21 April 2021

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes

Glenfiddich Grand Couronne 26 Year Old
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
43.8% ABV

Nose: Apple tarte tatin, poached pears, orange peel, blackberries, Cognac steeped sultanas and dates, honey buttered granary toast, danish pastries, cortado coffee, demerara sugar, baked banana chips, mixed spice, sugared almonds, verbena leaves, toasted oak and a tease of something mentholy fresh.

Palate: Treacle sponge pudding, orange peel, blackberries, tea soaked dates, Cognac steeped sultanas, Dorset apple cake, almond croissants, crème brûlée, cortado coffee, toasted walnuts, baked banana chips, honey, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, menthol and oodles of oak.

Finish: A long, lush, opulent oak led finish, which closes with an enticing encore of spiced sour apples.

Summary: All in all, this Cognac finished offering is another abundant and affluently alluring Grand series release from Glenfiddich. Given the versatility and vibrancy of the distillery’s spirit - even when it’s been matured for the best part of three decades, it’s always a genuine thrill to experience the finishing results and influences from a selection of different cask types, which so far have also included Caribbean rum (our favourite to date) and French Cuvée wine casks.