Posts Tagged “Grant’s”

Glenfiddich Rare Oak 25 (43%)

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Glenfiddich Rare Oak 25 (43%)

William Grant and Sons has a brilliant marketing department.  Having two widely sold single malt distilleries in Speyside (I’m leaving Kininvie out of this post, as it’s really a blender for Grant’s), they have each catering to a different demographic. While Balvenie caters to the whisky anorak crowd, and does so successfully – despite my…

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A 25 Year Old Grain From the Distillery Built by Television

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A 25 Year Old Grain From the Distillery Built by Television

Built by television? Well, yes…In 1955 Britain entered the television age, and with it, came TV advertising. Only there were no advertisements for Scotch whisky. The reason is the DCL, which pretty much dominated the industry, and it did not want to get into advertising in this new media. Basically, they took the view that…

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The Modern Version of my Puppy Love – Glenfiddich 12 Review

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The Modern Version of my Puppy Love – Glenfiddich 12 Review

Like so many other maltheads, I began my whisky journey with the Glenfiddich. It was 1976 or 1977, I was in second or third grade, and my father came back from a business trip with the Glenfiddich single malt. It must have been the Special Reserve, as I remember the bottle and tube very clearly….

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You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: A Secret Balvenie 24 Year Old

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You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: A Secret Balvenie 24 Year Old

There are certain distilleries that just can’t stand the idea of independent bottlings carrying their name. Glenfarclas and the Grant’s distilleries (Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Kininvie) come to mind (with the exception of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, although the Balvenie and Glenfiddich have very few barrels in Society hands). However, every once in a…

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part III: Glenfiddich Reserve Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part III: Glenfiddich Reserve Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

This is the first mass market Glenfiddich foray into sherry casks. My excited first thought was “wow, here’s a sherry bomb from Glenfiddich”, and this is, indeed, the most interesting of the Cask Collection trio. This dram suffers, however, from two flaws, probably owning to the low ABV, chill filtration and coloring, which succeed in toning down…

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part II: Glenfiddich Select Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part II: Glenfiddich Select Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

The Select Cask is a single malt blending of ex bourbon, ex European oak and red wine casks. As I mentioned in the first post in the series, all three expressions in this series share an underlying sweetness, and are generally very gentle drams. With no further ado, I’ll review the Select Cask.   Glenfiddich…

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part I: Glenfiddich Vintage Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

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Tasting the New Glenfiddich Trio – Part I: Glenfiddich Vintage Cask Whisky Tasting Notes

Readers of this blog will find it not surprising that had my relationship with Glenfiddich been on Facebook, it would have been classified as “it’s complicated”. On the one hand, I have a special place in my heart for that first love, that green, mysterious, triangular bottle in the black tube I first saw when…

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