Nose: Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted and delicately balanced.
Taste: Characteristic sweet, fruity notes. Develops into butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavours.
Finish: A long smooth and mellow finish.
Customer Reviews: (37 reviews)
The 12 year old is a fine tipple. Just because it is in every shop doesn't mean it is not a fine dram!
- anonymous, 25th June
There is alot of coments saying that Glenfiddich 12 is bland, and in the past I would have agreed with them but I tried this recently and was blown away by not only how much it had improved but by how good it was in general, baked apple, pear, brown sugar, caramel, highland toffee and a touch of peat. nice to see it back to it's former glory a very nice dram.
- Paddy, Edinburgh, 26th May
One of my first single malts. Floral and estery on the nose. Not much complexity and could feel quite bland, but still very smooth and enjoyable. Very good for before meals and drinking on empty stomach.
- Vintage, 19th May
One of the best malt whiskers I have tasted
- anonymous, 16th April
A good, widely available, entry level malt and probably one of the first you are likely to taste. It doesn't take a genius to know there are more complex whiskies around, even the step up to the Glenfiddich 15yr is significant, but the 12yr is a pleasant and easy drinking starting point for anyone trading up from standard blends.
- The Colonel, 14th April
Decent Speysider for beginners; however, more advanced drinkers will easily recognize the lack of depth. 18 Year Old is the best in the series, without a doubt.
- anonymous, 29th Jul '12
Consistent over years and years. Aable at a fraction above blends and grains, this has to be THE definative single malt for so many people. Yes there are better (My favourite is Lagavulin distillers, but it's 3 times the price of this) but for reliable, drinkable 'baseline' malt whisky there are a precious few who can be such valu and so reliable...
- borgliminah, 15th Jun '12
Much similar to the Glenlivet 12, Glenfiddich 12 is a terrific scotch to Single Malt Newcomers, and a decent scotch all round. very fruity aromas both diluted and undiluted as well as being relatively smooth on the mouth feel, Glenfiddich 12 is an excellent dram for its price and goes well any time of the year.
- FoxHound, 6th Jun '12
The fiddich 12 may be young, but it's a light and elegant malt, maybe not as challenging to the palate as an older scotch but every bit as enjoyable. People hating on its popularity aside, it's about a billion times better than your standard johnnie walker red (gag).
- anonymous, 29th Nov '11
Having tried a few malts this year, Dalmore, Jura, Old Pulteney, Bowmore, and Glenfiddich-15 to name a handful, i'd rather avoided buying this one as it's such a common staple in most people's eyes. How wrong i was. What a lovely 12yr old Speyside, light and fruity. I even prefered it to the 15yr. Highly recommended.
- anonymous, 27th Nov '11
great beginners whisky. Fresh and light. But when you go further, especially to smoky/peaty or sherry monsters side, this one feels flat.
- Povilas, 8th Nov '11
Not a bad malt,nice nose, some complex flavours going on but it does burn quite a bit on the chest some other singles in this price range do not burn my chest as much.
- Richard F, 1st Nov '11
A great single malt. In my personal rating (I am not a Whiskey connoisseur) this is one is in the top section, but I would go with Dalmore if I have to choose between the two.
- RajP, 17th Sep '11
Tastes do vary, and some vary with expectation and price. To my taste the 12 has more 'zing' than the 18. There is a hint of talking down the 12 because it is common stuff. It is common because it is popular through good marketing, presentation, and (not the least) taste. At the price it is good value, although some of the non aged statement cask finished malts now challenge it and other similar whiskies.
- anonymous, 4th Jul '11
glenfiddich will forever be in my heart as the one that turned me away from the god awful bourbon lols, first single malt i tried and loved it im sorry glenlivet may be better in your opinion but i will forever be loyal to glenfiddich have tried 15 and 18 love them all
- anonymous, 26th Jun '11
Blond-weak body. Nose wet-wood
- cii, 15th May '11
Fruity, easy and smooth. There is not much complexity. A nice, affordable malt for beginners.
- Mikko, 30th Apr '11
the most consistent scotch you will ever try
- anonymous, 23rd Mar '11
I suppose if you wanted to be mean you could say it is a bit bland but it is hard to deny that this is a delicious dram with a satisfying classiness and quality and a great lingering fruitiness.
- anonymous, 14th Feb '11
i only like glinffich .i love it .very smooth.out standing taste.belive in better