Glenfiddich 21 Year Old | Winter Storm | Batch One
The third and hotly anticipated instalment in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series, Winter Storm is a 21-year-old single malt that has been aged in Canadian ice wine barrels. The whisky offers notes of Turkish Delight and candied tropical fruit, which develop into juicy lychee.
This third experiment was born when the distillery’s Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, became fascinated by the interplay between sugar and acidity in sweet wines. He brought back several casks from Peller Estate in Canada for his research, and discovered that this Glenfiddich 21 Year Old, which has more complexity and oak tannins than its younger siblings, was the best equipped to handle the extra layer of sweetness from the wine-cask finish.