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Glenfiddich 21-year-old

Overall rating
84.64/100
votes
148
Whiskybase ID
WB80669
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Reserva Rum Cask Finish
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Rum Cask Finish
Strength
43.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Added on
03 Apr 2016 5:23 pm by FastShark

Average value

€ 139.72

14 × in wishlist

148 × member ratings

422 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 21-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.64 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 90 points Shoplink Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Moses scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I want to keep me here briefly because I'm not a rum lover. I also think the PLV is completely wrong. Sorry, but this bottle cannot cost more than 100 EUR.
    • Nose
      Glenfiddich has the best people ... to conjure up a good nose. Although I don't even think it's that good. Only standard products like toffee with vanilla come here. In addition exotic and floral.
    • Taste
      There is a lack of body. Too watery for 21 years. Especially where is the rum? Not quite clear why this award came about. You could sell this whisky quite fairly for 95 EUR. And that's borderline. Sorry
    • Finish
      Medium and warm with a spicy, sweet finish. But boring.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    My first 21y Gran Reserva years ago (not 87343) was better and had more intense leather and tobacco notes
    • Nose
      Molasses, marzipan, vanilla, malt, banana and sweet
    • Taste
      Light on the palate, sweets and bananas are back, flowery, tobacco that gets stronger over time
    • Finish
      Medium long, Molasses, Sourup, Oak, Sweetness gets stronger with time

  4. DistiLesha scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very cool aroma, but disastrous taste and aftertaste, simple and unpretentious. In the air it crumbles into wood. Too simple and not complex whisky. It's amazing that it took him 21 years to become this way. Although, perhaps, the release is made on the principle of removing too active barrels that were intended for more expensive releases, and the rum finish is an attempt to smooth out these shortcomings.
    N:22 T:21 F:20 B:20
    • Nose
      Alcoholic, very sweet, very woody, fruity, malty, slightly zesty, floral, of course, vanilla, cream, bananas
    • Taste
      Bitter, woody, fruity, very sweet (sweetness 8 out of 10), simple, slightly astringent on the back of the tongue, bananas and spices.
    • Finish
      Woody, tannic, bitter, dry, fruity, over time, the bitterness intensifies even more in the air and the whisky crumbles.

  5. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Petitcham scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    White Rum's character a little bit, body weak

  7. leeho scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The aroma is all at an extraordinary level of saturation, completeness, filigree, perfection. But then everything sags very much, with the dominance of oak. Could be a masterpiece of whisky ...
    • Nose
      92 92
      Very rich, juicy, compote, vanilla, white chocolate, zero alcohol content, sweet sherry, cookies, condensed milk, honey, light paint theme, creamy iris, dates, fruit jelly, candied fruit, antique furniture, burnt sugar gives rum rum condensed milk, brine notes, dust, oak.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Not very diverse, lots of dry oak, pepper, toffee, green grapes, vanilla, cookies.
    • Finish
      84 84
      It's cold again. Significantly dissonant with the aroma. Dry, warming, melted milk, a little bitter.

  9. MLE scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. sarthur71 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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