Review: New Glenfiddich 1977 VintageSeptember 25th, 2008
Glenfiddich (Cask #4414), 1977 Vintage, 54.1%, $750
Very elegant and refined. Obviously this whisky was aged in a pristine sherry cask. The flavors are very clean and well-defined. Gently sweet and fruity, with golden raisin, candy apple, and red raspberry jam. There’s delicate pineapple, dried cherry, coconut and vanilla too, with a polished oak finish. A very classy Glenfiddich. Not as bold and spicy as last year’s 1976 vintage (which I had a hand in selecting but, ironically, don’t like as much). This new vintage approaches the caliber of the 1973 Vintage release from two years ago which I still think is the best one in recent years.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 91