Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old

Glenfiddich launched its latest addition to the family, the Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old at an intimate event held at Elizabeth Bay House in Sydney.

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The cellar-like rooms of the historic home were an ideal setting to be immersed in the tasting experience. The event featured 26 images – one for each year of maturation – by renowned landscape photographer Simon Butterworth whose photographs told the story of oak from source to barrels.

All six Glenfiddich expressions were on taste (12 YO, 14 YO Rich Oak, 15 YO, 18 YO, 21 YO) before the new whisky was introduced by William Grant & Sons Whisky Ambassador, James Buntin.

Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old (43% ABV) is matured exclusively in ex Bourbon American casks and is the first Glenfiddich malt to be matured this way. The casks were specially chosen for their distinct flavour and imported to the Dufftown distillery in Speyside.

Golden in colour, the whisky has a delicate nose that does not reveal its age with notable floral aromas and some vanilla notes. On the palate, it is rich with flavour, retaining the Glenfiddich character with a balance of fruity and floral notes along with dry tannins and a good measure of spice on the back palate. The finish is medium to long, warming and complex. A fine sipping dram that also makes for easy sipping.

The packaging is aligned with luxury. The whisky comes in an elegant glass bottle with gold lettering and a purple presentation box bearing an embossed design said to be inspired by the patterns made on wood cuts from the American Deep South.

Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old has a recommended retail price of $590 and will be available from next week in luxury whisky retail outlets and premium establishments.

The Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old launch event was held on Tuesday 23 September 2014.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.


  1. Where can I purchase the 26 year old Glenfiddich and the 2012 millinnium vintage. I live in the Los Angeles, California area.

    Thank you
    Gordon Taylor

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