Glenfiddich, the world’s best-selling single malt scotch, recently celebrated its 125th anniversary at the Old Red Museum with a new release called the Malt Master’s Edition.
“This is our first-ever double-maturation bottling,” David Allardice, U.S. Ambassador for Glenfiddich, told CultureMap during a tasting.
The Glenfiddich spirit is first aged in American bourbon casks for six to eight years. Then it’s transferred to European sherry casks for a second period of maturation for around five to six years.
“There’s a taste of rich fruit, almonds and wedding cake,” said Glenfiddich U.S. ambassador David Allardice. Wedding cake?
The result is a creation from malt master Brian Kinsman, only the sixth master in Glenfiddich’s history. Allardice said the scotch has a balance of sweet vanilla notes from the American casks and rich fruity flavors from the European oak.
“It’s sweet on the nose, [with] notes of damp oak and vanilla,” Allardice said. “There’s a taste of rich fruit, almonds and wedding cake on the palate.”
Wedding cake. Who knew?
The Malt Master’s Edition will have a limited release of 18,000 bottles in the States. It’s expected to hit Dallas any day now, and it will retail for $80 at places like Spec’s, Goody Goody and Sigel’s.
Allardice also hinted that certain bars will carry the whiskey, but the TABC is slowing things down at the moment.