In 1886, with the help of his seven sons and two daughters, William Grant set out to fulfil a lifelong ambition. Together they began building his distillery by hand and after a single year it was ready. William Grant named it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for Valley of the Deer.
On Christmas Day 1887, the first drop flowed from the copper stills. Over 120 years later, we remain family-owned and Glenfiddich has become the worlds most awarded single malt. This independence allows Brian Kinsman our Malt Master and only the sixth in our history, to combine tradition with a unique innovation.
Brian delicately finishes our whiskey in new American and new Spanish casks for up to 12 weeks. Alive with flavour, new oak needs precision handling by a master craftsman who understands exactly how quickly young wood interacts with our whisky.
His mastery of oak, and the expert knowledge of our own onsite coopers who are committed to using only the best quality oak, has seen them personally source and help make our new oak casks in cooperages in Louisville, USA and Jerez, Spain. This allows the aged whisky to take on just the right amount of extra flavouring creamy vanilla and soft toffee, aromatic spice, robust oak and deep fruit, creating an exceptionally rich and complex single malt.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.glenfiddich.com
*Info taken from bottle