky to have on the collection.
Smooth whisky, vanilla, green apple and pear notes, a bit alcoholic.
Great Scotch for the money. Crisp, fresh fruit, smooth finish. One of my all time favorite single malts.
it is the most popular single malt, it is reasonably priced it is well aged. ok with this in mind it cannot be bad. maybe nothing exceptional but really nice. great for starting with whisky and learn. is very fruity pears, apples and green fruits are buzzing in this dram. I gave more points than i deserves because of these.
Good scotch to own, a good benchmark.
floral, orchard fruit, malty, honey
Light, floral, spices. Very smooth.
Sweet, touch of oak and general fruit,
good price. strong medical alcohol taste
Burns the back of the throat, not totally unpleasant but lacks subtlety.
Apple, pear at the nose. Very smooth in the taste.
smooth prefer a bigger bite
basic flavor profile. Easy sipping scotch.
sweet, fruity, notes of pear and possibly some apple.
also sweet and smooth.
short finish as the alcohol settles and a hint of oak comes out.
zeer lekkere whisky. zacht en heel fruitig
Ok beginner scotch as it's pretty nonoffensive. Not a lot of body or flavor. Some green apple notes, but watery and flat.
lekker maar niet dadelijk een uitblinker.
Great simple single malt. Very smooth and fruity. Can't go wrong
it's light and approachable. great for introducing newcomers to whiskey, or for just lavishing in the simplicity of how well it's made. the pear flavor is easy to get ahold of.
Pear. Apple. Short finish. Good and light entry level.
I liked. Fruity and smootg
sweet with pear at first, get stronger later
too much tree fruit for my liking
Süß (Karamell), weich und fruchtig (Apfel). Etwas Eiche und Sherry.
jak dla mnie świetna, delikatna, dobrze się ją pije
a good dram with a Smooth taste
Clean and quite light but still a good amount of flavour.
This dram has a sweet and crisp aroma, also of apple/pear with a warmth to its aroma and taste. It definitely is not overpowering but yet has a nut and fresh cut grass taste with a balanced drink.
smooth, fruit, malt
Fresh and crisp!
Fresh apples and pears on nose afterwards transfers to sweet and crisp tase in your mouth. Just beautiful!
I would say it's good everyday whisky - whisky that you can drink any day, any time.
Piece that deserves to be in your whisky cabinet, will not muss with this one!
Fresh apples and pears
Sweet and crisp
Light and floral
Smell of fruit, apple. Has a nice flavor.
rich, sharp, but not too agressive.
Makkelijk en toegankelijk.
testé a la distillerie
Pleasant and simple whisky
My go to whisky for less special occasions, definitely has that peaty/smoky flavour, and very smooth with subtle fruity aftertaste
Very safe friendly option. reasonably priced speyside.
bright, floral and orchard fruit notes.
smooth and rounded. unchallenging
faintly lingers, fairly short relatively speaking
single note, easy to drink
Not very complex but very enjoyable
lovely for a casual drink
ein einfacher, aber attraktiver malt mit süßlichen Duft und kurzem Abgang
A classic and with good reason. Good price, easy sipping, not overly complex but not boring at all.
An easy friendly Scotch. Smithing to have your grandma sip. Nothing too complex but not boring either.
Sweet nose. Ripe orchard fruits.
Light and bright palate. Sweet with some barrel spice.
short finish with lingering barrel spices.
super friendly scotch. good choice for someone looking to get into scotch.
Ein einfacher, reiner Single Malt mit Duft nach Äpfeln und Vanille.
What more can be said about this single malt? It's an ideal "beginner's whisky" (in both ways: for the inexperienced newbies and for the more experienced and advanced drinkers to get the palate/evening started) , yet still very like-able as an easy dram. Fruity, with apples and pear in the nose, that continue in the arrival, accompanied by some oak touches, with just a hint of vanilla to add a bit of sweetness. The finish is rather short and, again, the oak comes forward. It tastes somewhat young overall, and the difference between this 12 year old and the much richer, more flavoury 15 year old is just striking, of course partly due to the longer sherry finishing in that one...
fruchtig im Geruch und Geschmack, leichte Eichennote, top preis-leistungsverhältnis
Always great, my choice in a bar where the whisky menu is rather small and the waiter doesn't know his stuff.
Always a bottle, ready to serve!
friendly, 90% apple, vanilla as well, slightly woody, does what it needs to, but nothing more
Soft, floral, fruity. Easy drinking. Boring.
Good basic whisky, nothing complex. Smells like apples and pears.
Refreshing, Fruity, And extreamly smooth. Glenfiddich is a classic scotch at a fantastic price. And definitely one of my favourites. Very Fruity, and Incredibly smooth.
Warm, Sweet, almost Candyish" Apple. Reminds me of sweet Apple pie) Refreshing Pear, Slight hint of Vanilla and Oak. 20/25
Refreshing Fruit, Pear at the forefront. With Oaky Hints..Very tasty stuff. 23/25
Extremely Smooth Finish. Very enjoyable. 22/25
Very pleasant easy going. Always keep one on the shelf. A cheap buy
great entry whisky, reliable, available everywhere
balanced fruity pear
sweet fruity vanilla cream oak
fruity and easy. a bit boring.
Nice entry level single malt.
my first, and the 'go-to' whiskey, also I like it better than 15y.o.
Nice accessible whisky.
An okay whisky to start with
nice 12 year, but I enjoyed the 15 year more
I actually prefer this to Glenlivet 12 yo. Easy-going at the start and lively at the finish. Reminds me of candied apple and salt taffy.
Can’t go wrong with a dram. This is on my ‘always keep on hand list’.
Ripe fruit. Green apple and pear.
Subtle sweet fruity notes and reasonably priced. Would buy again.
fruity n vfm
een mooie whisky om het palet mee te openen. wel nog iets stug
Gewoon prima maar niet bijzonder
Great beginner single malt. Good value for money. Floral & fruity.
glæder mig til at smage den
Simple, but good. I Like its fresh pear taste
nose is sweet floral after 5 minutes airtime. palate bitter to rose, spearmint, peat, floral, pear, apple, pineapple with Sherry long finish.
floral to alchol
5 minutes airtime goes to fruity
rose, spearmint, peat, low burn, floral, pear, apple, pineapple
Beginner Whiksy, not too complex.
Fruity and sweet; where most start their malt journey and without which the world would be a much fuller place.
Cheap good Whisky for everyone
Sweet aroma and taste. Pretty smooth. Overall good stuff
Sweet, floral, smooth
Narrow, sour maple syrup nose. Contrary flavor up front, but a rising strong and pleasing finish. Very smooth and gentle, with a peculiar taste.
The generic flavour of Scotch starts here.
typical of a speyside malt floral with a hint of pear and apple.
smooth to drink worth the money
Okay but not great.
good taste but not my favorite
Must have for your collection. Easygoing and never disapointing.
smooth. pear. oak. sherry notes at the end
The nose is pretty good and oaky on this one, but the taste is a tad bland and alcohol bitey. Good but not great.
In der Nase Vanille, Birne und vielleicht etwas Honig.
Ein eher leichter Whisky, aber trotz nur 40% eine etwas unangenehme alkoholische Schärfe. Leichtes Prickeln auf der Zunge.
Ich weiß nicht wie aussagekräftig das Ganze ist, da die Flasche schon ein paar Jahre geöffnet ist.
pleasant oak but not much else
light, smooth, vanilla and a little oak. sweetness from the bourbon ans sherry finish. and easy to drink.
light and summery scotch.
Very good. my first single malt
really good one
What's great about the Glenfiddich 12 year is that it gives you quite a few flavours in small doses and is really well balanced not to overwhelm. The nose has a slight cashew twang with plenty of vanilla and light floral notes (mint coming through the most). The palate is then nutty, a bit sweet and quite light: the consistency is thin and washes away, but still leaves its flavours. The finish only has a little strength, but it leaves a pleasant sweetness of pear and that cashew. A really nice whisky, very drinkable and memorable for its lightness and subtle but varied flavours.
Cashew, vanilla, mint.
Cashew, vanilla. Light, delicate and varied.
Nut and pear.
Really smooth, easy to drink - never gets old.
fruity, subtle oak finish. Good everyday whisky.
A good malt.
Quite tasty. Sold well for good reason
nice and easy.
To the eye: bright amber
To the nose: light fruits, light sweetness, nothing special
To the mouth: not too complex, okay for beginners
I find this ti be a bit smother than JWB
very good standard
Nothing special. It's just a good every day whisky
this is a good whisky but no dalwhinnie. easy to drink but the notes are hard to pick out. fruity with a little smoke. good not great
A softer scotch with hints of fruit near the end. A bit of honey when paired with water
Classic smooth and full bodied.
This is a staple Scotch in my collection. It is an easy drinking whisky that allows you to sit down and relax without having to think to hard about what your drinking. It has a pleasantly light smooth clean taste with a hint of apple/pear, caramel, and some earthy tones.
smooth and gentle
Lights hints of vanilla, toffee, green apple, pear
Creamy vanilla, gentle ginger, pear, toffee, hints of sweet spices
Not long, sweet spices, ginger, vanilla
bst ecnomy scotch
What I call an apple juice whiskey as it taste like a very alcoholic apple juice. Well rounded, friendly and designed to please everyone. All in all a very good scotch
Red apples and a touch of oak
oak and hints of smoke.
Der Standard von glenfiddich. Kann man haben, muss man aber nicht. Gibt viele Alternativen zu diesem Preis
got meat n potato aftertaste, Apple on nose.
classic simple single malt
Farbe: klares Apfelgold
Aroma: starke Fruchtnote, grüne Früchte, mild, Birne, Traube
Geschmack: mild, weich, süß
Abgang: milder Abgang, leicht rauchig, dezent
Bewertung: sehr komplexer Whisky, keine herausstechenden Merkmale, dennpch äußerst angenehm
75 von 100 Punkten
very pleasant smooth and easy on the pallet, slightly woody taste with a fruity hint.
Easy drinking but unimpressive.
Floral with scents of fresh apples and cooked fruits.
it's simple, but solid. green apples, pears, honey, and malt.
Somewhat fruity and mild; staple of my collection. Not exactly memorable for any one character, but pleasant and easy drinking.
Mild woddy taste.
Nose: apple, floral, white chocolate.
Palate: sugary cereal (think honey nut Cheerios), crisp apple-pear esters, slight peppery burn. Soft, medium light mouthfeel.
Finish: more orchard fruits, ethanol tang; a dusty, soily-sandy note underneath.
Conclusion: an approachably light, crisp and clean scotch. Easy drinking but not really my style - I prefer my whisky to have more definite sherry or smoky notes, whereas this scotch lurks squarely in the *safe* corner of the malt map. Although affordable, solid and pleasant enough to sip at, it is probably the least challenging single malt I have ever had, straying dangerously into ‘boring’ territory.
I taste pear primarily
Fruity fresh on the nose with a hint of caramel. Alcohol is very strong.
On the palet very flat with hints of wood and vanilla.
The taste is very woody with a short finish.
Nice "basic, every day" whisky.
fruchtig, rauchig, gut in Anfang und länger Nachgeschmack.
Good beginner whiskey... smooth and not at all complex
Vanilla sweetness, subtle sherry flavour.
weakish nose - really have to get your nose in the glass, but gives green apples touching on sherbet
thin mouth feel, light and pleasant, but not one for peat lovers
dry, sweet finish, pleasant but not awe-inspiring. would definitely recommend for a newer drinker or a sweet summer drink
sehr mild und fruchtig. habe mir den 18 jährigen davon bestellt und bin schon sehr gespannt
Good starter Scotch. Smooth and delicious but not sweet
Can't see why everyone says this is a good entry single malt. My first single malt was a 10y Laphroaig and I just fell in love with it. This one was a challenging first sip, felt too sharp despite its 40% ABV. I have to admit that the second and third were better. Anyway, I only got this so that i have a point of reference for the Project XX and the IPA which I've wanted to try for some time.
citrus. een hint van zweetvoet in het begin. wat zoet. wat salmiak.
Not a bad scotch for beginners being introduced to single malts
Good, but sharp. Nice price quality
Malt, fruit and spice with a tasteful finish. Water really accentuate the fruity and sweet character of the whisky.
good whisky for beginners
Very good whisky for beginners:-)
Very gentle, good start with single malts, after one drink you soon have taste for another and again...
too fruity for me
very nice single malt Whisky for a cheap price
very easy to drink, not much of an after taste though.
fruity, definitely a speyside!! raisins, cherries and fruit cake. very nice!
A good, everyday Speyside. Not as enjoyable as Glenlivet in my opinion, but a nice, occasional change of pace.
Fruchtig nach überreifen Äpfel und Birnen, frisch. Im Geschmack malzig-süß mit prickeln auf der Zunge. Abgang kaum vorhanden.
for your first taste of a single malt.
Exellence entry level single malt, fresh and fruity.Single malt with a delicately balanced fragance.
Fresh and fruity with a hint of fresh pear juice
Sweet, fruity notes, cream, malt and oak
De klassieke smaak van Glenfiddich. Met een neus van peer en licht vanille. Echt fijn!
Spicy on le nez, a lot of oak presents itself.... and then drops it's robe to reveal rich fruity and malty
Spicy: pepper, oak, toffee
More of the same, but with some burnt sugar offerings and orchard fruits
Tight, dry, more sugar.... and a lingering barrel character
Ich like this one to compare whiskies because in opinion ist is in in the middle of almost every taste.
Slightly weaker flavour than 15 yo. Generally fine, smooth.
very fruity whiskey. taste of young pear.
Not fery special
sweet, apple/pear, malt. killer!
Good value everyday malt with a reasonable taste, having this around hangl you hang on to your expensive fans for longer
Good for a Sunday evening
very nice, soft and ballance
Great starter scotch. Rich delicate sweet
classic but simple
great beginner scotch. light and delicate
Very drinkable. Not my best tasting whisky but I'm never without one in my collection and it's always opened or near empty. Go figure :-)
Pears and apples in this watery, yet popular dram.
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