Glenfiddich 30
Added on Friday, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:21 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 30 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $250 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
This smells really, really yummy.  Honey, barley, some sherry, and cloves.  The palate delivers on the yum.  Yum!  Easy-drinking, yet full of flavor.  Mainly moderate sherry, honey, and very light spice... that doesn't sound like much, but what's here works very well.  Semi-dry.  Finish is long, warming, and never hot.  This is one I kept having to retaste, and never could quite put a finger on what it is I like about it... but I like it! 
N: Initially oak dominated, then the richness and flan-like burnt sugar rancio thing gets going (yeah I use that word too much, step off).  I remarked "This is old". And I was right!
P: Vegetal and spicy with some light smoke.
F: Smoke gets mixed up with a little cherry sherry, almost goes medicinal but never gets there.  Doesn't really matter, it works just fine. 
I really wanted to like this more, but Glenfiddich does not seem to gain much from aging.  Not bad.  Not worth $250.   

N: springtime with plastic flowers


P: lavendar soap.   

When this was tasted blind, I never would have thought that it was 30 years old.  It was still light and fruity and had some oak vanillas but not like most 30 year olds I have had.  It was good ad solid whisky but nothing special at all.  I would have said it was mid-teens at best and not worth the price tag (although still decent for a 30 year). 
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