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Glenfiddich 21 year old

A simply fanstastic whisky and one I called for a long time "my favorite whisky".    I tried it again this holiday season and it was everything I remembered.  It is also the favorite whisky of Iain Banks according to his excellent book "Raw Spirit".  This particular expression is finished in a rum cask.  The nose is sweet, malty and perhaps some oak and fruit. The taste is very smooth, sweet (but not cloying) rich and complex, with brown sugar some bitter oak and wood notes in the finish but perfectly balanced with the rum coming through as a vanilla.  Breathtaking.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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