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Glenfiddich Distillery Tour and Tasting #2

June 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Venue

The Virtual Clubhouse
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Title for The Whisky: The Whisky
1: Glenfiddich 14
2: Glenfiddich 15
3: Glenfiddich Cask Sample
4: Glenfiddich 1963 Inspired
5: Glenfidddich 21 Cuban Cask
6: Glenfidddich 30 '90s release

The Virtual Clubhouse is going to go on a Virtual Distillery Tour to Scotland, courtesy of Glenfiddich.  Join us for the higher-end version of this event on June 11th as Allan Roth takes us to Scotland and the Glenfiddich distillery itself, and we don’t even have to leave our living room.  Afterwards, we’ll drink some scotch:

 

SPECIAL EVENT BOTTLES

Glenfiddich 21yr Gran Reserva Cuban Cask

This is the older version of the 21yr that no longer uses “Cuban” in it because that drew too many issues from US authorities.

Glenfiddich 30yr – Blue Label

This is the older version of the 30yr from the ’90s presented to the poets at the 2014 LASC Burns Supper that was so good that by the end of the night, the poems were all about this bottle.  Epic.

Glenfiddich Cask Sample

This unofficial cask sample is from Allan Roth’s collection.  Only he knows what it is.

 

CORE RANGE BOTTLES (as described on their website)

Glenfiddich 14yr

Think a bourbon heart can’t hold a single malt soul? Our 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve delivers the smooth sophistication of Scotland with the sweet kick of Kentucky.

Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, waits 14 years as the whisky matures in ex-bourbon American Oak casks. He then finishes the whisky in charred new American Oak barrels supplied by The Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky.

The result is a rich, sweet and vibrant single malt that delivers complex flavours of woody spices with ripe summer fruit. It’s an expression that will inspire Scotch and bourbon lovers alike, to Rethink Whisky.

Glenfiddich 15

Exemplifying our family’s tradition of innovation, our 15 Year Old expression is created using a technique pioneered by our Malt Master and its warm, spicy flavours are transformed with the alchemy of the Solera Vat.

Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in our unique Solera Vat, a large oak tun inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal.

Never emptied, and kept half full of whiskies since 1998, our Solera Vat is the culmination of curious minds and the pioneering spirit of our family. It’s also the secret behind this whisky becoming the first 15 year old expression to enter the top ten best selling single malts.

Glenfiddich The Original  – 1963 Inspired

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Sandy Grant Gordon, this historic expression is a recreation of the original 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt that started the single malt category.

Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, recreated the Original 1963 from our unrivalled collection of aged whiskies with the recipe uncovered from the Glenfiddich family archives.

While most whiskies today mature in oak, sherry casks were more prominent in 1963. The result, then and now, is a spirit contrasting many of our other expressions.

The aroma is floral with the hallmark Glenfiddich pear, followed by lively fruit notes, biscuity with a soft vanilla oakiness and deliciously dry finish.

 

 

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