Glenfiddich unveils Grande Couronne to its grand series
The world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, Glenfiddich, has unveiled a new addition to its grand series, Grande Couronne, an exquisite 26-year-old expression, finished in French Cognac Casks.
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.
With a true taste of elegance, the 26-year-old Grande Couronne whisky, matured in American and European oak casks at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, before an extended finish up in the meticulously sourced French Cognac casks.
Grande Couronne, which is the latest addition to the series, includes Glenfiddich Grand Cru, aged for 23 years in American and European Oak casks, and finessed in French cuvée oak casks. Also, Glenfiddich Grand Reserva, patiently mellowed for 21 years in bourbon casks before a final flourish in Caribbean rum casks.
The maverick whisky brand continues to challenge conventions with the unexpected marriage of two luxury worlds.
Speaking on the latest series, Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, said: “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 for a period of two years. The length of the finish is highly unusual and adds extra layers of sweet toasted oak and velvety aromas of café crème, brown sugar and soft spice.”
Kinsman further explained that the bottle and packaging are adorned with ornamental gold filigree, whilst exquisite artwork reminiscent of great renaissance paintings is revealed inside the box. “Glenfiddich Gran Reserva’s bottle and packaging has also received a stylish redesign, echoing the vibrancy and warmth of the liquid” he said.
Global Brand Director, Claudia Falcone also noted that Glenfiddich’s maverick spirit is very much alive and well in this new release.