While life is full of simple pleasures, a fine whiskey and a delicate macaron can be an elevated tasting experience. For the food and beverage connoisseur who wants to take the sipping and eating moment to the next level, the limited edition Glenfiddich x Thierry Atlan Grand Cru Scotch Whisky-Infused Macarons are the ultimate indulgence.
When Glenfiddich sought to become the best dram in the valley, the words were more than an empty promise. Still family owned, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky continues to put craftsmanship first. It is more than just a Scottish whisky with a storied history. It is and will continue to be a bottle worth opening.
To celebrate the Grand Cru offering, the liquor brand partnered with legendary Chef Thierry Atlan on limited edition Grand Cru Scotch Whisky-Infused Macarons. Beginning on November 1, the specialty pastry will be available at www.thierry-atlan.com and in-person at Thierry Atlan’s Soho Boutique.
Speaking to this special collaboration, Chef Thierry Atlan, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chocolatier and Owner of Thierry Atlan said, “When Glenfiddich approached us with the opportunity to infuse their Grand Cru liquid into our macarons, our minds immediately started racing with ideas on how to combine the sophistication of their single malt Scotch whisky with the delicacy of our savoir faire to create an indulgent experience! The experts in bringing the highest quality French macarons to the US, along with one of the few globally acclaimed single malt distilleries, what’s a better pair? Knowing that Glenfiddich remains entirely family owned, just like our business, my family and I knew it was a brand that aligned with our values and are so excited to bring the two brands to life together!”
The unique Glenfiddich x Thierry Atlan Grand Cru Scotch Whisky-Infused Macarons are beautiful on their own and exquisitely pair with the sublime whisky. According to the brands, the specialty macarons feature a white chocolate ganache center. While that note brings a sweetness, the flavor complexity grows with notes of champagne, vanilla, sweet brioche and sandalwood. A touch of brightness comes from the pear sorbet and white grape.
Overall, the macaron is meant to be multi-faceted. It showcases the expertise of a suburb pastry chef who not only appreciates flavor balance but tries to bring a touch of the unexpected to the conversation.
The connection to the Glenfiddich Grand Cru is clear. While the iconic stag emblem adorns the macaron and the color evokes the liquor’s golden appearance, it is the blend of Scottish and French captured in a single bite that makes this offering so special. From the sweet bready notes to the slight brightness from the apple blossom on the nose, the Grand Cru whisky invites drinkers to toast to the best life. This offering is meant to savored slowly and appreciated for its craftsmanship.
For the person ready to appreciate the best of Scotland and France, consider ordering some of the Glenfiddich x Thierry Atlan Grand Cru Scotch Whisky-Infused Macarons and opening a bottle of finest dram.
The Glenfiddich x Thierry Atlan Grand Cru Scotch Whisky-Infused Macarons in a 12-piece box, sell for $68. Glenfiddich has a variety of whisky offerings including the Grand Cru.