Indian Summer is one of my favorite times of the year, those extraordinary warm days at the beginning of fall when it still feels like summer, but just a bit more pleasant. The heat has broken, but the sun is still bright and warm, and the evenings cool down inviting blankets, sweaters, and maybe even a fire. It is the beginning of scotch season.
This year I have returned to one of my old favorites, Glenfiddich, the Speyside single malt that is always a joy to share with friends. I packed up a few of my favorite bottles (the 12 year, the 14 year, and the IPA Cask), and Seattle based photographer Victoria Wright and I took to the road. We stayed in a charming cabin in southwestern Colorado and had a proper girl’s getaway.
We partnered with Glenfiddich because we wanted to capture women drinking whisky the way we drink whisky – passionately. After all, we are two women who love a good dram, especially how it makes us feel more feminine and yet strong at the same time.
For me, each different mark is so uniquely special. The 12 year old is fresh, fruity, and delicate, the 14 is powerful and decadent with flavors of caramel and cocoa, and the IPA Cask is such a nice combination of the fresh hoppy flavors in an IPA and the fruity flavors of Glenfiddich 12 year old. It is almost as though each bottle has its time and its place – each sip cementing a moment into memory.
Photography: Victoria Wright
Creative Direction: Emily Arden Wells, Gastronomsita
Glassware: Vintage and provided by Glenfiddich
Nails: Base Coat, Denver
White 2 Piece: Reformation