Glenfiddich 30 (2008)


Distillery/Brand: Glenfiddich
Region: Speyside
ABV: 43%
Colour: Deep Gold

Nose: 24
Taste: 24
Finish: 23
Balance: 23

I have a deep rooted respect for Glenfiddich because they are responsible for making single malts popular across the globe. Not only with their strong marketing efforts but with their consistently good tasting malts.

I reviewed the 30 year old a while ago but recently came across this 2008 bottling which is rumored to have spirits from as far back as the 60s.

Nose: The nose reminds me of the 18 but is more refined with a strong elegance. The sherry is unmistakeable and brings out the chocolate nuts and burnt orange which is so characteristic of this distillery. And for the first time in my life I got a whiff of blue denim jeans. Don’t ask my how. It flashed in my head so I’m writing it down.

Palate: The candied orange on the palate is just gorgeous. Dark pepper and chocolate syrup rule in a creamy dance of decadence. This is the perfect mouthfeel intensifying the longer you hold it.

Finish: The long gorgeous finish clings to your mouth urging you to give the malt another go. Quick!

Rating: 94