Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

(0.75l, 43%)


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The Single Malt Meets Hipster Hops. 

Nestled in the heart of Speyside, on the banks of the Fiddich river in the Scottish Highlands, sits the majestic Glenfiddich distillery. Gaelic for “Valley of the Deer,” and built by hand, the Glenfiddich was founded by William Grant in the summer of 1886. They began production the Christmas of 1887.

When Prohibition hit, only 6 Scottish distilleries remained open, including Glenfiddich. Anticipating a surge in demand after the ban, they increased their Whisky production. The Whisky makers wanted to come out ahead. And that they did.

Glenfiddich has also proved their resourcefulness. They decided to build their own grain distillery after a dispute with DCL, and began producing their own single malt. So the Girvan plant was born, becoming part of the William Grant & Sons family. They were even the first to introduce Scotland’s secret single malt to the rest of the world.

Glenfiddich is head and shoulders above the rest, in production and innovation. With onsite cooperage and coppersmiths, they have 28 pear shaped copper stills and handcrafted oak Solera Vats. They produce an astounding 10 million liters per year, using malted barley from Balvenie and water sourced from the Robbie Dhu Spring.

With their diverse and dignified line up, the newest series from Glenfiddich is going to be a full range of experimental single malts. Beginning with the IPA Experiment. Beer and Whisky pretty much go hand in hand, since they share the same ingredients and production processes. Glenfiddich malt master Brian Kinsman, along with Speyside craft brewer Seb Jones, specifically created a new India Pale craft ale to season the casks used to finish the traditional single malt.

To find the perfect brew, they seasoned several different casks for various times before adding the Whisky. The result is the first ever single malt finished in IPA seasoned casks. Imagine the sweet vanilla Scotch with the tanginess of hops. A quirky marriage of Scottish tradition and hipster trendiness.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Glenfiddich
  • Age
    NAS

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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toasted oak
sherry
hops
beer
herbs
chocolate
toasted
fire
citrus
What does Glenfiddich IPA Experiment taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Glenfiddich IPA Experiment and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Color / Appearance
Rich gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Green apple, pear, spring blossom, hops, herbs.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cinnamon, emon, apple, cream, vanilla.

Finish
Sweet, with a hint hops.

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Ratings & Reviews
Michael
Michael,
Bought this as a gift to a beer drinking couple. I'll never know..... :)
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Such a smooth and tasty dram. Not exactly what I like to drink but certainly delicious.
 
AJ
AJ,
Finally, one in the box that was worth the trip for. Sweet, smooth, and a mellow finish.
 
Anton
Anton,
Great whiskey!
 
guest
guest,
Pleasant as any Glenfiddich, but no detectable hops or IPA taste or aroma. Just because one CAN do something doesn't mean one SHOULD do it.
 
guest
guest,
My partner & I agree that this is one of the best whiskies we've ever tasted, and is incredibly more-ish. £70 seems expensive, though, as we've had 3 bottles so far and never paid more than £50...
 
guest
guest,
No IPA flavor at all
 
guest
guest,
Absolutely vile.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Taste the IPA beer, sherry and toasted taste. Very smooth
 
Nejc
Nejc,
As a craft beer lover expected more IPA taste.
 
Linda
Linda,
Easy to drink, creamy
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Good but I did not taste much of the cask finish
 
Joshua
Joshua,
This one was okay, not sure what I was expecting though. It went down easy enough and I noticed the hops along with the oak.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
When I saw this at the store I took a chance on it. In am so glad I did. Super to my local pub gather a few of my scotch drinkers and said let's charless together. Next thing you know we're having a scotch tasting based around this bottle. Neat or with a rock you will not go wrong with this bottle.
 
Kristopher
Kristopher,
I really enjoy the subtle notes of hops. I was hoping for a bit more citrus, but this is quite nice.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Nice balance, mild beer flavor. If you like beer and IPA’s you will like this.
 
Larry
Larry,
Very underwhelming. Felt like something was missing with very little flavor.
 
Duncan
Duncan,
Balanced
 
Mikel
Mikel,
Very interesting experiment definitely can taste the hint of IPA but still slightly sweet and peaty. Extraordinary with a splash of Laphroaig quarter cask in a glass on the rocks.
 
Chancy
Chancy,
Goodness in a bottle.
 
Nicki
Nicki,
The taste was fine but I was expecting more IPA .
 
Michael
Michael,
You don't expect much from this - certainly not if you are a scotch purist, but the flavor is surprisingly well married. It is by no means the best whiskey, but it is very much unique and a conversation piece. The light and smooth texture make this the perfect porch sipping summer dram.
 
Maggie
Maggie,
It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t my favorite of the tasting box
 
Craig
Craig,
I enjoyed the unique taste of this. I found it to be an interestingly complex combination of zest & oak! I think this was my favorite of the three samples.
 
Natalie
Natalie,
I could drink this straight. The flavor was good
 
Matt
Matt,
Meh, not impressed. Jameson’s IPA Caskmates is much better.
 
colleen
colleen,
Okay...That’s really about all I could say. Not the best I’ve had but wouldn’t kick it out of bed either.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
I had a hard time finding the hops on this one, but I drink IPAs. My husband, who can't stand beer, picked out the hops immediately, so this one may be quite subjective.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Smooth and sweet at nose, toasted oak comes at first, then, a bit of orange zest, vanilla and some herbal notes.
 
Steven
Steven,
Not a big scotch guy but got this in a taster box... awesome! The beer casks gives it some sweeter notes that bring it a step closer to bourbon but while still being definitively scotch. Being a bourbon guy I love those sweet notes. This is a scotch I think I will buy a bottle of and keep on hand.
 
guest
guest,
This is a must try.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Loved it. When it comes to beer I prefer an IPA over anything else. When it comes to scotch I prefer peaty and smokey. This was neither, but well blended and sooo enjoyable. Better with a few drops of water in my opinion.
 
Bryant
Bryant,
Solid overall, but nothing revolutionary. They played pretty safe with the beer elements and it’s well-balanced. Wouldn’t be worth the premium IMO.
 
Gabe
Gabe,
Not Smokey but some peat. A little blah
 
Dinesh
Dinesh,
Delicious
 
Barco
Barco,
Smooth. Barely noticeable hints of IPA. Good stuff.
 
Gary
Gary,
Beautiful balance of hops and peat, smooth and drinkable over ice
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A unique and tasty scotch with a mild hoppy finish.
 
Bob
Bob,
Light and crisp with a great finish.
 
Chris
Chris,
Ok. You can taste the beer, but I'm not a big fan of beer.
 
guest
guest,
Tried because I like IPA, stayed because the scotch was good
 
Deja
Deja,
Smooth but I don't get any "beer" or "hops."
 
Derek
Derek,
Very smooth
 
John
John,
Nose: malt, oak, hops, vanilla, lemon zest unfolds into blood orange Mouth: oily, oak, mild spice like nutmeg, hops, chocolate, heavy very prominent oak, bourbon like heat, fire roasted red peppers like peppers grilled on the BBQ on a warm summer day. Finish: long and warm, smooth, sweet red peppers, lingering Szechuan pepper and citrus hops Final notes: chocolate covered roasted red peppers with a hint of lemon zest.
 
guest
guest,
Sweet sticky first taste, almost bourbon like. It took a few sips for the hints of nutmeg, honey and lemon to make themselves known. The classic glenfiddich taste comes through, but no hops for me. Nonetheless a tasty drink that goes down very easily! I look forward to accompanying a light ale with it.
 
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