How does Glenfiddich go about pushing forward while maintaining its core values?
Since 1887, the brand has followed a founding “family philosophy” with the goal of continuing to push boundaries while producing the highest quality whisky possible. Perhaps the strongest evidence of how we have pushed the industry forward comes from the family’s drive and determination in creating the Single Malt Scotch Whisky category, back in 1963. In following this philosophy, we don’t think in the standard business cycles, but rather in generations, which allows Glenfiddich to maintain its legacy of category changing innovations, while preserving the tradition that sustained the brand for 133 years.
Which expression of Glenfiddich do you recommend pairing with a cigar?
I’m very pleased to share with you my ultimate go-to Scotch and cigar pairing. My favorite expression of Glenfiddich, the Solera 15 Year, a perfectly balanced, rich and flavorful whisky that rewards you with the taste of orchard fruit, honey and a subtle yet lingering ginger spice. A dram complimented perfectly by one of my all time favorite cigars, Alec Bradley’s famous Prensado.
The Prensado by Alec Bradley Cigars is constructed with great attention to detail. The cigar is layered with subtle flavor variations, from the initial taste of cocoa followed by a hint of nuttiness, finishing with vanilla bean and espresso. This pairing is full of complex flavors but so well balanced, an experience so enjoyable, you’ll want to revisit time and time again. With that said, this is just one of the many incredible Scotch and cigar pairings in a world of seemingly endless choices. I encourage you to enjoy your own experimentation to find the right pairing for you.
What should our audience be on the lookout for in 2023?
The Time Reimagined Collection will be rolling out across various markets and consists of three extraordinary single malt whiskies that each capture a moment in time, Glenfiddich 30, 40 and 50 Year Old. The rarest within this highly sought-after collection is the 50 Year Old; a stunning portrayal of Simultaneous Time–exploring the parallel and complex conditions and effects that have influenced this refined liquid. The 40 Year Old represents Cumulative Time–drawing attention to the layers of accumulated flavor within its liquid, made possible via the remnant vatting process first pioneered by Glenfiddich. Completing the collection is the 30 Year Old Suspended Time–the moment when the Malt Master suspends the development of the whisky, showcasing the purest expression of the distiller’s character.
That’s a very exciting collection. Thank you for getting us up to speed, David.
Thank you as well. Cheers.
by Audrey Pavia