Reimagines cocktails with the finest ingredients
Glenfiddich, awarded for its passion towards innovation, pushes the boundaries of convention further by launching Cocktails Reimagined– a selection of exotic cocktails with the finest ingredients painstakingly handpicked from diverse parts of India. Re-defining the rules of traditional cocktail making, the cocktails have been created with the Glenfiddich 12-, 15-, 18- and 21-year old single malt.
Glenfiddich is a single malt whisky owned and produced by William Grant & Sons Distillers Limited, an independent family-owned distiller founded by William Grant in 1886 and still controlled by the fifth generation of the family. Glenfiddich has gained a reputation for supporting the creative arts in India with various initiatives including the annual Artists in Residence award and World’s Most Experimental Bartender programmes.
The exquisite cocktails have been created with the finest of ingredients that have never been explored in creating a cocktail before. The Silver Tips Full-moon Tea that is plucked only on one full-moon night every year, just for a minute short of 3 hours beautifully enhances the peppery finish of the Glenfiddich 21-Year-Old. The Castleton Muscatel second flush, popularly known as the Champagne of Teas is a result of the finest Chinese saplings planted 125 years ago, and is the perfect element to enhance the sherry character of the Glenfiddich 18-Year-Old. Premium Kashmiri Walnuts, sourced and handpicked from the heartlands of India complement the nuttiness of our 15-Year-Old Expression. The most premium bay leaf from Assam and exquisite cinnamon from Kerala combine to make a cordial that gives the World’s Most Awarded single malt, the Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old a rightful, full-bodied, spicy finish. The Gung Giri estate’s premium coffee grown at an altitude of about 1100 meters adds to the fruit-forward notes of the Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old with its tangerine sweetness and intense aromas.
Cocktails Reimagined truly reflects Glenfiddich’s brand in spirit, as it sets out to push the boundaries of convention in the category that it pioneers. Yangdup Lama, India’s best-known mixologist, was instrumental in skillfully hand-crafting the cocktails with Glenfiddich, and bring to life a truly unforgettable experience. Some of the hand crafted cocktails were –
Moon Spring– The Glenfiddich 21 Year Old comes alive with its nuanced rum character as it combines with Silver Tips Full-moon Tea. The Nasturtium Orange ice cube enhances the peppery finish of the 21 Year Old. Plucked only on one full-moon night every year, just for a minute short of 3 hours, they say it is a cosmic confluence that makes Silver Tips Imperial Darjeeling Tea magical.
Darjeeling Mail Old Fashioned– The full-bodied aroma of the Darjeeling Castleton Muscatel extract combines with the rich fruity notes of the Glenfiddich 18 Year Old to enhance its sherry character. The magical expression of the cocktail changes with every sip, thanks to the marigold finish. A result of the finest Chinese saplings planted 125 years ago, the Castleton Muscatel second flush, over time, has acquired a sobriquet that’s anything but Chinese. The Champagne of Teas.
Nutty Rob Roy– The best Kashmiri walnuts complement the nuttiness of our 15 Year Old Expression. A fine touch of palm sugar and a black pepper cordial bring the complexity alive. The result? A sweetness that lingers. The oldest tree food known to man. Rembrandt’s wonder ink. A Chinese investor’s wonder stock. No wonder the walnut was once only reserved for royalty.
Brahmaputra Boat– The finest bay leaf from Assam and exquisite cinnamon from Kerala combine to make a cordial that gives the World’s Most Awarded single malt, the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old a rightful, full-bodied, spicy finish. Bay leaf and cinnamon. Gifts fit for monarchs, symbols of honour since the dawn of civilisation and waxed eloquent by poets including Apollo, the Greek God of Poetry.
Speyside Tiramisu– The fruit-forward notes of the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old combine with the tangerine sweetness and intense aromas of the Gung Giri estate’s premium coffee. The finish is celebratory almost, with orange oils, cinnamon spice and caramel to round up all things whisky. Around 400 years ago, someone stole 8 seeds from the Arabs and planted them in Chikmagalur. Today, the whole world has an eye on the Gung Giri coffee blend.
Mulberry sparkle– The fruity notes of the 12 Year Old expression find the perfect partner in handpicked Figs from Gujarat. A fig puree complements the sweetness of the malt, and the splash of ginger juice gives it a spicy zing. A twist of lime juice makes for a surprising citrus finish. A mention in the Old Testament. Believed to be the first domesticated crop ever. Extolled for its restorative powers. The fig has surely stood the test of time.
The cocktails will be available across premium bars and restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The Glenfiddich 21 Year Old will only be available at select outlets at a premium price point of INR 20,000.