Distillery Focus – Glenfiddich Distillery at Hard To Find Whisky – Scotch Whisky News

William Grant and family started building his distillery in 1886 and named it Glenfiddich which is Gaelic for ‘Valley of the Deer’. Towards the end of the next year the first drop of spirit fell from the copper stills. During the prohibition in 1923, Glenfiddich was one of only 6 distilleries still running in Scotland. In the later half of the fifties, Glenfiddich built its own cooperage and in the early sixties came up with their recognisable triangular bottle design.

In 1963 Glenfiddich was the first Single Malt to be promoted outside Scotland – previously consumers were only used to drinking blended whisky. Glenfiddich has gone from strength to strength and is now the world’s best selling Single Malt Whisky and has won more awards than any other Scotch Whisky distillery.

Their best selling 12 year old single malt is soft, fresh and delicate, and a classic example of a gentle Speyside Single Malt Whisky. Older expressions typically use a higher proportion of ex-Sherry casks, becoming richer and more complex with age.

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