All aboard, whisky lovers and newcomers! Glenfiddich has announced the launch of the Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer, a first-of-its-kind luxury whisky lounge on wheels. To celebrate its pioneering family spirit and maverick attitude, the Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer will delight whisky enthusiasts and novices from across Australia with a unique taste of the dram and its treasured history.
Celebrating maverick tendencies, the Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer will bring a truly spirited single malt journey to life. Starting at the Good Food & Wine Show in Melbourne, the bus will then travel on to Sydney and Brisbane for the shows, with additional stops along the way. With intimate spirit tastings and delectable food pairings, the sessions will offer the ideal introduction for those beginning their whisky journey, and something new for whisky enthusiasts.
Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador, Luke Sanderson will be embarking on an epic three-year journey with the Whisky Wanderer. As part of his tour, he will travel more than 9,000km across the country to share his whisky expertise with inquisitive mavericks – the biggest dedicated whisky tour ever made in Australia.
"Glenfiddich is renowned worldwide for its mastery and innovation, so we wanted to share this appreciation by bringing a hint of our Scottish Highlands distillery to life in Australia," Sanderson said. "The Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer is the ultimate whisky dream, moving across the country and sharing a taste of the Glenfiddich craft and tradition.
"In true Glenfiddich style, our travelling whisky lounge is the ideal experience for both whisky enthusiasts and those looking to try their first Single Malt. Come along and try it for yourself."
Sanderson will be joined on tour by one of Australia's greatest food mavericks, Matt Moran, who has stepped beyond the kitchen to delve into another of one his great loves – whisky.
Moran explained, "Glenfiddich's philosophy for possibilities and innovation is what drew me to this partnership. We share a like-minded passion to push boundaries and continually strive to reach new heights. I'm excited to see what comes next, and of course the opportunity to learn more about their wonderful whisky doesn't hurt either."
On the Whisky Wanderer, attendees will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of whisky and sample a range of malts from the world's most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. From the iconic Glenfiddich 12 Year Old and the innovative Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Vat, right through to the Glenfiddich Experimental Series, attendees will be able to taste and compare the excellence throughout the range.
The Whisky Wanderer will also offer attendees the opportunity to create the perfect gift with their very own personalised bottle of Glenfiddich. A precious thought for your loved ones, attendees can personalise some of the finest in the range, including the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, Glenfiddich 18 Year Old, Glenfiddich 21 Year Old, and Glenfiddich Experimental Series IPA Experiment and Project XX (pronounced Project Twenty) bottles.
Sitting at over four metres tall and 10 metres long, the original 1972 vintage Leyland two storey bus has been reconstructed with a high-class premium bar, hydraulic pop-up roof and glinting copper stag head.
Lovers of a dram can follow the Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer on its journey around Australia by visiting @gfwhiskywanderer on Instagram, or joining at the below events:
• Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show: 31 May – 02 June 2019
• Sydney Good Food and Wine Show: 21 June – 23 June 2019
• Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show: 25 October – 27 October 2019