Glenfiddich add to Grand series with 26 year old Grande Couronne

Glenfiddich has unveiled the Grande Couronne, the newest addition to The Grand Series.

Published 31st Mar 2021
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

A 26 Year Old whisky, Grande Couronne is matured in American and European oak casks at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, before being finished in French Cognac casks.

The Glenfiddich Grand Series is a luxury series of single malts that are designed as a different way to toast celebratory moments.

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 finished in French cuvée oak casks, and Glenfiddich Gran Reserva, patiently mellowed for 21 years in bourbon casks before a final finish in Caribbean rum casks.

Speaking of the new addition Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, said: "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.

"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."

The bottle and packaging are adorned with an ornamental gold filigree, whilst artwork reminiscent of great renaissance paintings are revealed inside the box.

Glenfiddich’s Grande Couronne is available from 24 March 2021 from Harrods, The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, The Master of Malt and The Whisky World and has a recommended retail price of £450.00 (70cl).

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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