- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Gran Reserva - Rum Cask Finish
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Bourbon Cask + Rum Cask Finish
- Batch 29
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Cask Selection: 29
- Added on
- 12 Jul 2012 1:54 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 21-year-old
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.47 points
- The nose is the best part.
- I am sure some will really like this but not a winner for my palate.
Quite a nice nose, the rum is discreet and there is cigar smoke, prunes, chocolate and almond.
Quite thick but a little dry and bitter as though you had put coffee granules in your mouth (but not as bad).
I definitely get cocoa powder, tiramisu and bitter vanilla.
Medium length on prune juice and coffee (tastes better than it sounds)
- A very tasty dram with a great balance. Delivers more than expected.
It displays an attractive array of fruity aromas and spicy flavours with
a very enjoyable rum influence. But you must give it time to get there.
Smooth, rich and mature. A charming malt to spend an evening exploring
its complex flavours.
I thank Markus Heinze (Brand Ambassador for
Glenfiddich in Germany) for the sample!
Rich and intense on the nose with creamy vanilla and delicate rum
flavours. Sweet fruit is coming through, baked apples, ripe pear, banana
and figs, along with pear drops and lingering caramel toffee. There's
subtle leather in the back with a touch of oak spice and cedar wood.
This dram needs time to open up, but then the complexities will soon
follow. Very elegant and aromatic!
Smooth, sweet and fruity at the beginning. Full-bodied with fruit
orchard and rum flavour, complemented by brown sugar, delicate toffee
and lingering vanilla. Becomes vibrant and dry with pleasant layers of
delicate spices - ginger, tannins and subtle citrus - accompanied by
gentle chocolate and a whiff of wood smoke.
Sweet and fruity with a long finish. Ripe pear and marmalade with a mix of chocolate, spice and dry oak on the tail.
WITH WATER: Water tames the fruitiness and sweetness on the nose with
spices become more prominent. Creamy on the palate with significantly
more spice on the tongue, mainly pepper and again less fruity notes. The
finish still is long with warming spice.
Rich with brown sugar, candied apple character, beeswax, honey, cafe au lait, pear drops, honeysuckle and a touch of orange.
Sweet and full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and a good balance of polished oak and orchard fruit, along with dark sugar, caramel, chocolate sponge cake, toffee pudding, crème brûlée, even a hint of pannacotta. The oak is prominent without overwhelming.
Long aftertaste with apple, pear grain, wood polish, dark chocolate, mochaccino, marmalade and unpleasant hint of cardboard.