Malt Advocate 86 points – 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. (Summer 2013) Reviewed by: Dave Broom (Aug 2013)
Wine Enthusiast 93 points – Lush and rich, this honeyed whisky is loaded with dense notes of creamy custard and tropical fruit, finishing with a flourish of baking spice. – Best Buy (Dec 2013)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points – Bright gold hue, with mineral iodine and crushed sea shell notes on the nose. The palate opens with rich sherry flavors, along with sweet oak, dried fruits, caramel flavors, flowers, and a sumptuous texture. Has a salty, spicy and woody finish. A whisky with many layers. (Mar 2013)
NOSE Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted single malt with a delicately balanced fragrance. TASTE Characteristic sweet, fruity notes. Develops into elements of butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavor. FINISH Long, smooth and mellow.