THE finest flavours from both Scotland and France are said to have been bound together in the latest release from Glenfiddich.
Aged for 23 years and finished in rare French cuvée oak casks, which were used to contain the liquid for some of the world’s top sparkling wines, Grand Cru is described as offering “layers of rich vanilla oak, sweet brioche and white grape” to taste with a “long, opulent and sweet” finish.
Glenfiddich malt master, Brian Kinsman, said the influence of the French cuvée casks gives an “extra layer of complexity” to the whisky “thanks to the liquid they once held”.
“Marrying the best of both worlds, the final liquid presents an exceptional finesse and is a special tribute to each individual cuvée cask the malts were finished in,” he said.
The 40% ABV whisky is packaged in a black glass bottle emblazoned with gold fonts and a gold closure.