Clarence on The Glenfiddich 30 Year Old Time Re:Imagined (Suspended Time)
I grew an appreciation for scotch after going to a whisky festival and tasting whisky from nearly every maker in attendance. I was riveted by the nuances that came through with each expression and learnt that they are from both regional influences and the makers’ craft. Now as a regular whisky drinker, I continue to appreciate every dram for its artistry and loath to simply equate an age statement with a bottle’s quality.
That’s not to say I don’t respect the passage of time, or experience and heritage. When I was told the 30 Year Old Time Re:Imagined embodies the moment Glenfiddich’s Malt Master suspended the development of the whisky to capture his vision for a specific balance of spirit and maturation, I thought of my favourite timepiece, the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1. Ferdinand A. Lange made pocket watches coveted by collectors all over the world, but his company was expropriated during WWII. It was his great grandson that brought the family watchmaking tradition back to life with four watches in 1994, including the Lange 1, now a modern icon.
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