It's definitely not bad. It's definitely not fantastic. But 'Fiddich 12 is my "barometer" that I use to calibrate my palate and compare other single malts to. For that reason -- plus the fact that it's what I'm often drinking in a "bar bar" when I need a malt -- it's the whisky that I drink the most of, by far.
For me, it's a great example of a pleasing single malt that isn't very remarkable or interesting, yet I always enjoy it. Fruity, sweet, and light with nutty notes. Easy and easy and easy.
For me one of the classic, simple all around whisky tastes that I compare most malts to that are not sherried or peated. Nose is simple vanilla and classic bourbon cask notes. Palate is simply easy and drinkable and not in any way a stand-out. But then again...that is what it is supposed to be....
I return to my first ever malt. For years, this was the only whisky I drank. Now, I pretty much only drink it in the airport. The nose is sweet and fruity with fruit cocktail. The palate reminds me why I drank it for so long, sweet, malty and extremely drinkable. It's Glenfiddich 12, it almost defines the B-: Good whisky, worth trying.