Insider knowledge: Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Barley sugar, malt, dark brown sugar, orange peels, marmalade, manuka honey, Chocolate, foam bananas.
Palate: Full, fruitcake, spices, buttery vanilla, malty. Oak.
Finish: Long, mochaccino, marmalade.
Gorgeous. My favourite dram so far! Smoother than silk and the addition of the rum twist really gives it something else. Highly recommended.
I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THIS THE AGEING IN RUM CASKS SOUNDS SO DELECTABLE ITS CAUSING ME TO BE EXCITED I AM IN THE NAVY I AM BUYING ONE AS SOON AS I PULL IN TO PORT.
This has a lovely nose; very sweet with a hint of almond along with the obvious rum. It's super smooth on the mouth but just lacking the big flavour you'd expect. I would have given it a 4 but for the price.
Thought it was out of 5. Here's my real score.
A superb partnership, and one full of structure, silky smoothness & lingering flavors. I was expecting much less because of other reviews, and was overwhelmingly surprised with the depth, smoothness, varying levels of intensity, lush rich flavors of vanilla, buttery caramel, and lingering creaminess.
I now wonder who on Earth are those people whom claim they have tasted this Scotch elixir, and could rate it any less than remarkably outstanding,and a must have for any Scotch enthusiast. My score: 95+ out of 100, and so far I have tasted 378 Scotch whisky’s this year and it is only May 02, 2012. For the average suggested retail price of $189.00US, the Glenfiddich 21 Yr Old Gran Reserva Single Malt Scotch Whisky is an absolute bargain. I have 5 bottles and looking for a few more!
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This is indeed a great dram. It's smooth and buttery, and adding a good amount of water brings out these two characteristics very well. I could happily spend an evening "investigating" its various flavours.
Can't agree about it being sweet though. Sweeter than your average oaky 21 year old perhaps, but not like bourbon or Glenmorangie Astar.
The rum twist does add something but as a regular drinker of the Glenfiddich 15 year Solera vat it lacks something extra for the extra cost. Solera average £30 per bottle, rum finish £80 per bottle!
Just bought me a bottle, in my opinion this is a really nice dram.
Why is it Rum finishes are sold out quickly? or at least it seems so to me. I told 2 guys about this and they are ordering as I speak. I have to quit telling my friends about run finished whisky!