Glenfiddich 50 Year Old
Only 50 bottles of this single malt Scotch whisky are released each year. The Glenfiddich 50 year old is a culmination of over a century of expert craft, traditions passed down by five generations. Two exceptional casks, both matured for 50 years were married with great care to craft a perfectly harmonious aroma and flavour.
The nose is uplifting, vibrant and complex. Delicate rose petal and violets with green tobacco leaf, oak and faint hints of smoke. The palate is initially very sweet, with zesty orange marmalade, vanilla toffee, layers of aromatic herb, floral and soft fruits. The finish is exceptionally long, with a touch of dry oak and the merest trace of peat.
The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in Dufftown by William Grant in 1866. Built in the glen of the river Fiddich, the first Glenfiddich single malt ran from the stills on Christmas day in 1887.
A long family tradition followed through the generations, with Glenfiddich one of the few distilleries in Scotland to increase production during the era of prohibition in the USA.
During the tough economic times of the 60’s and 70’s, Glenfiddich and its famous triangular bottle was instrumental in marketing “Single Malt” as the premium Scotch offering, leading to the establishment of the Single Malt category we know today.
Glenfiddich remains to this day a family run business, with current management the 5th generation descendants of Mr William Grant himself.