Scottish distillery Glenfiddich has unveiled Grande Couronne, a 26-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky, the latest edition to its Grand Series.
Perfectly encapsulating Glenfiddich’s spirit of innovation and experimentation, the Grande Couronne has been bottled at 43.8% ABV and is the third release in the Grand Series collection, joining the 21 Year Old Gran Reserva and 23 Year Old Grand Cru.
Described as “vibrant and lively with an abundance of toasty oak sweetness,” the expression has notes of a French pâtisserie, freshly-baked Tarte Tatin and buttery choux pastry. With flavours of cafe creme, brown sugar, and a hint of spice, the release was matured in American and European oak casks, the Glenfiddich Grande Couronne was then finished for two years in Cognac casks.
“The Grand Series perfectly encapsulates Glenfiddich’s spirit of innovation and our ability to experiment with aged liquid and intriguing finishes,” said Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman. “Grande Couronne is the latest to exemplify that approach.
“It is the only Glenfiddich single malt that has matured in American and European oak casks and finished in rare French Cognac casks,” explained Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman. “The length of the finish, two years, is highly unusual and adds extra layers of sweet toasted oak and velvety aromas of café crème, brown sugar and soft spice.”
The bottle and packaging, created by East London Design Company HERE design, are adorned with ornamental gold filigree, and artwork reminiscent of renaissance paintings are featured inside the box.
“Glenfiddich’s maverick spirit is very much alive and well in this new release,” commented Claudia Falcone, Glenfiddich Global Brand Director. “Grande Couronne adds a crowning glory to any occasion offers a true taste of opulence and brings together the unexpected marriage of two luxury worlds.”
For more information, go to glenfiddich.com