The multi award-winning single malt brand Glenfiddich of Scotland unveiled its latest special collection under the theme “Time Re:Imagined” at Wang Hinghoi. The collection expresses the wonders of time, exquisite craftsmanship and lasting legacy that connect the past to the future.
It comprises Glenfiddich Single Malt 30-year-old, 40-year-old and 50-year-old. Each expression has been aged for numerous decades to create uniquely robust and sensually deep single malt. Since the 1960s, just three malt masters have been at the helm, overseeing the patient development of these rare and precious casks. Several decades later, these single malts have reached the zenith of their maturity and are ready for release.
For the Thailand launch, Glenfiddich collaborates with Natthapol “Nick” Pavapaiboon, executive chef and co-founder of Wang Hinghoi to create an exclusive dinner menu inspired by the stories, the tastes and the craftsmanship of each generation of Glenfiddich’s single malt making traditions. “I’m a Thai chef, so I incorporate the elements around the crafts of whisky-making in the menu. Each course reflects the exceptional approach to single malt of Glenfiddich and together they paint the picture of the brand. My goal is not only to create a tasteful whisky pairing dinner but also to echo a similar creation narrative.”
The Glenfiddich 30 (B75,000) depicts the moment when Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s malt master, suspends whisky’s maturation to bottle it, capturing the whisky at the precise moment in time, a perfect expression, preserved for all eternity. The outer packaging design evokes this moment through moving ribbons, each one frozen in time to form elegant cut-out windows, revealing the regal decanter inside. With the moment of maturation captured in all its splendour, the dynamic lines and complex structure create an illusion that the bottle is suspended effortlessly, in mid-air, suspended in time.
The Glenfiddich 40 (B300,000) is a bold, maverick representation of remnant vatting, a pioneering process where the remnants of the previous batch are carried over each time, and married with the casks selected for each subsequent release. Just as the 40-year-old is composed of layers of flavors that transform, the outer packaging design brings this to life with a bold and maverick take on a geological metamorphosis. The decanter is housed in a stunning sculptural container and stopper made from jesmonite. Featuring dramatic grooves carved into this innovative stone-like material that expose the intertwining veins which flow through it, each totally random and different from any other, the result is a spectacular vessel which truly embodies the evolution of one thing becoming another.
The Glenfiddich 50 (B3,150,000) takes whiskies from three different American oak refill casks, all matured in the same warehouse before being married together and finished in an American oak refill cask for two years. There are only 220 decanters of this precious liquid in this release, making it an extremely rare and sought-after collectors’ item. Manuel Jiménez García, a computational architect, generated a physical design language to build the structure’s bespoke form bringing life to every second of every day, of every month of those fifty years.
Buy the “Time Re:Imagined” collection at The Distillers Library Bangkok, Piman 49 or Italasia group. Visit IG: @Valleyofthedeer.th