Glenfiddich Distillery Tour and Tasting – seven 1oz samples
June 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The Virtual Clubhouse is going to go on a Virtual Distillery Tour to Scotland, courtesy of Glenfiddich. Join us for as Allan Roth takes us to Scotland and the Glenfiddich distillery itself, and we don’t even have to leave our living room. Afterwards, we’ll drink some scotch:
SPECIAL EVENT BOTTLES
Glenfiddich 1973 Single Cask No. 9875 33yr
This event will include the extremely rare Glenfiddich valued (and costing the club) in the thousands.
Glenfiddich 12 – ’90s version
This collectible bottle has been sitting in its bottle for 25 years waiting for… this event. For fun, let’s see how the expression has changed over 2 or 3 decades.
Glenfiddich Cask Sample
This unofficial cask sample is from Allan Roth’s collection. Only he knows what it is.
CORE RANGE BOTTLES (as described on their website)
Glenfiddich 12 (current version)
Flowing in the Valley of the Deer since 1887, our family’s signature expression is the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky*.
With a unique freshness from the same Highland spring water we’ve used since 1887, its distinctive fruitiness comes from the high cut point William Grant always insisted upon.
Carefully matured in the finest American oak and European oak sherry casks for at least 12 years, it is mellowed in oak marrying tuns to create its sweet and subtle oak flavours.
Creamy with a long, smooth and mellow finish, our 12 Year Old is the perfect example of Glenfiddich’s unique Speyside style and is widely proclaimed the best dram in the valley.
Exemplifying our family’s tradition of innovation, our 15 Year Old expression is created using a technique pioneered by our Malt Master and its warm, spicy flavours are transformed with the alchemy of the Solera Vat.
Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in our unique Solera Vat, a large oak tun inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal.
Never emptied, and kept half full of whiskies since 1998, our Solera Vat is the culmination of curious minds and the pioneering spirit of our family. It’s also the secret behind this whisky becoming the first 15 year old expression to enter the top ten best selling single malts.
Glenfiddich The Original – 1963 Inspired
Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Sandy Grant Gordon, this historic expression is a recreation of the original 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt that started the single malt category.
Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, recreated the Original 1963 from our unrivalled collection of aged whiskies with the recipe uncovered from the Glenfiddich family archives.
While most whiskies today mature in oak, sherry casks were more prominent in 1963. The result, then and now, is a spirit contrasting many of our other expressions.
The aroma is floral with the hallmark Glenfiddich pear, followed by lively fruit notes, biscuity with a soft vanilla oakiness and deliciously dry finish.