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Aug 8, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm SEATTLE, WA

Seattle Met and Glenfiddich's Scotch & Steaks

Event Summary

SOLD OUT

 

Back for the second year, Seattle Met and Glenfiddich have teamed up with El Gaucho Seattle on the ultimate scotch and steak dinner. Featuring rare, limited-edition, and experimental scotch from Glenfiddich’s master portfolio paired with a custom 5-course menu crafted by El Gaucho Seattle's Executive Chef Jonathan Garcia, it’s a scotch lovers dream.

With seating limited to twenty-five, Scotch & Steaks will be an intimate evening of decadence. Kicking-off with welcome cocktails at 6:30pm, followed by 5-course dinner, tickets are $185 each, but to a scotch connoisseur (or those with expert aspirations) the experience is priceless. Each dish served has been designed by our host’s executive chef to complement the flavors of its scotch companion, and Glenfiddich’s national brand ambassador Jennifer Wren will provide tasting notes and a rich history of the process behind each perfectly aged scotch poured.


El Gaucho
2505 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121

Event Details

THE LINEUP

 

 

 

14 YEAR OLD BOURBON BARREL RESERVE

VANILLA, BROWN SUGAR, FRESH PEAR AND APPLE

US EXCLUSIVE. CERTIFIED KOSHER.

Think a bourbon heart can’t hold a single malt soul? Our 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve uniquely delivers the smooth sophistication of Scotland with the sweet kick of Kentucky.

Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, patiently waits 14 years as the whisky matures in ex-bourbon American Oak casks. He then finishes the whisky in deep charred new American Oak barrels supplied by The Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky.

The result is a rich, sweet and vibrant single malt that delivers beautifully complex flavours of woody spices combined with ripe summer fruit. It’s an expression in a class all its own. One that will inspire Scotch and bourbon lovers alike, to Rethink Whisky.

 

15 YEAR OLD

WARM SPICE, HONEY, RICH FRUIT

Exemplifying our family’s tradition of innovation, our 15 Year Old expression is created using a technique pioneered by our Malt Master and its warm, spicy flavours are transformed with the alchemy of the Solera Vat.

Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in our unique Solera Vat, a large oak tun inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal.

Never emptied, and kept half full of whiskies since 1998, our Solera Vat is the culmination of curious minds and the pioneering spirit of our family. It’s also the secret behind this whisky becoming the first 15 year old expression to enter the top ten best selling single malts.

 

18 YEAR OLD

OAK, BAKED APPLE, CINNAMON

We use fine Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression, but there are many more reasons why this expression is special.

Every batch is individually numbered and carefully watched over. Each has extraordinary consistency and character from an intense marrying period, and a warming, distinguished finish.

A truly exceptional single malt, the result not just of eighteen years of care and attention, but of whisky-making craft and knowledge passed down through the generations.

 

21 YEAR OLD

VANILLA, SWEET TOFFEE, FIG

Patiently matured for 21 years onā€site at the distillery, it is an exquisite, traditional Speyside whisky, rich and ripe with our Glenfiddich signature notes. But rather than bottle it, as other distillers would, our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, hand picks selected barrels and adds a sublime finishing touch.

By finishing our 21 Year Old in Caribbean rum casks it awakens the liquid, rousing it with extra exotic notes of ginger, fig, lime and banana and a vibrant spicy toffee warmth, elevating it from something great to something extraordinary.

Raised in Scotland. Roused by the Caribbean

 

EXPERIMENTAL SERIES


PROJECT XX

SUMMER FRUITS AND CANDYFLOSS

20 of the whisky industry’s most exceptional minds came together to create this truly unique, pioneering single malt expression.

With its deep golden hue, Project XX embodies the warm, fruity character of a classic Glenfiddich whisky with hints of apple blossom, summer fruits and ripe pear. But its multiple personalities are revealed with hints of sweet candyfloss, cinnamon spice, almonds and rich port tannins with the odd whisper of liquorice. Deep and mellow, the finish is long lasting with a lingering sweet oakiness.

 

IPA CASK

The first single malt scotch whisky finished in India Pale Ale craft beer casks

In our first groundbreaking experiment, Malt Master Brian Kinsman has proven that traditional whisky casks can still be seasoned in a pioneering way. Collaborating with a local Speyside craft brewer, Brian created a bold and zesty India Pale Ale beer to imbue our rich oak casks with extra hoppy notes. The experiment resulted in the first single malt Scotch whisky ever finished in craft India Pale Ale casks.

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Seattle Met
Aug 8 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
El Gaucho
2505 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121