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Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Dufftown, Banffshire
Scotland AB55 4DH
Tel: +44 (0) 1340 820 373
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Not much has changed at the Glenfiddich Distillery since the first spirit ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887. It is still independent; owned and run by the fifth generation of the same family. Our founder, William Grant, aspired to create "the best dram in the valley". He achieved it, and we maintain it - through a single-minded dedication to craftsmanship and quality throughout every stage of production. First to widely export whisky, Glenfiddich put Scotch whisky on the map. By 1914 we had 60 agencies abroad; now we are sold in 180 countries on every continent in the world.

Glenfiddich is the only Scotch whisky distillery to use a single source of natural spring water. We bought 1200 acres of the Conval Hills that surround our distillery to protect the purity of our supply. From the source of the Robbie Dhu springs, the water is piped directly to our distillery, so nothing can get to the water - not even cattle or sheep are allowed there. As we bottle at source, the soft and clear Robbie Dhu spring water is used both for mashing and bottling. We are the only Scotch whisky distiller in the Highlands to do this. We use the finest malted barley and perform the same process our ancestors used more than 100 years ago. Even our copper stills are the same, every original bump and dent faithfully reproduced lest the flavour should be affected.

Thanks to the foresight of William Grant, the company's founder, The Glenfiddich Distillery has inherited an unparalleled collection of Vintage and Rare Whiskies dating back as far as the 1930s. Having quietly matured for many years in oak casks in the traditional dunnage warehouses at The Glenfiddich Distillery in the Highlands of Scotland, a strictly limited number of rare old casks of Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky are specially selected by the Malt Master for Private Vintages. The Malt Master selects 4-6 sample casks and from these the Private Vintage customer chooses which cask they would like bottled. A Private Vintage is usually chosen from casks aged between 21 and 29 years, though occasionally older stocks are made available, and each cask typically yields around 250 bottles. All are hand bottled, labels are personalised and each bottle is individually numbered and presented in a cherry wood box.

The Glenfiddich Rare Whiskies range is a "stand up and be counted" collection. No other distillery can lay claim to having a land mark collection like this, a collection which includes the oldest Scotch whisky ever bottled, the most expensive Scotch whisky ever sold and, of course "the" whisky voted the World's Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The Glenfiddich range won more Gold Medals at the International Wine & Spirit competition in 2006 than any other single malt Scotch Whisky. The world's favourite single malt scotch whisky offers a full range of variants to suit all tastes.

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GLENFIDDICH SPECIAL RESERVE 12 YEAR
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH

Glenfiddich Special Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12 Year Old is the world’s favourite single malt whisky available in over 180 countries around the world. It is the only Highland single malt to be distilled, matured and bottled at its own distillery.

The Taste: What first hits you about the fresh and fragrant Glenfiddich Special Reserve is the touch of pear in the nose, followed by a distinctive, well-balanced flavour of rich fruit, subtle pine and a hint of peatiness. Expect a satisfyingly long, lingering and rounded aftertaste.

 

GLENFIDDICH SOLERA
RESERVE 15 YEAR

Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenfiddich Solera system is unique amongst Scotch whisky distillers. Fifteen-year-old Glenfiddich from three types of casks – traditional American bourbon, Spanish sherry and new oak – is married in a large Solera vat, made of Oregon pine. The vat is always kept at least half full, ensuring a consistent quality of whisky is maintained whenever it is topped up. Then this beautifully balanced single malt is left to settle in a small Solera tun before bottling.

The Taste: A full and fruity nose, with delicate honey and vanilla notes. The taste is elegantly smooth, with a deep flavour that reveals fruit, gentle spice and a touch of oak. The finish is long and satisfying. 

GLENFIDDICH 18 YEAR SINGLE MALT SCOTCH

Glenfiddich 18 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Our master craftsmen have created a complex, mellow single malt Scotch whisky from years of patient maturation in casks which have previously held Oloroso sherry and American bourbon. It is secreted away in our traditional warehouse, where the cool, thick stone walls and low ceilings mature the whisky to perfection.

The Taste: An elegant nose, faintly sweet, scented with apple and wood. It is robust and full-bodied, yet remarkably soft, rounded and long lasting.

GLENFIDDICH 21 YEAR
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
RUM FINISH

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This exceptional 21 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky has been finished for four months in barrels that once contained rum from the Caribbean, infusing the whisky with a rich and indulgent toffee sweetness. At this age, Glenfiddich whisky develops into an exquisitely rich and creamy single malt with a luxurious vibrancy.

Nose: Intense and sweet, floral hints of banana, figs and rich toffee.

Taste: Initially soft, then brisk and vibrant, peppery, a touch of smoke, vanilla, ginger, lime, spices and new leather.

Finish: Very long, warming and spicy.

The Glenfiddich Distillery
Glenfiddich Wins 'Icons of Scotland 2007' Best Distillery Visitor Centre Award
We are delighted to announce that the Glenfiddich Distillery has won the prestigious title of Best Distillery Visitor Centre in the annual Icons of Scotland Awards, run by Scotland Magazine.

Each year we receive thousands of guests from all over the world. We'd be delighted to welcome you, too. Visits to our distillery are free. Each visit starts with an evocative film about the history of the Distillery, after which we show you the very heart of our operation. Feel the heat rising from the mash tun and discover the giant washbacks, hand-made from Douglas fir and five metres high. Experience one of our traditional warehouses - whose earthen floors, stone walls and age-old atmosphere nurture this famous whisky to life.

Tour Schedule
During the summer we are open on weekends. From Monday 13th April to Sunday 18th October, we are open: Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday: 12:00pm to 16.30pm

Please Note: Individuals and small groups can come along without booking ahead. However, groups of 12 and over must book in advance.

Connoisseur Tour
If you are planning a visit to the Distillery, why not take some extra time to enjoy the Glenfiddich Connoisseur Tour? This is the ultimate experience for fans of Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky. The tour begins with an evocative film about our pioneering history. Senior guides then take guests on an in-depth tour of the Distillery, including a visit to the atmospheric Solera warehouse. And, as an exclusive highlight, guests then enjoy a tutored nosing and tasting session of our finest whiskies.

Connoisseur Tour Schedule
Our tours run seven days a week at the following times:
Monday to Saturday : 9:45am, 12:00pm and 14:15pm
Sunday: 12.00pm and 14.15pm

Connoisseur Tour Cost & Length of Tour
The tour takes approximately 2.5 hours and tickets cost £20 each. Please note, you must be over 18 to attend.

Booking In Advance
Connoisseur Tours must be booked in advance. During the summer season we are very busy, so we highly recommend that you book well in advance. In addition, all requests for a Connoisseur Tour are subject to confirmation. On receipt of your request we will confirm your booking by email. If the date and time requested is not available we will try and suggest an alternative.

Contact Us
The Glenfiddich Distillery
Dufftown, Banffshire
Scotland AB55 4DH
Tel: +44 (0) 1340 820 373
Email: Glenfiddich Distillery

Glenfiddich Distillery Location
We are located on the A941 approximately half a mile north of Dufftown.

How to Find the Glenfidich Distillery

Once in the vicinity, the distillery is well signposted. Please do not underestimate journey time: roads in this area (particularly the A95 from Aviemore) can be narrow and winding. To help with your journey, we have provided you with brief descriptions of each different route.

From Aberdeen or Aberdeen Airport
From central Aberdeen to Glenfiddich is 55 miles (88.5km); from Aberdeen Airport to Glenfiddich is 50 miles (80.5km). This takes approximately 1 hour in fair weather.

Take the A96 west, following signposts for Inverness.
Go straight across the roundabout on the outskirts of Huntly; approximately half a mile (0.8km) further on, take a left onto the A920 - signposted Dufftown.
At the T-junction on the outskirts of Dufftown, take another left which leads you to the village square with a central clock tower.
Take a right immediately after the clock tower. This is A941. Half a mile (0.8km) down on the right is the Glenfiddich distillery.

From Inverness or Inverness Airport
From Inverness to Glenfiddich is just over 50 miles (80.5km); from Inverness Airport it is approximately 45 miles (72km). This takes approximately 1 hour in fair weather.

Take the A96 east, following signs for Aberdeen.
At the second roundabout in Elgin take a right - signposted A941.
Follow this road straight through Rothes village until you reach Craigellachie.
Look for further A941 and Glenfiddich signs, and turn left to Dufftown. Glenfiddich is approximately four miles along this road on your left.

From Edinburgh or Glasgow
From Edinburgh to Glenfiddich is approximately 175 miles (282km). In fair weather journey time is approximately 3 hours.
From Glasgow to Glenfiddich is approximately 185 miles (298km) and journey time can take up to 4 hours.

Follow the A9 north and go past the turnoff for Aviemore.
Approximately one mile (1.6km) beyond the Aviemore turnoff, take a sharp right onto the A95 and stay on the A95 until you reach Craigellachie. Here the A941 and Glenfiddich are sign-posted on the right.

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Brian Lockwood
Posted 1434 days ago
I have tried the 12, 15, and 18 y.o. varieties of the Glenfiddich....wow. Just fantastic! Truly a cut above the others I have sampled. Only about 2 or 3 deserve to be in the same shop as your fine Scotches. I have just purchased a bottle of 21 y.o....I am hesitant to open it, as I'm sure I'll miss it when it's gone!
Gordon
Posted 1474 days ago
I have a bottle of glenfiddich special old reserve pure malt single scotch whisky wuth the numbers on the bottom of the bottle 4517 .83
Does that mean it is an 1983 vitage and is it a rare bottle or can I drink it
Liz
Posted 1494 days ago
Hi I am trying to buy a bottle of Glenfiddich cask of dreams but trying to get some one to internationally post from America I am finding it near I possible... Can any body help or have any suggestions
T brown
Posted 1557 days ago
I have a bottle of special old reserve unblended scotch whiskey with a bar code of 83664 10736. Can u tell me how old it is and any other info.
Duncan Oakley
Posted 1640 days ago
I have a boxed bottle with the Bar Code 5 010327 000190. Is it possible to find out its age.
Christian
Posted 1830 days ago
I have been a loyal CR drinker for many years, mlniay mixed with cola or Squirt. More recently…..in my older age where quality rather than quantity is more important…..I have been enjoying it on the rocks or mixed with a little water. I have had a few bottles of Special Reserve and really enjoyed it but at almost 2x the cost of regular CR not sure if it is worth it. Always wanted to try the Cask 16 but could never pull the trigger on the $70 to $80 (although I see here it may be possible to get for $50 to $60) Never even considered the XR that the owner of my company always talks up. At $150 and up, it may be in his budget – but not mine. Anyway, to make a long story even longer, I was at the in-laws this past Thanksgiving and found a great liquor store in Missouri that is right on the boarder of a dry county in Arkansas – found XR on sale for $82 and couldn’t pass it up! Now I just hope someday I can bring myself to take it off the display shelf, open the bottle and try it.
Ineide
Posted 1832 days ago
I have had the chance to visit the celalr of the largest Armenian cognac (which is as far as I know the only company outside of France to be legally allowed to use the label cognac) producer Yerevan Brandy Company,currently owned by Pernod Ricard. Just like whiskey, the brandy production has its technology which seems to be a bit more complicated. The high volume alcohol is distributed in few sorts of pure oak barrels where it is stored from 5 years (a minimum) to 70 years (maximum). Crystal clear water flowing from mountains located ~2500-2800 meters above the sea level is used. The oldest alcohol in the production recipe of the 20 year aged brandy is 70 years.The final product has a great smooth taste and contains all of the few proceeding flavors brandy has.Nairi (the most popular 20 year aged brandy) is made from 18-20 different blends.
william mijares
Posted 1932 days ago
Muy buenas tardes queridos amigos quisiera saber el precio de una botella de Whisky Glenfiddich special old reserve viene en un estuche negro este es mi correo williamijares@hotmail.com de antemano gracias por su atencion.
Mike
Posted 2004 days ago
You can pick it up at your local liquor store, I just got a new bottle yesterday and it cost around $48.00 usd.
L. Gibson
Posted 2079 days ago
Please can you help me! I purchased a few bottles of Glenfiddich Malt Whisky Liqueur when I visited your distillery in 2009. And I wish to purchase some more as it was a wonderfull drink. Could you please advise, where I could purchase this liqueur.