Glenfiddich Launches First Ever IPA-Finished single malt Scotch whisky: Glenfiddich IPA Experiment.
Glenfiddich Experimental Series, a new range that combines the brand’s passion for pushing Scotch whisky boundaries and collaborating with trailblazers beyond the world of whisky. The Glenfiddich Experimental Series is designed to inspire unusual and unexpected variants with the unveiling of the first release, the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment, the world’s first single malt Scotch whisky finished in India Pale Ale (IPA) craft beer casks.
Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, Brian Kinsman said: “The Experimental Series builds on Glenfiddich’s long tradition of innovation and takes us to new levels of experimentation in a way no distillery has ever done before. The new range combines our passion for pushing Scotch whisky boundaries and collaborating with trailblazers in the whisky world and beyond. We’re thrilled to announce the new Glenfiddich IPA Experiment variant, borne from our collaboration with a local Speyside craft brewer, and excited about the future possibilities with this Experimental Series.”
Brian Kinsman added: “The idea behind the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment was quite unusual but one we were passionate about – we wanted to really play with the flavours to see what we could create. Glenfiddich’s first whisky finished in IPA craft beer casks is testament to us challenging ourselves to produce something vibrant and unusual. The result is a liquid with a zesty citrus note followed by soft, sweet vanilla and a hint of fresh hops. The innovative flavour comes from carefully hand-selecting the right malt whiskies to complement the extra hoppy notes.”
Nose : A beautifully delicate balance of ripe green apple, William’s pear and spring blossom. Aromatic hops and fresh herbs complement the characteristic Glenfiddich fruitiness and sweet, vanilla oakiness.
Taste : Vibrant with a zesty citrus note followed by soft, sweet vanilla and a hint of fresh hops.
Finish : Long lasting sweetness with subtle green hops.
Tasting Notes courtesy of Glenfiddich.
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