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Glenfiddich Reimagines Celebrations With A True Taste Of Luxury

Glenfiddich Reimagines Celebrations With A True Taste Of Luxury

The World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky unveils exquisite 23-year-old expression finished in French cuvée casks

Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has challenged conventions once again with its newest expression Glenfiddich Grand Cru which is an exclusive whisky matured for 23 years and elegantly finished in rare French cuvée oak casks, fusing Scotland and France’s finest flavours to create a true taste of luxury to be enjoyed with others.

 

Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, challenges conventions once again as it reimagines celebrations across the world with the launch of Glenfiddich’s newest expression, Grand Cru. An exclusive whisky matured for 23 years and elegantly finished in rare French cuvée oak casks, this expression fuses Scotland and France’s finest flavours creating a true taste of luxury to be enjoyed with others.

Daring and unexpected, Grand Cru encapsulates Glenfiddich’s spirit of luxury and craftsmanship while surpassing the very notion of Single Malt as it sets out to redefine moments of celebration through a new and extraordinary drinking experience. Created for the non-conformists, Grand Cru has been uniquely crafted with a surprising delight at every sip for those tearing up the rule book and wanting to celebrate significant life moments in a whole new way.

The remarkably rich whisky, already intense in flavour thanks to long maturation in American and European oak cask, is finely finessed with influences from French cuvée casks through the art of experimentation.

Every drop of Grand Cru is the result of up to six months of marrying time, adding new layers of luxury with a myriad of aromas from apple blossom to candied lemon and freshly baked bread. On the palate, rich vanilla, sweet brioche, sandalwood, pear sorbet and white grape build a beautiful harmony of flavours, enhanced by a long, opulent finish for an unforgettable experience to be shared and remembered.

Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Ross Blainey said: “Glenfiddich is renowned worldwide for its mastery and innovation, so we’re excited to bring that to Australia once more with Grand Cru. In true Glenfiddich style, we’ve continued to experiment and push the boundaries for whisky to create exciting new flavours. We experimented to find the optimal maturation and finishing times and hand-selected the right balance of 23-year-old Glenfiddich casks out of our unique collection of old age malts. Marrying the best of both worlds, the final liquid is exquisite and a special tribute to each cuvée cask the malts were finished in.”

The sleek, black glass bottle, gold Grand Cru print and evocative golden closure are presented in an opulent black box featuring a sparkling golden firework design created to emanate the spirit of celebration and the authentic taste of luxury contained within.

Glenfiddich Grand Cru is available in luxury whisky retail outlets and premium establishments at a recommended retail price of $395 and is available at Dan Murphy. 

Tasting notes:

Colour – Dark gold

Nose – An intense aroma of apple blossom, freshly baked bread and candied lemon.

Taste – Layers of rich vanilla oak, sweet brioche, sandalwood, pear sorbet and white grape.

Finish – Long, opulent and sweet.

ABOUT GLENFIDDICH

Founded in Dufftown, Scotland by innovator William Grant, Glenfiddich first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887. Adopting revolutionary methods and practices Grant’s maverick attitude to whisky production saw Glenfiddich excel for over a hundred and thirty years, becoming the first single malt whisky to be promoted outside of Scotland, and ultimately, the best-selling and most awarded single malt whisky in the world. While Glenfiddich is now sold in over 180 countries across the world, the brand is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family-owned and is still produced in the same distillery which William Grant and his children hand-built.

William Grant, founder of Glenfiddich, was one of the pillars of the Dufftown community in 1887. He is most famous for owning his own distillery, but he also had a wide range of interests beyond whisky. He was a Major in the local Volunteer Militia (forerunner of the Territorial Army), which was a popular activity throughout Banffshire in the Victorian era. He was also Precentor (the person who led the singing in church) at their local Dufftown church. As time went on, he was one of the biggest employers in the area.

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