Classic Thanksgiving menu favourites paired with Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky elevate celebrations this October

With fall right around the corner, we’re already looking ahead to our favourite dinner of the year: Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt scotch whisky, invites Canadians of legal drinking age to elevate their Thanksgiving celebrations with specially curated Glenfiddich menu pairings that accent favourite holiday classics.

Thanksgiving is an annual tradition marked by gatherings with friends, family, and loved ones amongst a bountiful feast of seasonal flavours, arguably one of the most significant meals of the year. While December events are often marked with more formal celebrations, Thanksgiving dinners are traditionally more casual, usually a warm-up to the more glamourous holiday season dinners.

Glenfiddich, known as mavericks and innovators in scotch whisky, bring the glam of the holidays to Thanksgiving with a thoughtfully curated, tasting-menu-inspired Glenfiddich pairing for each delectable course. Whether it’s savoury appetizers, a juicy turkey or glazed ham with pillowy stuffing, or seasonal sweets like pumpkin pie— this year sets a new standard of a Thanksgiving feast with a taste of thoughtful luxury curated by Canada’s most beloved single malt scotch whisky.

“Glenfiddich is a staple in many homes and with so many innovative expressions to choose from, pairing a Glenfiddich whisky with each course is an inspired and delicious way to elevate your familiar Thanksgiving celebrations”, comments Jamie Johnson, National Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich. “I look forward to sharing our Glenfiddich pairings that are sure to make for an unforgettable Thanksgiving celebration coast to coast!”

Glenfiddich Thanksgiving Day Pairings Menu Created by Jamie Johnson

Course 1: The Savoury Charcuterie

Bourbon Barrel 14 Old Fashioned – The perfect intro to an evening and an excellent way to warm up your palate is a well-balanced cocktail. The Glenfiddich Bourbon Barrel Old Fashioned, using just Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Barrel Reserve, simple syrup and angostura bitters, is a spirit forward, classic cocktail with hints of sweet and spice that will perfectly contrast with the salty and savoury notes of cured meats, nuts and cheeses.

Course 2: The Main Course

Glenfiddich 12 – A classic Thanksgiving Dinner deserves a classic single malt. The Glenfiddich 12 is an iconic addition to you festivities. This bright malt with hints of orchard pear and honey pairs incredibly well with every savoury flavour on your plate, and will give your meal the chance to shine front and centre.

Course 3: Dessert

Glenfiddich 18 – To pair with a rich, sweet dessert, offer your guests a multi-layered and complex single malt with hints of dried fruit, stewed apples and almonds. Our Glenfiddich 18 has been aged to perfection in small batches in only the best American oak and ex-Sherry casks, which could be enjoyed equally with ice cream, a celebratory cake or your best Thanksgiving pie.

Course 4: Digestif

Grand Cru – The end of a beautiful meal should be a celebration, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a beautiful single malt. Glenfiddich’s Grand Cru 23 year is the perfect end to an evening, bringing with it effervescent lemon flavour, and a hint of rich brioche and vanilla blossom. Uniquely finished in a French Cuvee cask, a post-meal toast with Grand Cru will certainly bring a hint of celebration to the end of your special evening.


GLENFIDDICH® is the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. Today, Glenfiddich is run by the fifth generation of the Grant-Gordon family and is one of the few remaining family-owned and operated distilleries in the world. Glenfiddich continues to be a progressive spirit in challenging malt whisky conventions while also staying true to legacy, by keeping the traditional production techniques established by founder, William Grant. Represented by PMA


William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts, small-batch, handcrafted Hendrick’s® Gin and the world’s third largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Sailor Jerry®, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® and Drambuie®, Reyka® Vodka and Milagro® Tequila. Represented in Canada by PMA Canada Agency.

Media release and images provided by Brianna Carroll, Alchemysts Inc. Photo credits: From Barrel to Bottle

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