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Glenfiddich 21-year-old

Overall rating
84.38/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Gran Reserva - Rum Cask Finish
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Rum Cask Finish
Casknumber
Batch 33
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Cask Selection: 33
Barcode
5010327324081
Added on
02 Feb 2014 12:11 pm by Logiman
Colored

Average value

€ 205.05

9 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 21-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.38 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N- This actually carries some curious coastal notes, a Glenfiddich with coastal note? Probably I am not fully recover from my fatigue. However, in that context, bravo to the Caribbean rum casks that does the job well. Tropical fruits, orange and multi berries vanilla custard with some candy syrup to tease. Soft and gentle, lack a bit of tail to savor. (87/21)

    P- Candy with wood sap. Not as sweet as I anticipated but plenty of honey and dry charred notes prevailed. The coastal influence get more apparent it seems but works fairly well and continue to amaze me. (87/21)

    F- Medium-long, frizzy dry, warming sweet floral with spicy liquorice, szechuan pepper numbing effect with touch of umami. Soft and interestingly complex. (87/21)

    B/B- 88/22

    Cr-1, Fr-2, Fl-1, Pt-0, Ft-0, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-3, Sc-2

    Weighted Rate- 85pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- This actually carries some curious coastal notes, a Glenfiddich with coastal note? Probably I am not fully recover from my fatigue. However, in that context, bravo to the Caribbean rum casks that does the job well. Tropical fruits, orange and multi berries vanilla custard with some candy syrup to tease. Soft and gentle, lack a bit of tail to savor. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Candy with wood sap. Not as sweet as I anticipated but plenty of honey and dry charred notes prevailed. The coastal influence get more apparent it seems but works fairly well and continue to amaze me. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, frizzy dry, warming sweet floral with spicy liquorice, szechuan pepper numbing effect with touch of umami. Soft and interestingly complex. (87/21)

      B/B- 88/22

      Cr-1, Fr-2, Fl-1, Pt-0, Ft-0, Sp-0, Wd-3, Wn-3, Sc-2

      Weighted Rate- 85pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet fruits, honey, flowers. Subtle spices, slightly dusty.
    • Taste
      Elegant. Honey, spices, cherries, dark chocolate.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Oh, it smells great. Fruity, soft, old. And it tastes almost better, almost creamy. Pure oak, old wood, warm and round. Gorgeous!

  4. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I do not understand the high difference in value (almost double the price) between Glenfiddich 18yo small batch and 21yo grand reserva.

    Great nose, but nothing behind and following!

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet cream, toffee, smells very sweet, the rum is distinctive and a hint of vanilla. But in the end not really much more going on.

    Initial taste: Sweet and savery sour notes. Malty, grassy.

    Body: thin-medium.

    Finish: medium: spirit driven, somehow grappa pops up in mind. For the rest some sweetness but not much of anything.

    Price: well it is 21 years old. But I assume some bad barrels are topped up with a rum finish. Not worth the money as there is much better for cheaper

    Presentation: for this quality over the top. Yet a good drinkable drink to impress people who are not really whisky snobs.

    Comments: An easy drinking everybody will like it whisky. With an proper agestatement and an erver heavier price.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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