Glenfiddich Launches Winter Storm

29-09-2017 By Whizzky Staff Writer

Glenfiddich has launched the third edition of their experimental series. The expression is a 21 year old single malt Scotch which has been finished in Ice Wine casks.

Ice wine is a sweet Canadian wine made from frozen grapes whilst still on the wine. The grapes that are used to make ice wine are picked at Peller Estate in Niagara, at night, when temperatures drop to -10°C.

Brian Kinsman, master of malts at Glenfiddich was inspired to create this expression when he visited Canada in 2016. He went home with some ice wine casks and the result is the Glenfiddich Winter Storm.

Kinsman said "only the rarer whiskies, those aged for 21 years, could cope with the extra icewine intensity.Having more tannins, extracted from years in oak, these malts brought out a uniquely fresh lychee note instead of being swamped by sweetness".

Glenfiddich Winter Storm is available from 1 October 2017 and again in March 2018. It joins the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment and Glenfiddich Project XX.