We select our favourite top 10 Bourbon-matured whisky expressions which highlight distillery spirit character and quality.
A reasonably enjoyable and simple Bourbon-cask matured Glenfiddich, worthy of inclusion into their 19 year old Age of Discovery series, sits nicely as a comparator for the Madeira Cask and Red Wine Cask expressions. A nice example of how ex-bourbon cask maturation can work really well in older expressions, a good balance between cask and spirit characters in here too. 87/100
Glenfiddich 18 Years Old (Official Bottling) 40% ABV, £50-55 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: We use fine Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust […]
Glenfiddich 15 Years Old Solera (Official Bottling) 40% ABV, £30-35 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: Our 15 Year Old expression is a truly special single malt that exemplifies our family’s tradition […]
For a standard expression and at this price point I would be more than happy to buy the Glenfiddich 12 year Old – simply what is their not to like about this single malt? However it has a few older brothers – two of which are simply spectacular; the 14 year old Rich oak and 15 year old Solera. If you find either of these on offer it is not a hard decision to pick the older expressions, if not get the 12 it is damn good anyway! 82/100