By James Atkinson

Glenfiddich launched its latest expression, Excellence 26 Year Old at Elizabeth Bay House in Sydney on Tuesday night.

Excellence 26 Year Old is matured exclusively in American Oak Bourbon casks for a minimum of 26 years. The oak casks, previously used to mature American whiskies and specially imported to the Dufftown distillery, impart a unique and distinct flavour. 

Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman commented: “By maturing this expression exclusively in bourbon casks we’ve created a beautifully intense flavour, reflective of the relentless passion we have for producing incredible single malts." 

"With notes of lush vanilla, light oak and spice, our 26 Year Old, while a new expression, remains true to Glenfiddich’s  heritage of producing fruity, floral and deeply flavoured whiskies. We believe it to be one of our most desirable expressions yet, making ‘Excellence’ a truly appropriate name.” 

Presented in an elegant glass bottle with delicate gold lettering, Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old is finished with an oak stopper reminiscent of the Bourbon casks in which it matures. 

It is packaged in an opulent purple presentation box, with an intricate embossed design inspired by the patterns made on wood cuts from the American deep south.

Available from next week in luxury whisky retail outlets and premium establishments, Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old has a recommended retail price of $590.

The Shout Team

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