Aged for over a quarter century exclusively in ex-bourbon casks, this is the newest release from Glenfiddich, one of the most esteemed Speyside distilleries.
In 1886, William Grant, along with the help of his nine children and a single stone mason, began construction of the Glenfiddich Distillery, situated in the Speyside region of Scotland. After a year of hard labor, the first drop of whisky fell from the distillery's copper-pot stills on Christmas Day 1887. Today, Grant's passion, determination and pioneering spirit continue to guide Glenfiddich Distillery, which is stewarded by the fifth generation of the Grant family.
Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch is made exclusively from malted barley, which is milled and mashed with water sourced from Robbie Dhu spring. The crystal clear spring water, which is bottled directly at the source, is incredibly pure — the distillery purchased 1,200 acres around the spring decades ago in order to protect its unique water supply. After the barley has been mashed, it is fermented in wooden fermentation tanks made of Douglas Fir. While wooden fermentation tanks are more expensive and difficult to maintain as compared to stainless steel tanks, they absorb a portion of the heat generated during fermentation, and thus, enable a slower and longer fermentation process. Following fermentation, the wash is twice-distilled through Glenfiddich's copper-pot stills (the distillery employs a craftsman onsite to tend to the stills, which are unique in shape and size) before the heart of the distillate is cut and prepared for maturation.
Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was created to honor the distillery’s long, continuous line of family ownership since its founding by William Grant in 1887. Glenfiddich Age of Discovery is matured for over a quarter century exclusively in American Oak, ex-bourbon casks straight from Kentucky. The “Quercus Alba” wood used in these casks imparts subtle spices and vanilla notes throughout the aging process, and contributes to an overall soft and delicate whisky.
Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a rich golden color, along with an intense nose filled with apricots, orange blossoms and floral notes reminiscent of a fresh rain. The aroma gives way to a powerful body with honey, almonds, leather and fresh oak, and leads to a delicate and complex. Glenfiddich Age of Discovery earned the Gold Medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2013, and was just released to the United States.
“(Excellence) goes a little against preconceived notions of very old whiskies, which are more often associated with flavors like chocolate and coffee,” says brand ambassador Struan Grant Ralph. “This is very light, and shows a lot of subtle flavors.”
These excellent bottles were just released to the U.S. this fall, and we have only a handful available. Pick one up today!
86 (43% ABV)
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Rich golden color. Intense nose filled with apricots, orange blossoms and floral notes reminiscent of a fresh rain. Aroma gives way to a powerful body with honey, almonds, leather and fresh oak, and leads to a delicate and complex.