Grant Ralph, The Global Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich, recently unveiled the exquisite expression that is the Glenfiddich 21 Year Old to the Kenyan market.
The remarkable liquid is matured in a combination of
American and European oak casks for 21 years and finished for four months in
American oak barrels seasoned with Glenfiddich’s own Caribbean rum, imbuing the
whisky with extra exotic notes.
The 21 Year Old is the only Glenfiddich single malt to undergo this unique finishing in Gran Reserve casks that once contained premium Caribbean rum, specially imported to The Glenfiddich Distillery. The rum is blended to the Speyside distiller’s secret recipe from several tropical Caribbean islands to awaken distinctive notes of ginger, lime and banana within the rich smoothness of the patiently mellowed 21 Year Old.
Marking his second visit to Kenya, Struan expressed, It’s my absolute pleasure to be back in Kenya, a country I have always loved to visit, especially as we have Glenfiddich 21 year here for the first time.
Struan’s weeklong visit is aimed at showcasing the award-winning expression, delighting whisky enthusiasts as well as engaging with the bartending community. His visit commenced with a masterclass and deconstruction tasting for a selection of Nairobi’s elite bartenders and mixologists.
Struan also hosted a Glenfiddich tasting experience at The Capital Club for a selection of single malt enthusiasts and lovers; guests were taken on a tasting journey through the different expressions of Glenfiddich, leading to a decadently themed Glenfiddich 21 yrs immersion.
Struan’s trip culminated with the official
unveil and launch of the 21 at a high-energy evening where guests were immersed in a spectacular brand experience at the Trademark Hotel. Guests included notable personalities, whisky lovers, trade partners and friends of Glenfiddich.
Struan further noted: ‘the
Kenyan market is rapidly becoming a focus market for us at Glenfiddich, we feel
confident a Single Malt like Glenfiddich 21 years will continue to excite our
consumers as we continue to bring the World’s Most Awarded whisky to this great