Just in time for the season of true celebration, Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky, has unveiled Grande Couronne, the newest addition to Grand Series in New Zealand.
The noblest houses of two refined traditions ascend in this rich and regal whisky, matured in American and European oak casks for 26 years at The Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, before the crowning glory - an extended finish of up to two years in meticulously sourced French Cognac casks – providing a true taste of elegance.
The final toast is a majestically smooth marriage of café crème, brown sugar, and spice. While sweet, toasted oak and the delicate scent of patisseries swirl in the air, the long-lasting sweet and velvety finish makes every dram a gilded tribute to true opulence.
The Glenfiddich Grand Series is a beautifully disruptive series of single malts that oozes opulence and is designed to elevate occasions and celebratory moments in a whole new way.
The bottle and packaging of Grande Couronne are adorned with an ornamental gold filigree, whilst exquisite artwork reminiscent of great renaissance paintings are revealed inside the box.
Federal Merchants & Co are the official distributor of Glenfiddich in New Zealand and are proud to showcase another strength in Glenfiddich’s portfolio locally.
“It’s our pleasure to release Glenfiddich Grande Couronne to New Zealand, inviting Kiwis who want to stand out from the crowd with an extraordinary drinking experience to uncork true opulence,” shared NZ Brand Manager Megan Barrett-Hamilton.
“It’s very name, meaning ‘crown’ in French, is the promise of the true taste opulence it has to offer, and is sure to add a crowning glory to any occasion—particularly timely as we head into the season of celebration.”
Grande Couronne is the latest addition to the series, which includes Glenfiddich Grand Cru, aged for 23 years in American and European Oak casks, and then finessed in French cuvée oak casks and Glenfiddich Gran Reserva, patiently mellowed for 21 years in bourbon casks before a final flourish in Caribbean rum casks.
“The Grand Series perfectly encapsulates Glenfiddich’s spirit of innovation and our ability to experiment with aged liquid and intriguing finishes. Grande Couronne is the latest to exemplify that approach,” commented Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman.
“It is the only Glenfiddich single malt that has matured in American and European oak casks and finished in rare French Cognac casks. The length of the finish, two years, is highly unusual and adds extra layers of sweet, toasted oak and velvety aromas of café crème, brown sugar, and soft spice.”
“Glenfiddich’s maverick spirit is very much alive and well in this new release. Grande Couronne brings together the unexpected marriage of two luxury worlds with its extended finish in rare French cognac cask and adds a crowning glory to any occasion.”