Glenfiddich 26 Year Old is a special release aged in American oak bourbon casks. The nose displays hints of passion fruit and vanilla with floral overtones. The palate is soft with strong flavours of licorice, vanilla, toffee, and cooked spices.
In 1886, William Grant, with the help of his nine children and a single stone mason, began construction of the Glenfiddich Distillery, situated in the Speyside region of Scotland. After a year of hard labor, the first drop of whiskey fell from the distillery’s copper-pot stills on Christmas Day 1887. Today, Grant’s passion, determination, and pioneering spirit continue to guide Glenfiddich Distillery, which is stewarded by the fifth generation of the Grant family.
Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was created to honour the distillery’s long, continuous line of family ownership since its founding by William Grant in 1887. Glenfiddich Age of Discovery is matured for over a quarter-century exclusively in American Oak, ex-bourbon casks straight from Kentucky. The “Quercus Alba” wood used in these casks imparts subtle spices and vanilla notes throughout the aging process and contributes to an overall soft and delicate whiskey.
Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a rich golden colour, along with an intense nose filled with apricots, orange blossoms, and floral notes reminiscent of fresh rain. The aroma gives way to a powerful body with honey, almonds, leather, and fresh oak, and leads to a delicate and complex finish. Glenfiddich Age of Discovery earned the Gold Medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2013 and was just released to the United States.
This rare and aged single malt Scotch whiskey that has spent 26 long years carefully maturing in American Oak ex-bourbon casks. Unlike all the other expressions in the Glenfiddich age statement range, Excellence is the only bottling (currently) which forgoes sherry influence for a pure ex-bourbon maturation.
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Glenfiddich 26 Year Old Whiskey costs between ₦610,000 and ₦630,000 in Nigeria.
Glenfiddich 26 Year Old Whiskey Tasting Notes
Eye/Colour/Appearance: Rich golden.
Nose/Aroma/Smell: Soft and delicate with a beautiful floral character. Spring blossom, violets, sweet peas, and a subtle green leafiness.
Flavour/Taste/Palate: Vibrant with a compelling balance of dry tannin and soft brown sugar vanilla sweetness. A deep oak flavour gradually builds, with hints of spice and licorice shining through.
Finish: Sweet with a lingering spiciness.
Classification: Scotch Whisky
Country of origin: Scotland
Style: Single Malt
Size: 70cl x 3
ABV: 43% per bottle
Age Statement: 26 Years
Package Information: Carton