The return of the name Reserva to Glenfiddich's 21yo after a few years under different titles is also accompanied by an upgrade to its packaging. It is still finished in rum casks for four months, but now has a more elegant presentation, as befits its position towards the top of the distillery's regular range.
Beeswax and honey, with milky coffee, buttered brioche, apples, pears and orange zest. Sweet and rich with a thick mouthfeel. Soft spice and orchard fruit balance sweet caramel.
Apple, grainy pear, wood polish, some dark chocolate and a not unpleasant hint of cardboard.