Glenfiddich 21 Year-Old Gran Reserva Whisky
A superb version of Glenfiddich that offers up a little more in terms of flavour thanks to some finishing in Caribbean rums casks. After maturing for 21 years, the Malt Master adds even warmer and richer flavours by uniquely finishing this single malt in first fill bourbon barrels that once contained rum from the Caribbean. The rum-soaked cask infuses the aged whisky with a spicy warmth and indulgent vanilla and toffee sweetness, the character of the Caribbean shining through.
This gives Glenfiddich 21 Year-Old Gran Reserva Whisky a sumptuous sweet intensity that is both rich and creamy yet still retains the unmistakable character of Glenfiddich.
GREAT FOR: Those expecting a very mature, traditional yet intriguing malt. Initially soft, then brisk, vibrant and drying. New leather and oak nose combine with complex sweet, smoky and subtle ginger flavours in this classic Glenfiddich.
This was previously named Havana Reserve but was renamed to make it better suited to certain markets (mostly for those who were a little sensitive to Cuban produce!).
COLOUR: Dark gold.
NOSE: Intense and vanilla sweet. Floral, hints of banana, figs, rich toffee, new leather and oak.
TASTE: Initially soft, then brisk, vibrant and drying. Peppery with a touch of smoke, oak, lime, ginger and spices.
FINISH: Very long, warming, dry and spicy.
Fours months in rum casks has added flavours of tropical fruits, butter, honey, vanilla and fudge.