Scotch - Single Malt

Glenfiddich 26yr Excellence Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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94th Percentile
This score falls in the 94th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2015

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2015

Proof66 Notes

The Glenfiddich 26yr "Excellence" Single Malt scotch is a venerable age spending its time exclusively in ex-bourbon American Oak casks. They suggest looking for flavor notes of brown sugar, vanilla, and a touch of liquorice among others. The scotch is meant to honor the family ownership of William Grant & Sons... somewhat of a rarity due to limited qualities.

Glenfiddich Distillery was built with the "bare hands" of William Grant and his nine (nine!) sons in 1886. The distillery is independently owned by William Grant & Sons who also own the labels for Balvenie, Grant's blended scotch, Hendrick's Gin, and are also co-owners of the Highland Brands, which include The Famous Grouse, The Macallan, Highland Park, Black Bottle, and Gloag's London Dry. Today, Glenfiddich is the best-selling brand of single-malt scotch in the world. Glenfiddich is pronounced with a hard "-ck-" sound at the end like the "ick" in "icky." The word is translated from Gaelic as "valley of the deer."

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