Glenfiddich is arguably the most famous and most popular whisky maker in the World thanks to its great accessibility in many markets and regions all around. Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva Rum Cask Finish has been a part of their core range for sometime although it has gone through changes during this period.

This is an expression matured in Ex-Bourbon American Oak casks before being finished for an additional four months in Caribbean Rum Casks. The rum used to season the casks is made especially for Glenfiddich. After 6 months of seasoning in the cooperage in Scotland, the rum goes back to Caribbean.

As a part of the marketing strategy, Glenfiddich released a special music video performed by Scottish and Caribbean artists showcasing Gran Reserva and Cymatics. You can watch this interesting video here.

This edition comes bottled at 40% ABV. It is non chilled filtered and includes some caramel as a coloring additive.

Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva

Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva Rum Cask Finish Whisky Tasting Notes

Color: Light Amber

Nose: Well balanced aromas. Sweetened apples, pears and a bit of raisins with a touch of zest in the form of orange… wood spices and cinnamon along with a very definitive vanilla… Typical Glenfiddich but richer… 

Palate: Vanilla syrup infused with fruits, apples, pineapples, bananas and raisins… caramel and toffee balanced with wood spices, almost like chocolate covered coffee beans at the background…

Finish: Silky smooth and long… Fruity flavors leaving behind a trails of dark chocolate infused coffee… some dryness near the end…

When compared to the core range, Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva Rum Cask Finish offers a richer whisky experience; Especially if you like sweeter editions. It could be a great everyday dram but unfortunately the £100 price tag makes it an expensive option for the general whisky enthusiast.

Slàinte Mhath…

Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva Whisky Review
Overall Score87%
87%Overall Score