A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
The whisky was created to celebrate Glenfiddich’s sixth malt master, Brian Kinsman. It has been double-matured in two different casks – traditional oak and sherry.
Kinsman became Glenfiddich malt master in 2009, having first served an eight year apprenticeship under his predecessor David Stewart.
Kinsman is in charge of the whisky making process; from cask selection to overseeing the marrying of different ages and characters.
The 43%abv whisky is to retail for £49.99. This is Glenfiddich's first double-matured whisky.