Scotch Wars: The Glenrothes Select Reserve vs Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt

7 Nov

So The Glenrothes won a pretty easy fight against the Chivas Regal 12 year old, but how did it do against the Glenfiddich 12 year old?

The Glenrothes Select Reserve Scotch Whisky ($69.99)

Hm I am starting to see a weakness in the Scotch Wars format. There are only so many times I can say “James’ opinion of this hasn’t changed”. But anyway – he thought the Glenrothes was light, fruity, but overpriced.

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (showing as $57.99 on the Dan Murphy website, but I’m pretty sure we bought it for $49.99)

James said that the Glenfiddich tastes how he thinks scotch should taste. It has shot straight to the top of his list for an easy drinking daily scotch (admittedly against fairly weak opponents). He said it’s not fruity, but he’s not sure if it’s peaty, given that he hasn’t really tasted any peaty scotches. He said he mainly finds the Glenfiddich comforting and warm, so it’s nice without being particularly distinctive.

The Winner

The Glenfiddich! James has already started on his next scotch, a Glen Moray 12 year old (man he goes through them fast!) but after that I’m going to make him try something peaty.

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5 Responses to “Scotch Wars: The Glenrothes Select Reserve vs Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt”

  1. Cat November 7, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    I have a really peaty scotch at home (Caol Ila) that James can try so you don’t have to invest in a whole bottle?

    • pamperedhousewife November 7, 2011 at 10:54 am #

      Ooh awesome. James will have to save some of his scotch for you too. We can do it on baking day (and also visit the chickens)

      • Cat November 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

        the DANCING chickens =)

  2. Rasta Sunda November 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    i need that guy’s….

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    […] Moray), but Glenfiddich won resoundingly. Surprisingly though, James rates the Glen Moray below the Glenrothes. I guess he really doesn’t like that […]

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