Glenfiddich, probably the world’s most famous distillery, was founded in 1876, with the first spirit running of the stills in 1887. It has since then established itself as a definite crowd favourite and the number one selling single malt in the world. With a production capacity of more than 10,000,000 litres of alcohol per year it is both the largest distillery and the world’s most awarded single malt.
Interestingly, the Grant family, who started the company way back when, still owns it to this day. One of the major reasons behind the burgeoning success of the 20th century is due to the fact that they were the first distillery to introduce single malt Whisky to the international stage. The company has a range of malts of all ages, each with their own set of specific fans.
The classic 18 YO ‘Fiddich bottling is everything what a true Speysider should have. This extremely drinkable specimen is blended from Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks and delivers that distinguished vigorous and full and on the other hand soft body for a really long period of time. A living legend, we tell you.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Glenfiddich 18 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavor finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.
Extremely smooth with notes smoked and sweet. Excellent!
The only scotch I like
Fruity upfront, not a long finish Wish it was just a bit higher proof.
Really enjoyed this Whisky. My favourite of the 12,15,18 year series. Much richer than the 15 years. Less fruitiness but much more savoury notes, caramel and some non-peat smokiness. Full of flavour!!
Took nearly a month to arrive so we tried it the moment it was delivered. Very smooth, lovely caramel flavor.
Smooth as Barry White on Saturday night.
I enjoy Jack Daniels no. 7 more, and it a little harsh
Sherry, cotton candy, pepper, spice. I liked it better with just a tiny piece of ice it toned down the burn. Very drinkable, love the smell.
I love a glenfiddich and this one lives up to my expectations. Would definitely buy it again.
Sexxellant forsure super smooth Just what I was looking for
Super smooth. Great value (taste for price). Great neat. Delicious although more subtle than younger variations. Less bright apple flavor, but still fruity and sweet and delicious. Would definitely continue to stock the bar with this. Not perfect, but perfectly drinkable.
Fruits. Toffee. Grapefruit. Ginger. Dried sherry
Awesome whiskey. Notes of caramel and floral. Definitely one to have at your home bar
As expected given the name, good dram
I'm not usually a lover of scotch in fact this was a gift for my husband. He loves it and I actually enjoy sipping it. It's very smooth and the over powering scotch flavor that I usually turn my nose up at is subtle and enjoyable.
This was flavorful, smooth and pleasant.
Smoothest whiskey I’ve ever had. Can drink neat or on the rocks. I have a hard time not going back for seconds.
Sadly not very good for a 18 year old scotch
This is my favourite.
Fine crisp taste that lingers and breathes wonderfully in the nostrils
Just, hard to beat this one. If a scotch lover must have.
The 18yr Glenfiddich is my favorite. The 21 is very smooth, like drink out of a juice glass smooth, but doesn't have enough body left for my taste. I think the 18 strikes the perfect balance.
I was very disappointed with this year. It’s almost like it struggled to figure out what it wanted to be. It’s not smooth at any point in the tasting. It’s very possible that it’s just me but I would suggest that you try a sample first before buying. However, the 15 year was very enjoyable especially for the price.
When it comes to 18 year olds, she's the one I grab.
I love this whisky
I visited them when I traveled to Scotland
Smooth and flavorful
Sweet and delicious. If the flavors came through to the nose like they do the palate, this would be a ten.
Best overall scotch I've had to date. Very smooth. Absolutely worth the price.
Below 18, and Glenfiddich is not that great.
Oh my. Nicely peated and just floats. Soft finish.
Beautiful amber color. Plenty of fruit notes like apple, a bit of raisins, oak, vanilla and honey. In the mouth some spices appear with sweet notes of honey and a long and smooth aftertaste.
Very smooth. Not to over powering.
Found this bottle to be very spicy for my taste. Would recommend for a cold night or an evening in a log cabin.
Glenfiddich has been the most popular name in the single-malt world, and for good reason. The 18-year is another example of the brand’s smooth and crisp qualities. A more prominent sherry-influenced dram than its younger counterparts, the dried fruit and nutty notes hit the nose and tongue at first, but the brand’s core notes of caramel, white fruit (red apple in this case), and soft vanilla soon take over, leading to a quick and somewhat dry finish. A good dram to be sure, but I can’t help that I find better complexity in younger (and less expensive) whiskies. If you’re a fan of Glenfiddich, you won’t go wrong in picking this up. If you are looking for an 18-year whisky that lives up to its age, look elsewhere.
Exceptional, sweet, smooth. The perfect first bottle for a new scotch aficionado.
Easy to drink, doesn’t explore much though.
Average scotch; enjoyable but not exceptional
Excellent character with a dried fruit and sherry.
Easily one of my favorites.
My absolut favourite
this is one I'll keep so good
Full rich palette that is not to over powering. Great for any occasion
This is another one I will keep in the house.
Very very smooth
Sweet but with enough bite to get your attention. Very drinkable.
Very soft on the nose. Fresh squeezed oranges and fruit. Caramel and vanilla on the tongue with a short finish.
Oh man. So good
Smooth, Sweet, Nice
Not really much to it "BORING." Smooth but lacks complexity and low abv, you can find much better for less monies.
I'd go as far as to say that this whisky is the finest of their regular range. It completely outshines the 12 and 15. Extremely smooth, sweet, an archetype of what Glenfiddich is trying to reflect. However, in order to gain an appreciation for it, you have to drink the other two in succession and compare it to other 18 year olds. That, and be willing to shell out the money for it; at that point, it loses its attractiveness.
Delicious flavor very smooth. It's a staple
Ive had the 12 year old and loved it... this bottle has been my next desired conquest but funds are needed for that lol.
Amazing and worth the money.
The 18 is a staple for any bar. Any of the single barrel "Glen's" you can't go wrong with. This one in particular, with its neighbor Tomatin 18 are equals in my book, just one is by far less expensive then the other!
The 15 year is equally as enjoyable, if not better, at a lesser price.
Sharp nose, but smooth taste
This was my first bottle of whisky. I was simple amazed and it started my path of love to whisky.