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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old


Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old...$289.99
After developing rich and intense flavour through a long, 23-year maturation in American and European oak casks; every drop of Grand Cru then spends an additional 6 months in French cuvée casks, which impart new layers of decadence, offering 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 flavors; enhanced by a long, opulent finish for an extraordinary experience, to be shared and remembered. 

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Continuing our family history of distilling world renowned Scotch whisky, Glenfiddich adds to the distillery’s prestigious collection of aged single malts with the release of Grand Cru 23 Year Old. Grand Cru 23 Year Old is a sinful romance between the rich, decadent flavors of Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky and the vibrant, seductive notes found in the world’s best vintage sparkling wines. Fine sparkling wines are long established as celebratory drinks that exude elegance, glamour and hedonistic pleasure. Glenfiddich 6th Generation Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, wanted to capture that grace and splendour while embellishing it with the rich depth and substance of aged Single Malts. The result is Grand Cru - a whisky that bears the hallmark of quality, heritage and innovative legacy associated with over 130-years of family-run distilling expertise. To create this exquisite whisky Brian Kinsman first hand selected the perfect balance of 23 year old Glenfiddich casks from our unique collection of age old malts. He then took this preciously rare whisky of almost a quarter century of age, and finished it for six months in fine French cuvée oak casks. French cuvée casks are casks that have been used by Champagne producers for the first fermentation of the wine that eventually becomes Champagne after a second fermentation in bottle. The wine these casks previously held impart flavors into the oak, which are then subtly imparted into the flavour of the whisky. We labelled this whisky as Grand Cru 23 Year Old to allude to its unique finish in these rare French cuvée casks. The provenance of the cuvée casks is a highly guarded secret, because of their rarity and difficulty to obtain. To maintain their reputation, each house has an extremely stringent and exact quality specification for their casks, which are specifically coopered and toasted to a precise profile. Grand Cru 23 Year Old is presented in a sleek black glass bottle with gold print and an evocative golden closure. The bottle is embraced by an opulent black box featuring a sparkling golden firework design, created to emanate the spirit of celebration and the true taste of luxury contained within.

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