Glenfiddich Project XX - Experimental Series No. 2
Project XX, pronounced ’20’ is a unique cask blend from Glenfiddich. They have allowed exclusive access to their warehouses for 20 Whisky Experts from 16 countries. Each selected a cask (17 x Bourbon Barrels, 1 x Port Pipes, 2 x Sherry Butts) to create the marriage of Edition 2 of the Glenfiddich Experimental Series.
The freshness of this Whisky makes you think of a relaxing time at the beach. The tranquility of the waves breaking on a quiet beach, the first scent of green fruit, bring freshness of apple and pear. A waft of sweetness is only deepened once the gold liquid enters your mouth. It makes you think of a small picnic on the sand with cashews, caramel pieces and some toffee apple.
As the sunsets, the finish remain drawn out. Balanced with oak and notes of smoke. You feel accomplished by a relaxing day and revitalised to have more.
Colour: Burnished Gold
Nose: Fruity nose with green apples and pear. Very sweet with subtle maple syrup and a little spice
Palate: Sweetness continues of toffee apples, fresh caramel and a little cinnamon. Mild oak with some cashews.
Finish: Long drawn finish. Oaky and sweet after taste, with a hint of smoke.
Project XX (Glenfiddich) - 2016 - 17 x Bourbon Barrels, 1 x Port Pipes, 2 x Sherry Butts - 47.0 % ABV
|No.||Cask Type||Number||Who Selected|
|1||Bourbon Barrel||21939||Jezz Tibini|
|2||Bourbon Barrel||21900||Jennifer Wren|
|3||Bourbon Barrel||21897||David Allardice|
|4||Bourbon Barrel||21877||Claude Fronton|
|5||Port Pipe||11143||Beth Havers|
|6||Bourbon Barrel||3841||Ian Millar|
|7||Bourbon Barrel||3827||Mark Thomson|
|8||Bourbon Barrel||3820||Mitch Bechard|
|9||Bourbon Barrel||3818||David Ding|
|10||Bourbon Barrel||21939||Matthew Fergusson-Stewart|
|11||Bourbon Barrel||3183||Rachel Rim|
|12||Bourbon Barrel||3679||Sandy Ivchenko|
|13||Bourbon Barrel||3666||Jimmy Chan|
|14||Bourbon Barrel||3509||Carlos MDC|
|15||Bourbon Barrel||3401||Tony Van Rooitjen|
|17||Sherry Butt||21885||Struan Grant Ralph|
|18||Bourbon Barrel||48085||Denis Pankratov|
|19||Bourbon Barrel||48081||Christiona Prutti|
|20||Bourbon Barrel||48080||Markus Heinze|
2017 - International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) - Silver Medal
2018 - International Spirits Challenge (ISC) - Silver Medal
The entrance to Glenfiddich Distillery
Glenfiddich Experimental Series
This three part series is designed to look at new expressions of Whisky making. First released in 2016, the first of the series was an IPA Cask. The focus was maturing whisky in IPA beer casks. This is quiet common now between Breweries and Distilleries. It becomes a reciprocated effort and really creates a unique expression for both the beer and Whisky.
The second series was the Project XX (listed above), while the third was the Winter Storm. Here an age statement was added - 21 Yrs. The Whisky is finished in Ice Wine (French Oak) casks. As far as we know, this series is ongoing and it will be interesting to find out what will be released in the near future.