Glenfiddich 26 Year Old Whisky tile

Glenfiddich

Excellence         
26 Year Old

Deep oak, spring blossom, brown sugar and exotic spices
ABV 43%, 70CL

A rare and aged single malt Scotch whisky that has spent 26 long years carefully maturing in American Oak ex-bourbon casks. This expression was created to honour Glenfiddich's line of continuous family ownership since William Grant founded our distillery in 1887.

Doing things our own way means we can create a luxurious single malt that truly lives up to its name. We’ve created a vibrant yet soft and delicate expression, with a deep and complex balance of sweetness and dry oak tannin. Bound to excite the palate and awaken the nose.

Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old whisky is available in selected markets.

A rare and aged single malt Scotch whisky that has spent 26 long years carefully maturing in American Oak ex-bourbon casks. This expression was created to honour Glenfiddich's line of continuous family ownership since William Grant founded our distillery in 1887.

Doing things our own way means we can create a luxurious single malt that truly lives up to its name. We’ve created a vibrant yet soft and delicate expression, with a deep and complex balance of sweetness and dry oak tannin. Bound to excite the palate and awaken the nose.

Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old whisky is available in selected markets.

tasting notes

Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old

Colour

Rich golden.

Nose

Soft and delicate with a beautiful floral character. Spring blossom, violets, sweet peas and a subtle green leafiness.

Taste

Vibrant with a compelling balance of dry tannin and soft brown sugar vanilla sweetness. A deep oak flavour gradually builds, with hints of spice and liquorice shining through.

Finish

Deep and complex.

  • THE LONG, SLOW ROAD TO MATURATION

    Each hand-made cask spends 26 years breathing in pure Highland air through the uniquely porous grain of 70 year old American "Quercus Alba" oak. Renowned for its exceptional quality, the wood softens the spirit and imparts layers of subtle spice and sweet vanilla flavours that grow more complex over time.

  • Toasting the cask releases the flavour

    After their staves are assembled, each cask is toasted over an open fire. Toasting enables the vanillins and the tannins in the wood to be released, giving the contents flavour and colour. A light toasting imparts subtle flavours while a heavily toasted cask delivers strong and powerful flavours, as well as a darker colour single malt.

FOLLOW THE JOURNEY
OUR AMERICAN OAK CASK

The Story of The Wood

Begin the journey by learning about the wood in which the whisky is matured.

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The Story of The Wood

Begin the journey by learning about the wood in which the whisky is matured.

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The creation of the cask

Discover the process involved in making a cask at the family run Kelvin Cooperage.

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The Glenfiddich treatment

After crossing the Atlantic, the casks are inspected by our team of onsite coopers to ensure they are ready to be filled with Glenfiddich spirit.

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Nosing and Tasting

Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, discusses the profile of Glenfiddich Excellence whisky, explaining the significance of ex-bourbon casks in the flavour.

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