As you may or may not know, Glenfiddich, was founded in 1887 by William Grant and family run to this day, is perhaps the most famous of all of Scotland’s single malts and is equally famous for the rarity of its single cask bottling’s. Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, is always looking for some a bit different, some sort of ingenious innovation in scotch whisky. In the past we’ve seen expressions from the Experiments range, this one, however, is a little bit different. Few weeks ago, Glenfiddich unveiled the Grande Couronne, the newest addition to The Grand Series. Continuing to challenge conventions, the maverick whisky brand has created another unexpected marriage of two luxury worlds in the newest liquid; a blend of Scotland and France.
The Grande Couronne is a 26 Year Old whisky, which has been matured in American and European oak casks at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, before being finish for up to two years in meticulously sourced French Cognac casks – imparting a taste of elegance.
The Glenfiddich Grand Series is a beautifully disruptive series of single malts that oozes opulence and is designed to elevate occasions and celebratory moments in a whole new way. Grande Couronne is the latest addition to the series, which includes Glenfiddich Grand Cru, aged for 23 years in American and European Oak casks and then finessed in French cuvée oak casks, and Glenfiddich Gran Reserva, patiently mellowed for 21 years in bourbon casks before a final flourish in Caribbean rum casks.
WHAT THEY SAID
Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, commented saying: “The Grand Series perfectly encapsulates Glenfiddich’s spirit of innovation and our ability to experiment with aged liquid and intriguing finishes. Grande Couronne is the latest to exemplify that approach. It is the only Glenfiddich single malt that has matured in American and European oak casks and finished in rare French Cognac casks. The length of the finish, two years, is highly unusual and adds extra layers of sweet toasted oak and velvety aromas of café crème, brown sugar and soft spice.”
The bottle and packaging are adorned with an ornamental gold filigree, whilst exquisite artwork reminiscent of great renaissance paintings are revealed inside the box. We can’t wait to get our hands on a sample to share our tasting notes on this latest Grand Series expression.
The Glenfiddich Grande Couronne will be available to purchase from specialist retailers worldwide, at the recommended retail price of £450. For more information visit glenfiddich.com.