Food In Canada

Glenfiddich Winter Storm


Glenfiddich launched a limited-edition whisky in Canadian Icewine casks last November.

 

The company says Glenfiddich Winter Storm is a short, crisp premium whisky imbued with a unique layer

Glenfiddich adds to its Experimental Series with Winter Storm, Glenfiddich whisky finished in Canadian Icewine casks (CNW Group/William Grant & Sons and Glenfiddich)

of sweetness and complexity.

The company’s malt master, Brian Kinsman, came to Canada from Scotland to try out the idea of using Icewine casks. The idea came to him from the Canadian Brand Ambassador, Beth Havers.

Kinsman visited Peller Estate winery in Niagara, Ont. and went back to Scotland with several French oak Icewine casks from the winery.

The company says the result is “a perfect Glenfiddich 21 year old. The taste is a perfect combination of both pioneering liquids, the heightened candied sweets and oakiness of Glenfiddich are complemented by mouth-watering tropical fruit notes and underlying wine notes.”

Glenfiddich Winter Storm is priced at $349.95 at the LCBO and SAQ and across Canada in a white ceramic bottle. Quantities are limited.

Tasting Notes

Nose: A bouquet of tropical fruit and candied sweets are perfectly balanced with underlying wine notes
Taste: Soft sweet notes reminiscent of candied fruit and turkish delight develop into flavours of mouth-watering lychee. The fusion of sweet flavours is soon met with a rich drying sensation from the Icewine
Finish: Short and crisp
Key notes: Lychee, sweet and tannin