Glenfiddich 14yr Bourbon Barrel Reserve Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Glenfiddich 14yr Bourbon Barrel Reserve

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  • Distiller:

    Glenfiddich

  • Bottler:

    Glenfiddich

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    14 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I get that they make more money and it’s more “mass-market friendly” at 40% – 43%, but it would be even more robust at 46% and NCF. Anyways, bottom line on the Glenfiddich 14 is there’s nothing to hate on, but nothing to celebrate either.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's an easy-sipper that does indeed bring more bourbon-esque qualities to the single malt realm.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The palate is also peachy, highlighted by hints of almond, oak and sandalwood. The finish is drying and lightly spiced.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and creamy as the spices fade, leaving behind the sweeter honey, vanilla, and dark chocolate notes.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: All told: A classic, bourbon-barrel-heavy rendition of one of Speyside’s most classic single malts.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: For an age stated, 14yr product in US market only, it’s really not bad at all but at $50, I’m turning my eyes towards other bottles.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: While this is a fun and enjoyable departure for Glenfiddich collectors, it is probably unlikely to make an instantaneous convert out of most bourbon loyalists.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: Toffee, caramel, vanilla, and cinnamon on the palate, while the finish is nutty, with notes of char. The closest Glenfiddich gets to producing a bourbon!
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  • Intro:

    This is an ex-bourbon matured Glenfiddich.

  • Nose:

    Creamy apples and pears, theres a good deal of vanilla and molasses also. Minor cinnamon spice, but nothing too heavy.

  • Taste:

    Mild and fruity, sweet with vanilla and cream and a mild char. Its not deep or complex but its light and unassuming. I dont mind it, it seems like a great dram for a picnic or for sitting on the porch reading. Despite its lack of depth, it is well blended with everything melding together nicely.

  • Finish:

    Medium and gentle. Not a whole lot here besides some nice light molasses and apples/pears.

  • Overall:

    It's not bad. If it were a couple dollars cheaper, I'd be all over it at the store. For an age stated, 14yr product in US market only, it's really not bad at all but at $50, I'm turning my eyes towards other bottles. All in all though, despite being light and simple, it's a nice summer dram.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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