NEW YORK, N.Y. — Glenfiddich Winter Storm (SRP: $250), the first-ever single malt Scotch to be finished in ice wine casks. The resulting liquid is a crisp, premium whisky aged 21 years, imbued with a unique layer of sweetness and complexity. Packaged in a striking white ceramic bottle and beautifully embossed presentation box, Glenfiddich Winter Storm is the newest release in the Glenfiddich Experimental Series, joining Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish and Glenfiddich Project XX (twenty).
Glenfiddich Project XX (SRP $79.99) is the result of a collaboration between 20 whisky experts and Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, who together have developed one unexpected, extraordinary single malt. Going against normal whisky making conventions, Brian invited these experts from 16 countries around the world (the US, Canada, France, Germany, Taiwan, China, South East Asia, Ukraine, Brazil, England, Scotland, Mexico, The Netherlands, South Korea, Russia and South Africa), to explore and each select a cask, 20 in total, from a warehouse at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown. The experts – many of them the foremost authorities on Glenfiddich in their respective countries – have accumulated a wealth of whisky knowledge between them and spend their lives introducing single malts to whisky connoisseurs, enthusiasts and novices. Brian’s ambition was to create one remarkable single malt, by combining the curiosity and knowledge of these 20 experts.
Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish ($70.00) Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master and a passionate creator and innovator, is constantly trying to push the boundaries in his field. For his latest experiment, Brian has teamed up with a small Speyside micro-brewer to craft something different, rich, bold and totally new to the Scotch whisky world. In the brewery, the collaborators created three separate brews, at different strengths and with different levels of hops, then filled the IPA into Brian’s hand-chosen empty American oak barrels. This resulted in the Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask, the first-ever single malt Scotch whisky finished in IPA craft beer casks. The nose includes a beautifully delicate balance of ripe green apple, William’s pear and spring blossom. Aromatic hops and fresh herbs complement the characteristic Glenfiddich fruitiness and sweet, vanilla oakiness, creating a taste that is vibrant and zesty. The finish is a long lasting sweetness with subtle green hops. SRP is $70.00, making this the perfect gift for the whisky lover in your life who loves to try the latest and greatest within the whisky world. For an unexpected twist, Glenfiddich recommends serving the whisky over ice with a squeeze of blood orange into the glass.