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Glenfiddich 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
111
Whiskybase ID
WB25755
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Gran Reserva - Rum Cask Finish
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Rum Cask Finish
Casknumber
Batch 35
Strength
43.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Cask Selection: 35
Bottle code
L34V 4072 2101
Barcode
5010327324081
Added on
12 Oct 2011 9:35 pm
Colored

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 86.28 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 88 points Connoisseur

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

    Taste:
    Initially arrack-sweet, then spicy with oak, not bitter ...

    Departure:
    warm, soft, sweetish-tart, balanced, finally sweetish in a very long finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    85
    • 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 90 points Connoisseur

    A noble, wonderfully mature Glenfiddich - already a top painting!
    The rum barrels can only be recognized by their smell!
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet, soft, fruity (ripe fruit), caramel, light rum note;
    • Taste
      90 90
      aromatic, mouth-filling start, fruity, spicy (leather, oak), slight dryness;
    • Finish
      89 89
      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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