To paraphrase our last review of this expression “Possibly one of the best value-for-money 21 year old official bottlings available.”. Yes, still packed full of 1st fill ex-Sherry cask influenced and well-aged to perfection.
Another perfectly balanced and elegant Glenfiddich example, not too sweet but with a lovely toasted banana and brown sugar combination of sweetness that reveals the rum cask influence.
Unusual I think the colour and some of the flavours here had me guessing incorrectly that there was some sherry influence present? Plenty of woody oak and spirit character but not-integrated these elements appear separately. 85/100
Takes a drop of water well, still some dry peppery spices present but deliciously sweet and fruity throughout this one. 86/100
Cameronbridge 21 Years Old 1997 James Eadie Whisky Review: Quite simple, oaky with plenty of vanilla and coconut, no surprise this was a single grain or that it was matured in a refill hogshead, still quite harsh and solventy for its age. 76/100
Ben Nevis 21 Years Old 1990 Ruby Port Cask Finish Whisky Review: An impressive colour and palate to match. Quite woody and challenging initially, needs to breathe or a drop of water to relax it a little. An unforgettable single cask expression from Ben Nevis. 85/100
Ben Nevis 21 Years Old Batch 8 Whisky Review: Odd, fruity and metallic, earthy, nothing in any one direction but clearly unbalanced, but I still quite like it. 85/100
Glenrothes 21 Years Old 1993 Kumquat Cluster Whisky Review: A superb tropical fruit and cream dessert of a whisky, reminding me of some fantastic home-made cheesecakes. 91/100
Glenburgie 21 Years Old Black Friday 2019 Edition Whisky Review: OK, better at cask strength though tinny. Good tropicality showing age in fruit but feels like quite an underactive cask and a bit of an odd choice. With water becomes sharper, more limey and spicy with cinnamon. 85/100
Bruichladdich 21 Years old 1992 Dimensions whisky review: An unusually quiet expression, very restrained, a touch minty which worries me of a slightly underactive 3rd fill+ cask perhaps? 83/100