Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Glen Fohdry 12 Single Malt Scotch

Glen Fohdry Speyside Single Malt Whisky is for today's review. This brand is completely new to me & I intend to uncover the story behind it & also the tasting notes in today's post. 
Selected this one because it has a higher ABV of 47.1% & is Non-Chill filtered. After reviewing close to hundred whiskies, I have developed a liking for higher ABV's because of the flavor. Let's see if this meets my expectation. 
Reads the product story "The Glen Fohdry Single Malt Whisky has been distilled and matured in the renowned Speyside Whisky region of Scotland in traditional American Oak casks and has laid undistributed for a minimum of 12 years prior to bottling." It is a brand owned by a larger company called  Quality Spirits International that manages private label business for the group. I think this is a private label of Total Wine. 

Vital Stats- Glen Fohdry Aiteal on Oir Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Price- $39.99
Age- 12 years
ABV- 47.1%
Region- Speyside 
Distillery- The Glen Fohdry Malt Company, Bellshill,Scotland
Awards won-  Double Gold,2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition 

Tasting info-
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Bright Gold

Aroma- Spices, cinnamon, fruits, pears, apple, vanilla. Oak & dark chocolate.
Flavor- Sweet, creamy butternut, vanilla, oak,green apple, caramel
Body- Medium bodied
Finish- Short, sweet,slightly lingering
SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
Disappointed because I expected it to be a little strong and flavorful as it is 47% ABV & non chill filtered. It did not meet my expectations & failed to impress my palette.  
Occasions Best enjoyed- Casual Drinking
Cocktails- None.Enjoy neat, rocks or with club soda
Food Pairing- Protein rich chicken dumpling soup

SJ's Pro Tip- For similar price range I would gladly buy Glenfiddich 12 instead of this.

I have been on this journey to find out the truth behind every bottle of liquor. Some bring joy, some do not.This one disappointed me, the quest continues..One World Many Malts! 
Enjoy responsibly! Let me know your experience if you have tried it. Cheers! 
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  1. Hi, nice review. I've not tried this but I tried the Glen Fohdry French Oak Cask, which is a NAS Speyside single malt, bottled at 47.1% ABV, aged in American oak casks initially, then in "French Wine Casks," whatever that may be. I paid $32.99 at Total Wine.

    I like the French Oak Cask. It has similar characteristics to your description of the 12, maybe less fruit and sweetness but more wood and spice components. Its a different take on Speyside, that's for sure. Almost reminds me more of a Highland profile. To tell you the truth, I'm liking it, but I won't buy it again! As you say, the quest continues.(!)

    Thanks for your work, I've enjoyed your reviews!

    1. Hi there! Thank you for taking interest & time to share your valuable comment. Also, happy you enjoy reading my reviews. Yes ! the quest continues, my goal is to help people(including myself) select the best whisky. We continue this quest together.. One World, Many Malts!


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