I feel bad for making a movie reference of something good compared to a poor showing. There Will Be Blood was good but that was the first thought that came to my mind after Glenfiddich 12 year old single malt.
Glenfiddich 12 yrs is matured in American bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casks. Very oily stuff, something that Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis’ character in the movie) would be keen of.
I’m not a fan of big oil finishes in a whisky. Unfortunately this dram had one. Oil kept dripping down my throat, which wouldn’t be a big problem if the whisky was okay in other ways.
Nose: Floral notes with malt and some honey. Bit stingy with nothing really dominating.
Taste: Light with floral notes and spices. No character really. A flat and watery dram.
Finish: Oak with oil, I mean “big time stuck to your palate” kind of oil.
Balance: Consistently dull. Rough and light whisky, not for my taste buds. Lowest scoring single malt whisky in my book so far.
Nose: 17 | Taste: 16 | Finish: 16 | Balance: 16
Overall score: 65