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Glenfiddich 21-year-old

Overall rating
84.75/100
votes
138
Whiskybase ID
WB5656
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Caribbean Rum
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Caribbean Rum Cask Finish
Casknumber
Cask Selection 25
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327304212
Added on
23 Dec 2008 1:46 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 149.99

14 × in wishlist

138 × member ratings

265 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 21-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.75 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    It would be nice to have a full bottle of this, I have tasted a few Rum cask finish and haven't been that impressed, I was with this and thanks to Peatbogger for the sample.   
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Always been a fan of Glenfiddich and this is another good example, pity about the 40%.    
    • Nose
      Straight away I get brown sugar, and the juice from tinned prunes, a peeled and diced blood orange, also cherry cola and some sort of chocolate, but I am not sure what.            
    • Taste
      First sip and a good swill round the mouth, I like it, but it's a pity it's only 40%, this could have been a lot better with a higher percentage, the potential is definitely there though. I don't know how long the finish was, but it feels about right to me, a nice balance.          
    • Finish
      A medium finish with some plum and black cherry.    

  3. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Subtle, fresh whisky. I really appreciate the coin, great asset in the collection.
    • Nose
      You smell mint, fresh grass and a spicy blend. Makes it exciting.
    • Taste
      Mint to taste, also elements of herbs. Sweet traces of rum. Reminds of hay.
    • Finish
      Little disappointment. The aftertaste evaporates in a too fast pace.

  4. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is a party in the collection !!

  6. Blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice variation of Glenfiddich, only the finish is a bit disapointing. Quite original and not to sugary as some rum finishes can be.

    Tasted at Whisky Live Paris 2015.
    • Nose
      The rum influence is easy to spot. Gourmand. Quite elegant in fact, not too weak at only 40% (btw, why so much distilleries keep bottling at 40%?), what is nice is that this is not too sugary.
    • Taste
      Not agressive, quite smooth, the rum brings some old rum, sugar cane along classic Glenfiddich flavours.
    • Finish
      Quite short in fact, it looses points here, too bad.

  7. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A light whisky without any junk notes, but a bit too weak on the chest. In the finish I miss something and the Rumfinish is rather restrained.
    • Nose
      very fresh mint, hay and grass, apple, oak and sweet honey, behind the light sulfur, after the first sip comes nut
    • Taste
      Herb meadow, heather, fruity apple and peach, a lot of dry oak, still honey, but less sweet than the nose, slightly sour on the palate, that's probably the Rumeinschlag, the rum note is rather restrained and only comes from time to time , overall rather mild
    • Finish
      medium-aged, dry oak, apple peel, the mouth becomes a bit furry with time

  8. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. pEpp0 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  10. angelus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

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