Glenfiddich IPA Experiment
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
Glenfiddich IPA Experiment is the first release in the brand's Experimental Collection, which debuted September 2016. In collaboration with a local Speyside brewery, Master Blender Brian Kinsman helped create a craft India Pale Ale to finish in casks that would later be used to age this single malt. During the process, three distinct IPA recipes with different strengths and proportions of hops were developed. Without a stated age, the experimental whisky is bottled at 43% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefinished in former India Pale Ale casks
"The IPA influence is prominent on the nose, with a range of hoppy, floral, and zesty characteristics, along with honey and chocolate malt sweetness. The palate offers toffee, vanilla, and baked apples, with more of that spicy IPA side, showcasing coriander and white pepper. The dram is consistent from start to finish, where there's oak and cedar box, more floral and zesty notes, and honey."