Brian Kinsman, our Malt Master, conducted one of the most exciting malt experiments in Glenfiddich’s 130-year history. Shrouded in secrecy (its codename was xx, pronounced twenty), he invited 20 whisky experts from 16 countries to the Glenfiddich distillery. Brian gave each of these experts complete freedom to explore the warehouse and choose any single cask of Glenfiddich whisky that intrigued then the most.
20 Minds, One Unexpected Whisky
The final 20 chosen casks represent some of the most astonishing whiskies under our care. In Brian’s words “I wanted to create an unexpected whisky. Traditionally every malt whisky is chosen and vatted by one Malt Master to their taste, but I wanted to experiment an marry 20 totally unusual Glenfiddich malts together”. This unique whisky is a recreation of that extraordinary initial small vatting.
With its deep golden hue, Project XX embodies the warm, fruity character of a classic Glenfiddich with hints of apple blossom, summer fruits and ripe pear. But its multiple personalities are revealed with hints of sweet candyfloss, cinnamon spice, almonds and rich port tannins with the odd whisper of liquorice. Deep and mellow, the finish is long lasting with a lingering sweet oakiness.
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