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Glenfiddich 21yr Gran Reserva

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  • Distiller:

    Glenfiddich

  • Bottler:

    Glenfiddich

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    21 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Bon
  • Excerpt: A great whisky. Not sure how much the rum cask adds there is some sweetness but you tend to get this from Glenfiddich anyway and it’s more bourbon-like than rum-like.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: As you might imagine with a whisky finished in rum, there are lots of sugary aromas and flavors--molasses, toffee, and brown sugar to name a few.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I quite enjoy this one and find it to be an upgrade over other, super premium Glenfiddichs in comparable same price ranges. Nicely done, quite a bit of fun, and it pushes you a touch outside their standard profile. Yum.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Glenfiddich and matured for 21 years, this bottling from the brand features a Caribbean rum finish. The duration of the finish isn't disclosed and it's bottled at 40% ABV. Let's dig in.

  • Nose:

    Malt driven and fun, plenty of character here. Sweet cream, honey, apple crisp, a touch of sweetness. I don't notice a ton of rum on the nose, but hopefully it's a bit more present on the palate.

  • Taste:

    Sweet initially, then the tannin drops in. I don't typically equate Glenfiddich spirit with big tannins, but this 21yr Gran Reserva has quite a bit going on. Bitter oak, tobacco, sweet cream, caramel, cocoa, pecan and a touch of brown sugar. No ethanol, not super bold, but plenty complex.

  • Finish:

    Medium to long finish, more oak here, maple, tobacco, light citrus and a big wallop of nougat. Satisfying complex, and a step up over other super premium Glenfiddich's.

  • Overall:

    I quite enjoy this one and find it to be an upgrade over other, super premium Glenfiddichs in comparable same price ranges. Nicely done, quite a bit of fun, and it pushes you a touch outside their standard profile. Yum.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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