In 1886, William Grant built his own distillery. He named it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for ‘Valley of the Deer’. On Christmas day 1887 the first drop of whisky flowed from the stills. Today the distillery is still owned by William Grant’s family.
Since 2000, Glenfiddich has received more awards that any other single malt Scotch Whisky at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
The distillery is located at:
The distillery set in a beautiful location can be toured and details of company website are below.
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Single Malt
The whisky is a blend of aged malts which were independently aged in three different types of oak casks. Some of the malt blend is previously aged in reused American bourbon oak; some is previously aged in reused Spanish sherry oak; and some is aged in new virgin oak. The blended single malt is then aged for a final time in a large Solera vat. This solera vat is never emptied. When whisky is drawn from the vat, it is always left at least half full. This means that there is always a small portion of the whisky in the vat getting older and older. The whisky drawn from the vat is allowed to settle in a Solera tun for a period prior to bottling.
The whisky looks stunning in the beautiful packaging, even better in the glass and best of all in the mouth. It has a lovely after burn and quite simply is stunning. We enjoyed the 12 year old malt as well but the 15 year old had the ‘edge’ in terms of smoothness and flavour. Those few extra important years in the vat do make all the difference.
We really like the Glenfiddich whiskies and the 15 year old malt is a star.