Advent Calendar 22/24. This is an old favourite that I picked out of a police line-up a while ago as my favourite Glenfiddich. My tastes have moved on a bit since then though and this seems a little more robust that it perhaps once used to, but still a good pick and great value.
Nose – Fresh but rich. Honeyed apples, a little cereal edge providing structure to a lightly sherried profile. Sweet and well balanced.
Body – Spicy, firmly and brightly wooded, boldly malted. A honeyed, cereal delivery.
Finish – Long and sweet. Loads of cough candy and a lingering pear and wood bitterness.
What's not good about it: Quite bright, sharp and sweet. Reasonably challenging and a really structured malt, which lacks a little opulence.
What’s good about it: Really fabulous nose, very sweet and balanced but with depth and freshness. Long, interesting finish, good fruit and a good balancing wood spice and structure.