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
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.
Courtesy of the Glenfiddich
SPECIAL RESERVE 12 YEAR
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
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.
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
RESERVE 15 YEAR
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
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.
18 YEAR SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
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.
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
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.
and sweet, floral hints of banana, figs and rich toffee.
Initially soft, then brisk and vibrant, peppery, a
touch of smoke, vanilla, ginger, lime, spices and
Wins 'Icons of Scotland 2007' Best Distillery Visitor
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.
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.
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
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.
The Glenfiddich Distillery
Scotland AB55 4DH
Tel: +44 (0) 1340 820 373 Email: Glenfiddich
Glenfiddich Distillery Location
We are located on the A941 approximately half a mile north
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
Take a right immediately after the clock tower. This is
A941. Half a mile (0.8km) down on the right is the Glenfiddich
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
Follow this road straight through Rothes village until you
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
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.