Glenfiddich has announced the launch of Grande Couronne single malt Scotch whisky.
Grande Couronne is 26 years old. It matured in American and European oak casks at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, before an extended finish of up to two years in French Cognac casks.
French for “Great Crown,” Grande Corounne joins Glenfiddich’s Grand Series. This series also includes GlenfiddichGrand Cru, aged for 23 years in American and European Oak casks and then finished in French cuvée oak casks, and Glenfiddich Gran Reserva, aged 21 years in bourbon casks before a finish in Caribbean rum casks.
“The Grand Series perfectly encapsulates Glenfiddich’s spirit of innovation and our ability to experiment with aged liquid and intriguing finishes. Grande Couronne is the latest to exemplify that approach,” says Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman. “It is the only Glenfiddich single malt that has matured in American and European oak casks and finished in rare French Cognac casks. The length of the finish, two years, is highly unusual and adds extra layers of sweet toasted oak and velvety aromas of café crème, brown sugar and soft spice.”
Grande Couronne comes in a glass bottle wrapped in a filigree gold print. The bottle is within an artistically embossed box.
“Grande Couronne is created with opulence in mind at every step, from its conception to bottling,” says Michael Giardina, brand director, Glenfiddich. “With this single malt, we are sharing something perfectly decadent and worthy of indulgence when celebrating life’s extraordinary moments.”
Grande Couronne is now available nationwide at a suggested retail price of $600 per 750-ml. bottle.