Glenfiddich IPA Cask
Experimental Series

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glenfiddich IPA Cask / Experimental Series
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One of the first pair of entries in the Glenfiddich Experimental Series – a whisky finished in casks seasoned with India Pale Ale. The Speyside Craft Brewery created a special beer which was aged in ex-Glenfiddich casks for a month before they were returned to the distillery and filled with whisky for a three-month finishing period. The result is a vibrant and fruity dram.

Distillery Bottling
Experimental Series
Cask Type
India Pale Ale Beer Finish
Chill Filtered


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Apple Apple
  • Cream Cream
  • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle
  • Brioche Brioche

Glenfiddich IPA Cask Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott (TWE)

    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 – almost 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.

45 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 February


  • 5
    14 January

    Had this as a Christmas gift. Almost drank the whole bottle in one eve. Delicious (pairs good with terrys dark choc orange)

  • 5
    25 December 2018

    Smooth drink with an after kick. Really tasty

  • 5
    20 December 2018

    I think this was a great idea by Brian Kingsman and a craft Beer Brewer. Lovey, presentable bottle for a start. Nice colour. I get a honey smell from the whisky. very sweet and easy drink and not really expensive! Overall a good experiment.

  • 5
    1 December 2018

    It is a glorious experiment that adds to a tradition of glenfiddich! If priced higher I would have not even tried it but glenfiddich did not overhype or oversell this product. Wonderful whiskey. Cheers!

  • 5
    27 October 2018

    Very smooth with a hint of vanilla.

  • 4
    20 October 2018

    Quality!!! From lemon to pepper explosion. Little more body maybe but with a cigar... sit back enjoy!

  • 2
    15 October 2018

    Nice nose but no depth in flavour. Disappointing.

  • 2
    10 August 2018

    I didn't get anything from this whisky – very bland with no individual character. Won't buy it again.

  • 3
    21 June 2018

    Interesting and different but in the final reckoning pretty insipid. It just tastes young which is because there really is not much flavour to come from IPA barrels. Not doing it down, lovers of lighter whisky may enjoy it but if you like a potent sherry wood or a smokey then this is not the one for you

  • 4
    31 May 2018

    Excellent sipping Scotch with the notes of IPA.

  • 5
    28 March 2018

    Yes, I have tried Glenfiddich IPA several times it's great. I also tried the 18, 15, and 12 years, but I prefer the IPA

  • 5
    10 March 2018

    I am shocked! Wonderful, great stuff! It was an explosion in my mouth of wonderful flavors combined together.

  • 5
    5 March 2018

    Definitely a winner I would call it a dessert scotch it definitely has a slight influence of the hops hope it becomes a regular in the gf stable it's damn good

  • 2
    2 March 2018

    I had high hopes for this, and it is fine, but expensive for a whiskey which lacks any depth. It tastes young and has no level of flavours. The idea is great, but the actual execution is lacking.

  • 5
    18 February 2018

    This whisky is fantastic ! Wonderful sharp citrus then amazing warm sweet toffee finish that is very moreish . This is a winning combination.

  • 5
    7 February 2018

    Delicious scotch, preferred it over the 18 year!

  • 5
    6 February 2018

    Beautifull warm malt...i got most of the flavours listed in the tasting notes.. would purchase again

  • 4
    4 February 2018

    I loved the rich slightly thick taste and texture a real must try.

  • 5
    27 January 2018

    Very good

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