Join master distiller Brian Kinsman to dig into the journey that Glenfiddich Excellence takes from still to bottle – from new make spirit to mature whisky in just 26 years...
- Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX
- 14.30 - 15.45
Whisky is traditionally thought of as being made from three ingredients: water, barley and yeast. Some people also include oak casks, but there is one more important factor that is often missed: time. In this tasting, malt master and blender Brian Kinsman will showcase the development of his whisky, from youthful vigour to aged excellence.
He'll be deconstructing Glenfiddich 26 Year Old Excellence, a perfect example of whisky mellowed and transformed over years of maturation. Excellence is matured exclusively in American oak casks, which allow the spirit to develop and mature without overpowering it with oaky flavour. The result is a complex whisky that shows the different flavours that can develop during ageing – just the thing for this masterclass.
Brian Kinsman has years of experience in shepherding Glenfiddich's spirit towards maturity and this is rare opportunity to see him deconstruct the process of creating one of the distillery's flagship whiskies.
*Please note: you must have a valid Whisky Show ticket to attend this masterclass.