Tag Archives: Glenfiddich
A travel retail exclusive peated Glenfiddich.
A short Balvenie vertical and some thoughts on an unfairly overlooked brand.
This week Brian Kinsman, Master Blender at William Grant and Sons, nominates his Desert Island Dram
I’m just going to come out and say it. I’m all for NAS whiskies. However this only on the proviso that they are perhaps a different to a distilleries core range or house style. To use marketing speak I like them to be character-led. Swapping your base level age stated expression for, or introducing, a […]
The weekend of the 9th till the 11th September saw the inaugural Spirit of Speyside:Distilled festival take place in Elgin. The annual Spirit of Speyside Festival is already well established but this was the first time they had brought many of their exhibitors together under one roof. Many of these exhibitors were not just whisky […]
I asked Mark what his ideal ‘Desert Island Dram’ would be if he could only pick one whisky to be stranded with. “I think it would have to be the 1974 Vintage from Glenfiddich which was created by and for the Ambassadors a couple of years ago. It’s a wonderful example of older whisky […]
I’m often asked what a good starting malt whisky is for an non whisky drinker. I usually try people on something sweet, honeyed and floral yet smooth and easily drinkable. As funny as it is to start someone on a Laphroiag it may just put them off… What about upgrading these easy drinking drams? What […]
After a chance Twitter conversation I found myself at a Glenfiddich event last week hosted by Mark Thomson, UK brand ambassador. Shamfully Ive always overlooked Glenfiddich both as a brand and as individual whiskies, so it was a great opportunity to find out a little more. We started off by trying the Glenfiddich 12, then the […]
Had a fantastic (and educational) time at a tasting hosted by Mark Thomson, brand ambassador for Glenfiddich, last night. Sampled several whiskies in their core range as well as some other unique drams. I’ll write more later but needless to say I managed to escape with a few samples for future analysis as well […]
The lifestyle magazine The Gentlemans Journal recently published an article entitled “The five best whiskies”. That’s a bold statement on such a divisive subject. Whats on the list? A Glenmorangie 1963 vintage? A Highland Park 50? A Brora 1972? Nope. Heres the list and the links to purchase them. 1 Powers 12 Year Old 2 Glenfiddich 21 […]