Reviewed by: Nick
If this website were not called Whisky Waffle, then I could sum up the Glenfiddich 18 Year Old in just three words:
Goes. Down. Nicely.
Of course, we all know that’s not how I roll and I’d like to expand on those three words just a little.
Goes: Of all 18 Year Old whiskies in the world, the Glenfid is probably the most accessible. I picked it up for 98 bucks here in Aus when it was on special – a pretty remarkable price for something that has been in ex-bourbon barrels (and a few ex-oloroso casks) long enough to be of drinking age.
Down: the 18 Year Old’s main drawcard is its drinkability. It is one smooth drop. For seasoned whisky fans this might even be a disadvantage – some might consider it a bit boring. Not me. My biggest challenge is looking down at my glass to find I’ve already polished it off.
Nicely: Yep – it tastes good. On the nose are apples, grapefruit and pears alongside a smidge of oak. The palate is soft with notes of honey, cinnamon and vanilla, while the finish is medium in length leaving lingering flavours of apple-based baked goods.
If you find it cheaply, this is worth getting – especially if you are looking for a whisky that, well, goes down nicely!