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Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

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Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby tollickd » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:57 pm

I am looking at these the 21 yrs is 95 Euros and the 30 yrs is 180 euros.

Any ine tried these?
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Re: Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:05 am

The 30YO represents quite a sophisticated style of Glenfiddich, with ripe fruit and honey notes continually peeking through the drier, more oak influenced structure, as well as a fair amount of 'flesh' overlaying the rather delicate, complex underpinning. Nice whisky, this one.

Haven't tried the 21YO.
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Re: Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:26 am

Its been a long time since I tried them, but I recall liking the 30yo very much indeed. The 21yo is rum finished and I wasn't very impressed with it. It just didn't seem to work with the rum. The 18yo is much nicer than the 21yo imo.
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Re: Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby blacksabb » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:16 am

Willie JJ wrote:Its been a long time since I tried them, but I recall liking the 30yo very much indeed. The 21yo is rum finished and I wasn't very impressed with it. It just didn't seem to work with the rum. The 18yo is much nicer than the 21yo imo.



Rum finished eh? I've never tried a rum finished whisky. And going by the price of the 21yr old, I won't either. It's not that I can't afford it-I can. But I have a limit on how much I want to spend on a bottle of whisky. And The Glenlivet Nadurra, Glenmorangie Nectar D'or, Aberlour Abunadh, Glenfarcias 15yrs etc is for me my limit.

And speaking of prices, why is there such a large price discrepancy between the 18 and 21yr?
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Re: Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:25 pm

blacksabb wrote:And speaking of prices, why is there such a large price discrepancy between the 18 and 21yr?

I think that has more to do with the 'fiddich 18yo being very cheap rather than the 21yo being very expensive.
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Re: Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby MARS » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:39 pm

You van find the 21 years cheaper than this!
68,95€
http://www.whiskyvanzuylen.nl/index.php ... dich&id=95

The nose of the 21 years is really nice but I didn't get the chance to try it yet!

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Re: Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:09 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Its been a long time since I tried them, but I recall liking the 30yo very much indeed. The 21yo is rum finished and I wasn't very impressed with it. It just didn't seem to work with the rum. The 18yo is much nicer than the 21yo imo.


This sums up very much my feelings between the two.

The Third Dram wrote:The 30YO represents quite a sophisticated style of Glenfiddich, with ripe fruit and honey notes continually peeking through the drier, more oak influenced structure, as well as a fair amount of 'flesh' overlaying the rather delicate, complex underpinning. Nice whisky, this one.


Much of how I would describe the 30 yo. With the oak influenced structure, I would add that there is a strong cinnamon stick (think spices here) flavor component.
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Re: Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby Wave » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:36 am

I tasted both at the distillery in the fall of last year. The 30yo is excellent also got to taste the 15yo, 18, 21 and a 1975 single cask (awesome!). The 21 isn't a bad whisky it's just the rum finished whiskies have never really impressed me (also Benriach and Springbank).


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Re: Glenfiddich 21 and 30 Year old

Postby FERGUS » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:16 pm

I have never tasted 30 years , but just finished a lovely bottle of 21 yrs Gran Reserva ; I think its becoming rare lately ...I find it quite impresive on the nose ...Its not my favourite one but I can say it is a serious impression. I would guess 30 yrs would be good and worth to try , I hope I will have a chance to go to Cyprus again and get one for 130 Euros ;
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