Released in Spring 2010, this Glenfiddich Rich Oak has spent 14 years in ex-bourbon casks in the traditional way, before two separate finishes of 12 weeks in new European oak and six weeks in new American oak before bottling. We like the sound of this.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Speyside Single Malt NAS
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CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingAge14 Year OldCask TypeNew Oak Finish
Very smooth, like all glenfiddich it is nice, but 15 yr old is much better!
- anonymous, 1st May
just got this for my birthday ....fantastic favours!
- stutay67, 15th April
This one stands out wholesale ! Very smooth and delicious. A serious contender to my favourite which is Glengoyne 10 yr.
- Flash from Salisbury, 31st Dec '13
Been tasting it for a month or more. Yes it is smooth and approachable like most Glenfiddich products. The nose is slightly sweet with some vanilla hints and then nothing. The taste is much the same with no serious pressure on ones senses. There is no finish other then a burning on the side of the tongue, about as complex as a supermarket grape. I like it as a beer chaser, great beginners drink but nothing that would interest an avid scotch drinker.
- Al from Kingston, 23rd Dec '13
In my top 3!!! Next to the 21yr old and abunadh. Well done is so smooth, great!
- jp, 7th Jul '13
As with the Glenfiddich 15yr, the Rich Oak has a unique ageing process. If you are like me and enjoy experiencing many different whiskies to educate your palate this is definitely worth a try. Another excellent, affordable product from Glenfiddich.
- The Colonel, 11th Apr '13
Having been brought up in Speyside I have been a whisky drinker for over 30 years and have always preferred the local whiskies my favourites being Balvenie,Glenlivet,Aberlour and Macallan.I,ve never been a fan of Glenfiddich often thinking it over-rated but I recently received a bottle of Rich Oak for my birthday and have to say it is an exceptionally lovely drink,very smooth and wonderful flavours.Well done Glenfiddich!
- Aberlour Loon ,2nd Feb 2013, 3rd Feb '13
My god is this great full of flavour I just love it been a Glenfiddich drinker for many years and it does get better keep it up you guys.
- Ted, 14th Aug '12
bought this for my dad for his birthday, hes right into his whisky as am i, when a bought this there wasnt a shadow of doubt that he was gona love this. my dad and i love the 12,15 and 18....so i am sure he'll love this fine speyside gem.
- Gaelic Viking, 6th Dec '11
The caramel is dominant in the nose, but unfortunately for my taste a little too dry on the palate, a little too acid. The oak is rich alright though. Letting this whisky breathe brings out the best of it ...
- anonymous, 17th Oct '11
- anonymous, 30th Jul '11
Amazing knowledge in cask influence, this whisky is exceptionally good.For its prize its absolutely amazing value for money.I have bought 2 bottles, soon in need of a third.This is sooo smooth with a really spicy oak smell/taste to it.My suggestion?DONT BUY IT!Save them for me, haha.Love it!!
- Lars Nilsson, 30th Jul '11
My girlfriend got me a bottle of this. so glad she did. thanks Melanie.
- Stewie Ramone, 25th May '11
Smooth, smooth, smooth. First the smooth smell. Second the smooth swill. Third the smooth swallow. Yum
- Aussiecatwoman, 17th Apr '11
Never really liked glenfiddich that much, but this is superb - hope this one stays around - :)
- chequered demon, 22nd Dec '10
This is one of my favorite expression within the age range 0-15 years (together with Glendronach 15 YO, Laphroaig 10 YO CS, Macallan 12 YO Sherry wood and some independent bottlings). Brian Kinsman has really hit the spot with this one. Try it! Also even though you don't like Glenfiddich.
- Casper, 7th Oct '10
fantastic, just as wonderful as its pre`decessor toasted oak reserve, slight toffee notes with just a hint of spice and a gentle smoky finish this is an exceptionally rich single malt:
- A Hart, 30th Aug '10
Yes, this is very good indeed, full rounded and flavoursome
- Davepat, 6th Aug '10
crickey this is tasty!!!
- mighty quaid, 30th Jun '10
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