glenfiddich ipa review

A collaboration between Speyside brewer Seb Jones and Glenfiddich’s malt master Brian Kinsman, a specially-brewed IPA ale using Challenger hops was aged for 4 weeks in used Glenfiddich American Oak barrels, which were then emptied and used to finish Glenfiddich single malt for 12 weeks. Thanks for the post Greg – really excited to try the IPA Experiment here in the US! If this is a way to get Instagramming millennials excited about classic flavours, then I’m fine with that. Ledaig 19 Year Old Pedro Ximenez Finish £110 & Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky review, A chat with the man behind Jack Ryan Single Malt Irish Whiskey, From castles to castaways, make a date with the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016, Glenfiddich Select Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky, GreatDrams Blended Release No 4 The World Blend, GreatDrams Virtual 30 Year Old Whisky Tasting – November 2020, Girvan 13 Year Old Single Grain Rare Cask Series. But at Malt we concern ourselves with classic style, not modern fashion, and so it was straight into a Glencairn glass with these for critical analysis of the whisky. Loved loved this IPA please keep it going. The nose comes endowed with a richly fruity, apples and pear scent, accented by wildflowers and a lightly hopped character. So for a nitpicker like me: The first bottling is genuine, the second (and so on) just really really good imitations. just ordered mine from a local spirits shop. Your email address will not be published. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. I didn't get any hoppy notes at all which was a huge disappointment. Seb finished the tasting of the Glenfiddich IPA by saying that for him it was an “exciting project to be a part of, [I] learned a lot about whisky science and hope that Brian learned that some beers are good.” [Cue: laughter], “The idea behind the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment was quite unusual but one we were passionate about – we wanted to really play with the flavours to see what we could create. Glenfiddich Aged 21 Years Gran Reserva Rum Cask Finish, Lovely. Plenty of tinkering in terms of coming up with the right beer and how long it should be used to season the casks went into ultimately putting the IPA finish on the Glenfiddich malt. A touch of yeast. (Although I will actually experiment using the salt and orange with the Glenfiddich Distillery Edition.). A few classic Glenfiddich traits manifest. On the palate the same notes were present for me as well as an amped up creaminess coupled with a hop note that led to a slightly bitter note that evolved into quite hot spices. It tastes like someone dumped a bottle of perfume into it.I sampled it with another single malt drinker and he had to spit it out.

Anyway. (Project XXX? The innovative flavour comes from carefully hand selecting the right malt whiskies to complement the extra hoppy notes.” The next 20 casks will not be the same… every cask got it´s own strength, etc… the next bottling will be XX²… or something like that… any ideas? I certainly think they’ve achieved that. – Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman.
I don´t get it! See I liked the IPA a lot … and both of them, considering the price and the design (let along agreeable liquid) are totally bang on. It’s a marketing gimmick, packaged in a beautiful bottle (I mean seriously, the new Glenfiddich bottles look is incredible), containing a whisky that’s fun, fresh, and interesting. Will ask someone who might know… will let you know if I get anything back. I’m Seb’s dad, by the way. I think the branding is excellent on all bottles, and the pricing is quite good too. William Grant & Sons’ Brian Kinsman collaborated with Speyside Craft Brewery to specifically create the IPA that was used to fashion this cask finished single malt. Good idea ! We don’t want to sell advertising. My name is Greg, and I’m a brand strategy consultant, writer, speaker, host and judge specialising in premium spirits. Glenfiddich IPA has that edge that keeps things interesting. Seb is a very impressive chap by the way, was fascinating to hear him speak and thought he came across really well and with tonnes of passion. – no salt or oranges when I tried them! They will be recreating the same flavour profile from different casks is my understanding so this one will be different, but the product will remain and the flavour profile will be consistent although it will have different inputs. Essentially, Seb created an IPA, using British hops including the notorious challenger hops, he then filled the beer into American oak casks that had previously held Glenfiddich for around twelve years to make the most of the delicate flavours already present. In the mouth: it is hoppy, yeasty, and malty, but it doesn’t feel too youthful. Yet even after a long day of sipping, you can still pick out a few items that make you say “Hey, I want to get back to that!”. so the skilled Master Blenders use different spirit to create the same profile as the previous year, if the makes sense? I'm a big fan of IPA and Glenfiddich so was expecting big things. After coating the inside of the glass, the liquid streams plenty of thick legs. Does anyone know if XX will be imported to the U.S.

The ale itself was created using British Challenger hops for its fruity flavours, and which would in theory go well with the Glenfiddich’s inherent fruitiness. That’s all I have to say, Your email address will not be published. It’s a surprisingly elegant scent. I was thinking in the line of “unique” casks, never to be found in the deep dark vaults (guraded by an old scottish gamekeeper) of glenfiddich again, Have you tried Good write-up. As for the whisky - it's smooth enough but pretty one-dimensional with no character. The other whisky is the Glenfiddich Project XX.

Is there a special bar-code (or something) on the bottles for recognizing the first load?

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The palate develops significantly, it really is lovely, exotic fruits shine through again with the addition of white pepper and a gentle warming mouthfeel. Not a fan of the IPA, even though it wasn’t a bad whisky, but liked Project XX a lot. I’ve been buying Glenfiddich experimental selections. The result is a liquid with a zesty citrus note followed by soft, sweet vanilla and a hint of fresh hops. The Price

This is really a disaster! The palate offers toffee, vanilla, and baked apples, with more of that spicy IPA side, showcasing coriander and white pepper. A sprinkling of muscovado sugar. The Glenfiddich Project XX we’re launching today is a recreation of that initial small vatting. Why not tell us that if they’re telling us more about the beer that was emptied from the casks? The mouthfeel is light, but creamy, and this melds nicely with the supporting vanilla note. 20 casks… vetted together… this must be a limited edition! Toffee. Hazelnuts.

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