Glenfiddich 21 Year Reserva Rum Cask Finish
Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland
Reviewed January 23, 2021
My whisky club had this last night. It scored well (mid to high 80s for most members) due to its rich/fruity taste profile and complexity, but why didn’t Glenfiddich bottle this at 46% ABV? High-price whiskies at low ABV are ok when given as a gift where the primary objective it to impress with a fancy hinged closure on the box (think JW Blue Label), but most whisky fans want/deserve more than slick presentation when asked to pay $200+ for a bottle. This is very good whisky which could have been a great whisky if the Glenfiddich sales/marketing folks had less influence. I gave it 84/100, but am pretty sure a boost to the ABV would have pushed the score closer to 90. As my school teacher would say ‘could do better’.
220.0 USD per Bottle