| Malt Advocate 86 points (Aug 2013)
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
Wine Enthusiast 93 points (Dec 2013)
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
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points (Mar 2013)
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.