Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

This is my first actual scotch bottle I purchased. My initial decision was to get a Macallan 12 but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get something much more expensive without being able to drink it neat yet. In the end I decided to just get a cheaper lower-end single malt.

Glenfiddich’s core range is in the 12, 15, 18 and 21 year old variants. The company is owned by William Grand & Sons. Their distillery is located in Dufftown which is in the Speyside region. The 12 year old variant is aged in Oloroso sherry casks and bourbon casks. Fun fact, the brands logo is a symbolic reference to its name which means “Valey of the Deer”.

Purchased a 40% ABV 700ml bottle for RM 198.80 from Herbs N’ Foods Taipan. Nosing and tasting done on a Glencairn glass.

Nose: slight acetone, pear, spices and a little bit of honey
Taste: similar to nosing notes but more spice; a bit of sunflower seeds too
Finish: medium, slight alcohol burn and spicy with pair notes
Score: 75/100

It’s my first review and I’ve only tried very few other scotches (can barely remember what they tasted like), so I’m thinking a 75/100 would do it. My review is also heavily influenced by other reviews on Reddit, Youtube and also the official taste description by Glenfiddich.

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