Its a cold night in Glasgow, I’m not long up after a nightshift and I’m trying to navigate myself to Arisaig Restaurant. Luckily its not far from the station and there is a welcoming drink ready for my as we await the start of the evenings events.
The event in question is the Scottish launch of The Glenfiddich Original, a whisky produced as a tribute to the 1963 malt which Glenfiddch introduced into the US market.
During the next hour or so we are expertly guided through several Glenfiddich expressions by Mark Thomson, UK Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich. Ive attended a tasting with Mark before and its always a pleasure to watch him present a whisky. With a mixture of good humour and excellent showmanship we were treated to several drams interspersed with some video presentations.
Halftime cocktails and canapés allowed some networking time (mostly spent cornering people for their Desert Island Dram nominations) It was great to meet and talk to some interesting people from both inside and outside of the industry.
Soon we were on to the main event itself, The Glenfiddich Original.
I do have a sample here for review, which I will endeavour to publish in the upcoming few days. Initial impressions? Its definately different from the product that we know today. Although their is a touch of peat you still get a bit of Glenfiddichness coming through. Full notes coming soon.