Glenfiddich XX Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Glenfiddich XX

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  • Distiller:

    Glenfiddich

  • Bottler:

    Glenfiddich

  • ABV:

    47%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long with lingering spices balanced by honey, vanilla, and dried fruits. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Finish: quite long, quite tannic, quite spicy, but the apples and the dryish raisins are keeping the freshness.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The palate is also sherry-restrained, though here more citrus notes make themselves known — though with more of a lime influence than an orange one.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: On the palate, candied fruits appear, along with the oak and vanilla, but closely followed by cinnamon and roasted almonds. The finish is long and oaky.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This was actually really nice. Unique, different – not amazing, but also not a gimmicky let down like I was concerned it might be. 
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Advocate
  • Excerpt: The palate is full and sweet, with oranges and lemons, fudge, plump sultanas, milk chocolate, and tangy spices. Drying steadily to fruity oakiness in the relatively lengthy finish.
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  • Intro:

    "The second release in Glenfiddichs Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse. The 20 chosen whiskies were then married by Malt Master Brian Kinsman to create this single malt you see before your eyes." - Master of Malt

  • Nose:

    Apples, pears, laffy taffy. Banana nerd candies. Honey, vanilla, sweet caramel. Very light and effervescent. Mildly doughy.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. Honey, fresh baked bread, caramels, apple pie. The elevated proof helps here a LOT. Some heat, but the extra richness of the fruits and caramel is nice. No artificial candy note here.

  • Finish:

    Short, sweet, fruity, and bready. No real heat here.

  • Overall:

    This was actually really nice. Unique, different - not amazing, but also not a gimmicky let down like I was concerned it might be. For the price of Glenfiddich 15, I think it performs about the same, although it is significantly different in ways.

  • Score:

    5

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