Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Holy Glenfiddich Trinity Meets Saucy and Spiced

The Glenfiddich Distillery is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky distillery owned by William Grant & Sons in Dufftown, Scotland. Glenfiddich means ‘Valley of the deer’ in Gaelic, hence the presence of a deer symbol on Glenfiddich bottles.

The three bottled brands Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12yr, Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15yr and Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18yr do very well at international Spirit ratings competitions.

In terms of pairing each fine whiskey with its respective wing flavour, it is absolutely critical to delve into the unique characteristics of each bottle.

Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12yr: “Fresh and fragrant with a touch of pear in the nose, followed by a well-balanced flavor of rich fruit, subtle pine and a hint of peatiness. Finish is long, lingering and rounded.”

Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15yr. : “Innovatively matured in three types of oak cask: sherry, bourbon and new oak, before being married in our unique, handcrafted Oregon pine Solera vat. ”

Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18yr. : “Combines a touch of fruity sweetness from the Spanish Oloroso wood and an oakiness from the traditional American casks. After being married in wooden tuns for at least three months, its rich, mellow flavours come together, creating an exceptionally smooth and remarkably deep single malt Scotch whisky with notes of baked apple, spice and robust oak.”

Our recommendations: There is a rich fruit flavour that accompanies this whiskey line. As such, any sauce that can lightly incorporate this fruity sweetness would be highly desirable. A honey garlic wing sauce may be a fine complement as well.  


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