Glenfiddich 19yr Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Glenfiddich 19yr Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish

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  • Distiller:

    Glenfiddich

  • Bottler:

    Glenfiddich

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    19 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: We need a version at 45 or 46% of this. The base is simply superb in my opinion, but the spirit’s a little too light to support the treatment. Again, just my opinion.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: There's even something smoky lingering beneath it all, like tobacco. Complex and well balanced but with a shorter finish than one might expect of a 19 year whisky.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It was really hard to get much on the palate and the finish, and I’m left disappointed. I’ll take 15yr Solera over this any day. 
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s a good expression of Glenfiddich, but like the Glenfiddich 18 it needs more oomph to get this to the next level.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: The palate is sweet and smooth with a pickup of gingery spices toward the finish. Well balanced and quite a departure.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Believe it or not, I prefer the 19-Year-Old in front of me to Glenfiddich's OB 18 Year-Old. The nineteen is more complex and satisfying--even though its younger cousin has a longer and a drier finish. 
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  • Intro:

    This is an interesting release from Glenfiddich featuring 19yr spirit that was matured in Madeira casks.

  • Nose:

    Sweet bread, apples, honey. Light fig. Jammy currants. Leather, faint spice, like clove and cinnamon. Vanilla cream. Very muted, overall.

  • Taste:

    Thin mouth feel. No heat, though. Vanilla, some leather. Light tobacco note. Faint sweetness, some jammy blackberry. Musty.

  • Finish:

    Short, abysmally one noted. Vanilla, cinnamon and light currant. Then its gone.

  • Overall:

    I dont often complain about ABV on scotch, but this needs more. This was interesting, but so muted, closed off and just timid. It was really hard to get much on the palate and the finish, and Im left disappointed. Ill take 15yr Solera over this any day.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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