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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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sharon arscott
Posted 2036 days ago
i am trying to find out what the batch no. 8268 on an 18 year old single malt scotch means. any information would be appreciated
Mark Butler
Posted 2073 days ago
Hi, my son was given a case (6 bottles) of 1lt Glenfiddich Single Malt Special Reserve twenty one years ago as a christening present by his godfather. His 21st bithday is next week, could you advise me on the following please: firstly is there any special way to toast this occasion, will it still be drinkable, how can we verify the date of bottling as there is no date on the bottle and is it worth anything? The barcode on one of the bottles is 5 010327 000695 and on the container 5 010327 000688 if that is of any help. My email address is mxbutler13@btinternet.com. Many thanks, Mark
Keith de Noble
Posted 2357 days ago
A good standard for single malts is the 12 year old, though I have found many I prefer more. Must try the 18 soon.
Joanne Bergstrom, Editor
Posted 2719 days ago
Allan, we can likely help you,but as always, we need photos. Also, please post your question along with pix here:
http://whisky.com/forum/
Allan
Posted 2720 days ago
I have a 12 year old Caoran Reserve single malt in a Black bottle, is it worth anything or should I just drink it. The reference number is M77187011. Etched onto the bottle is 14:49:21 L32m42490506. Does this mean anything?
James
Posted 2728 days ago
The Glenfiddich 18 is quite a huge step up from the 12 which is weak and a bit sour. The Glenfiddich 18 is rich, mellow beyond belief with a variety of flavors that's just stunning. A big full finish and a glorious aroma . I dont know which Glenfiddich The Calibrated Tongue panned so badly but it could not have possibly been the 18yr old lest he be completely daft. The Glenfiddich is matured in both Oloroso sherry and Bourbon casks and you can taste both the sherry and bourbon which is so good words cannot describe it justly. The Glenfiddich 18 was judged to be the very finest 18yr old Single Malt Scotch in the World at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition back to back winner in 2005 and 2006. I whole-heartedly agree, the Best in the World.
pitchaiahm
Posted 2775 days ago
Glenfiddich 18yrs is so smooth,sweet and lovely smell. enjoyed so comfortbly.ya cocktail still it will be good.
Jenny
Posted 2812 days ago
AAAAARRRRrrrgh! Never in a coctail. Use bar scotch, something cheap.
Helen
Posted 2865 days ago
Can you serve this malt as a cocktail recipe!!
Simon
Posted 2903 days ago
I am trying to find out where I can buy a single malt of a spacific date (8th June 1970) can anyone please help. mail me at sbromyard@hotmail.com thank you.