‘GLENFIDDICH EXPERIMENTS- AN EVENING OF EXPERIMENTATION, RE-INVENTION AND INNOVATION
by Shrutee K/DNS
New Delhi –: Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single-malt whisky continues to push boundaries of experimentation with the never seen before single-malt curation- ‘Glenfiddich Experiments’. The ground-breaking initiative is a result of collaboration between Glenfiddich and Malabar Secrets, a niche state-of-the-art natural spice flora extracts brand. Glenfiddich has reinvented the norm and redefined the single malt serve in India with Glenfiddich Experiments.
Building on its experimentative spirit, Glenfiddich has collaborated with celebrated Chef Vanshika Bhatia of Together at 12th at Hotel Le Meridien, Gurgaon to showcase a new avatar of the initiative. Vanshika believes in the age old saying 'change is the only constant' and therefore, being inspired by the Glenfiddich Experiments, the Chef curated an exclusive culinary experience for the evening in tandem with the ingredients that went into the making of 3 elixirs, i.e. Sweet Obsession, Dufftown Confluence and Bittersweet Symphony. The elixirs were integrated into the essence of the dishes on the menu for the evening. With a live canapé counter, the Chef prepared various interesting canapé serves with elixirs. For dessert, the guests could select their choice of elixir to enhance the flavour of their pick.
The ‘Glenfiddich Experiments’ experience re-defines the rules of traditional single malt serve by exploring and handpicking exotic ingredients that are specialties of India’s diverse landscape and bringing them to magically fuse with Glenfiddich’s best. Carefully curated by the Glenfiddich India Brand Ambassador, Angad Singh Gandhi, the highlight of these serves are the specially designed elixirs that uplift the sublime Glenfiddich 12-year old to even greater heights. Comprising of three exceptional elixirs- Bitter Sweet Symphony, Dufftown Confluence, Sweet Obsession that have been formulated by bringing together fine ingredients such as the fragrant Mysore jasmine, spicy Malabar clove, Kerala black pepper, cinnamon from the Western Ghats, bitter orange from Nagpur, the Kashmir peach, spiced coriander from Karnataka and other unique handpicked spices to create the perfect background for aromatic elevation.
Payal Nijhawan, Head of Marketing, William Grant & Sons India said, “Glenfiddich as a brand believes in breaking whisky rules and challenging traditions, we believe in the philosophy of what can’t be done, must be done at the Glenfiddich distillery. Our collaboration with Malabar Spice to launch ‘Glenfiddich Experiments’ is in sync with our history of seeking the extraordinary and continue to bring out revolutionary offerings.”
Angad Singh Gandhi, Brand Ambassador, Glenfiddich India said, “India is a market that likes to savour the flavours of their single-malts. We wanted to offer consumers an experience that would further enhance their single-malt serve, thus the idea of ‘Glenfiddich Experiments’ was born. We’re extremely thrilled to present these first-of-its-kind serves and are confident that they will intrigue and appeal to the Indian consumer.”
The Glenfiddich Experiments menu is a celebration of thoroughly researched recipes with groundbreaking experience and innovative additions that promise to be a revolution for single-malt lovers.
ABOUT GLENFIDDICH, INDIA
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. Click on www.williamgrant.com for more information on the Company and its brands.
ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS AND GLENFIDDICH
William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s favourite single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch Grant’s® as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry®, Milagro® Tequila and, most recently, Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey.