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Glenfiddich 12 year old, 40%

Price: $37 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

The world's best-selling single malt. Isn't that sufficient to give this dram some respect? It might be me, but it strikes me that 'Fiddich has more heft to it these days, with a sherried element giving the pear, apple, and light cereal of the distillery character a sweet, plump, sultana underpinning. This then adds chewiness to the palate, balancing the dry nuttiness and receding on the finish where those green fruits come through to add fresh acidity. Great balance.