If you’ve been looking for that one special bottle to gift that most special Scotch connoisseur on your list, consider one of the most ambitious experiments in the 130-year history of the world’s most-awarded and best-selling single-malt Scotch.
Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series continued this year with the March release of Project XX, the result of a complex collaboration between malt master Brian Kinsman and 20 whisky experts from 16 different countries around the world. Each selected a cask from the Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, with the goal of combining their expertise and knowledge into one single malt. Traditional malt whisky is chosen and vatted by a single malt master; Project XX has been characterized as having “multiple personalities.”
The deep gold elixir—available locally in limited quantities at Lee’s Liquors (call your neighborhood store first)—offers the fragrance of classic Glenfiddich fruitiness balanced with oak and vanilla. Initial mellow-sweet flavors are followed by vanilla and oak, toasted almonds and cinnamon. Simply put, Project XX tastes like no other Scotch you’ve ever experienced, and it will never be duplicated again.