It’s often said that “too many chefs spoil the soup.” However, without a team to support your vision, it is also said that “one is too small a number to achieve greatness.”
For Glenfiddich’s other half of their Experimental Series (we previously reviewed their IPA cask finish whisky), the brand brought together 20 ambassadors from 16 countries who in term, selected 20 of the finest single malts for a complex whisky that has never been attempted before this.
The project was led by stoic malt master Brian Kinsman, who invited the ambassadors to explore and each select a cask from a warehouse at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown.
Many of these ambassadors are the foremost experts on Glenfiddich in their respective countries, introducing single malts to whisky connoisseurs, enthusiasts and novices, imparting knowledge and information. Kinsman’s ambition was to create one remarkable single malt, by combining the curiosity and knowledge of these 20 experts.
This freedom of choice resulted in some of the most unusual whiskies from Glenfiddich’s stocks amassed throughout the brand’s 130 year history.
After each expert had chosen a single cask, from aged malts matured in port pipes to ancient sherry butts and first fill bourbon casks, Kinsman skilfully produced the final variant to reflect their individual tastes and interests. Expertly married together in a small batch vatting, the final flavour profile defined even his expectations.