Glenfiddich Unveils Opulent New Addition To The Grand Series. A 26 Year Old expression finished in French Cognac casks.
Published Date: 27th March 2021
March 26th, 2021: Glenfiddich, the World's Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky, has unveiled the Grande Couronne, the newest addition to The Grand Series. Continuing to challenge conventions, the maverick whisky brand has created another unexpected marriage of two luxury worlds in the newest liquid; a blend of Scotland and France.
A 26 Year Old whisky, Grande Couronne is matured in American and European oak casks at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, before the crowning glory - an extended finish of up to two years in meticulously sourced French Cognac casks - providing a true taste of elegance.
The Glenfiddich Grand Series is a beautifully disruptive series of single malts that oozes opulence and is designed to elevate occasions and celebratory moments in a whole new way. Grande Couronne is the latest addition to the series, which includes Glenfiddich Grand Cru, aged for 23 years in American and European Oak casks and then finessed in French cuvée oak casks, and Glenfiddich Gran Reserva, patiently mellowed for 21 years in bourbon casks before a final flourish in Caribbean rum casks.
Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, commented: "The Grand Series perfectly encapsulates Glenfiddich's spirit of innovation and our ability to experiment with aged liquid and intriguing finishes. 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. 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 are adorned with an ornamental gold filigree, whilst exquisite artwork reminiscent of great renaissance paintings are revealed inside the box.
Glenfiddich’s Grande Couronne is available from March 24th 2021 from The Master of Malt and has a recommended retail price of £450.00 (70cl).
Colour: Antique Gold
Nose: Vibrant and lively with an abundance of toasty oak sweetness. Reminiscent of a French pâtisserie, freshly-baked Tarte Tatin and buttery choux pastry.
Taste: Deep, velvety smooth and indulgently sweet. Café crème with soft brown sugar and a hint of spice.
Finish: Very long-lasting sweet oak.