Aged for a minimum of 40 years, this whisky earned the Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2013.
In 1886, William Grant, along with the help of his nine children and a single stone mason, began construction of the Glenfiddich Distillery, situated in the Speyside region of Scotland. After a year of hard labor, the first drop of whisky fell from the distillery's copper-pot stills on Christmas Day 1887. Today, Grant's passion, determination and pioneering spirit continue to guide Glenfiddich Distillery, which is stewarded by the fifth generation of the Grant family.
Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch is made exclusively from malted barley, which is milled and mashed with water sourced from Robbie Dhu spring. The crystal clear spring water, which is bottled directly at the source, is incredibly pure — the distillery purchased 1,200 acres around the spring decades ago in order to protect its unique water supply. After the barley has been mashed, it is fermented in wooden fermentation tanks made of Douglas Fir. While wooden fermentation tanks are more expensive and difficult to maintain as compared to stainless steel tanks, they absorb a portion of the heat generated during fermentation, and thus, enable a slower and longer fermentation process. Following fermentation, the wash is twice-distilled through Glenfiddich's copper-pot stills (the distillery employs a craftsman onsite to tend to the stills, which are unique in shape and size) before the heart of the distillate is cut and prepared for maturation.
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from the vatting of a select number of casks maturing in the cellars of Glenfiddich Distillery, each of which is at least 40 years old. The whisky has an aroma of dates, figs and dried apricots that gives way to notes of dried fruits, roasted coffee and baked apples on the palate. The finish is endless and complex, with touches of dark chocolate, faint peat and butterscotch.
The whisky earned the Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2013. In addition, only 600 bottles of the whisky — each of which is individually numbered and wrapped in a calf-leather case — are released each year. Pick one up today!
88.6 (44.3% ABV)
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Aroma of dates, figs and dried apricots. Notes of dried fruits, roasted coffee and baked apples on the palate. Finish is endless and complex, with touches of dark chocolate, faint peat and butterscotch.