Malt of the Month: January 2018

We choose our Malt of the Month to highlight some of the great whiskies of the world. Some are well known, some less so, but you can be certain that if it's our Malt of the Month, then you won't be disappointed. This month we've chosen:

The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Glenfiddich IPA
The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Glenfiddich IPA
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IPA Cask

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Part of the Glenfiddich Experimental Series, this whisky was finished in casks seasoned with India Pale Ale from Speyside Craft Brewery. The beer was aged in ex-Glenfiddich casks for a month before being returned to the distillery where they were filled with whisky for a three-month finishing period. The result is a vibrant and fruity dram.


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Tasting Notes

Glenfiddich Glenfiddich

From Billy Abbott
(The Whisky Exchange)

  • Nose: Candy necklaces, barley sugar, lemon zest, brioche, milky cornflakes (with a sprinkling of white sugar), dried apple rings, soft cinnamon and a dusting of nutmeg.
  • Palate: Oily texture with rich vanilla toffee and lemon cream to start. A green leafiness sits at the centre, surrounded by oaky spice, Shreddies, cocoa and floral hints – like rose-water-infused chocolate.
  • Finish: Freshly crushed malt, Ovaltine, Cocoa Puffs and hints of damp green leaves.
  • Comment: Not a beer-flavoured whisky, but one that sits alongside the beer and shares some flavour ideas – floral touches, fruit and a hint of green leafiness. A great dram.



    About Glenfiddich

    Glenfiddich Glenfiddich


    Glenfiddich was founded on the edge of Duftown in 1887 by William Grant, whose family still own the distillery today. In the 1960s, Glenfiddich became the first whisky to be marketed as a single malt, marking the beginning of the modern whisky industry, with a visitor centre following in 1969, helping Dufftown become a centre for whisky tourism. Glenfiddich’s distinctive triangular bottle has become an icon of whisky and is one of the best-known symbols of single malt whisky.