Glenfiddich 21-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Gran Reserva - Rum Cask Finish
Stated Age
21 years old
Rum Cask Finish
Batch 35
43.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Cask Selection: 35
Bottle code
L34V 4072 2101
Added on
12 Oct 2011 9:35 pm

Average value

€ 159.50

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 21-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.15 points

  1. p4blo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I never cared about Glenfiddich much, but I find this dram really good. Maybe tt caught me off guard a bit.
    • Nose
      Fruity notes of pineapple, melon, papaya and mango, then some sugar, honey, caramel, exotic wood, some aromatic spices and herbs. Alcohol is not perfectly masked.
    • Taste
      Rounded, thick, oily even. Very sweet with white chocolate, honey, cheesecake, caramel, fudge, exotic fruit salad and the slightest touch of lemon.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy pepper at first, after a moment the sweetness of the exotic fruits adds up.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Best Glenfiddich I've had so far, although I have to admit that I've never given much attention to this distillery.
    • Nose
      Red apple, currant, caramel, cinnamon, banana, honey, vanilla and a floral touch.
    • Taste
      Warming with toffee, apple, cinnamon, rum, banana, vanilla and clove. In a way also some straight spirit that somehow reminds of a blend. A depleted re-re-refill cask that they have perhaps tried to cover with the finish?
    • Finish
      Toffee, apple, bitter dark chocolate, banana, raisin and clove.

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Spicy, fresh, fruity, pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      87 87
      Malty, wet hay, little honey, nutmeg, raisins, some dried fruits, tobacco, old sherry wood, cooked fruits, jam, little meaty, beef stock
    • Taste
      88 88
      Little punchy, fruity, good sweetness, cooked apricots, apple mash, little nutty, spicy, little woody, ginger, pepper, cloves, little cinnamon
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, warm, spicy, zesty, more cooked fruits and woody notes

  5. The_Independent scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky. The rum finish is not obtrusive but is still recognizable. Overall, however, it does not quite meet my expectations, which I had at the age of 21 and the age group.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Heavy, sweet fruits, overripe peach, melon, tropical notes, some molasses, honey. Everything could be a little more intense. The alcohol occasionally gets through.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily texture, quite heavy, sweet, spicy, honey, rum raisins, becoming slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, sweet and bitter, some molasses again, rum raisins, dark chocolate

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Dried fruits, raisins in rum, warm and sweet, fruity, some wood, a hint of vanilla, aromatic and pleasant.

    At first arrack-sweet, then spicy with oak, not bitter ...

    warm, soft, sweet-tart, balanced, at the end fading sweet in a very long finish.

  7. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    • Nose
      honey, floral, apple shampoo, caramel skin, a lot of vanilla and lacquered wood ... a little deeper milky notes (22)
    • Taste
      Sherry, spicy, herbal bitterness ... rounded but slightly liquid (21)
    • Finish
      Fruit finish, a bit of wood and leather, vanilla, varnish, herbal mustard, caramel (21)

  8. Kaysersdråber scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A noble, wonderfully mature Glenfiddich - already a toppaint!
    The Rumfässer are best seen in the smell!
    • Nose
      sweet, soft, fruity (ripe fruit), caramel, light rum note;
    • Taste
      aromatic, mouth-filling onset, fruity, spicy (leather, oak), slight dryness;
    • Finish
      extremely long, dry, spicy harmonious finish;

  10. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82


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