This Glenfiddich expression owes its unique profile To a Rum Cask finish
The Glenfiddich distillery is injecting a bit of tropical fervour into its range by way of the Glenfiddich 21 Year Old, which boasts of a rum cask finish. And not just any rum — it is manufactured in the Caribbean specially for Glenfiddich. After three years aging in the tropics, it is transported to Scotland and into select first-fill American oak casks. There it spends another few months, before decanted away—and it is those casks which the 21-year-old single malt spends its final four months.
The result is something worth lingering over. The 21 has a nose loaded with vanilla and floral scents. On the palate, it has a rich and mature base with, of course, notes of tropical fruit such as banana and lychee. The finish is long, allowing an oaky wood character to come through.