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Afternoon all!

Well, I’m a lucky boy.

The fine folks of Glenfiddich saw fit to furnish me with a sample set of three whiskies. This is the one I mentioned a week ago- the Miniature Single Malt Whisky Gift Set.

Empowered with ABV 40% and retailing at £14.99, the set contains three 5cl bottles- 12, 15 and 18 years old. You can sample each age and decide which is to your taste.

Well, I did, with the help of my delightful girlfriend Becki, who assisted with her own buds.

You may still have time to grab one for father’s day tomorrow. The gift set is very pretty, with nice coloured bottles inside coloured tubes. Behold:

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Note that the glass is not included, that’s my own Glenfiddich fanboy glass and it seemed appropriate for the test. So, what are the results?

Well, as you can imagine, the older whiskies were stronger and more flavoursome. None of them were bland by any measure. For a nonniseur, I think the 12 year would suffice quite well. Even I didn’t detect a massive range between them; they just got more full-bodied. The older whiskies have a little more burn. It’s a preference thing.

I would say that I’d put the 12 year old, 15 year old and then 18 year old in order of preference (leave it), but I didn’t have to fork out for them. There isn’t that much difference- warm belly, fuzzy feeling, burny woody taste. Becki felt pretty much the same:

“[the Glenfiddich scotch whisky] was full flavoured, rich… warming. I dunno.”

My thoughts exactly. Anyway, it’s a nice pressie!



by Bret

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