New Glenfiddich to mark 125 years

IMG_9103Famous for its single malt Scotch whisky, Glenfiddich unveils the Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage, an exclusive 25-year old expression with only 286 bottles to be released.

Distilled on Christmas Day 1987, as part of the single malt’s centenary celebrations, this special release marks 125 years of pioneering whisky making at The Glenfiddich Distillery. It was selected on Christmas Day 2012, the distillery’s 125th anniversary, by its founder William Grant’s great-great grandson, Peter Gordon and his son, Dougal.

IMG_9542All 286 bottles of Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage were taken from just one cask, selected by Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman and William Grant’s descendants. Brian Kinsman said: “The whisky’s unusually high ABV of 55.2 percent signifies the uniqueness of this precious, cask-strength liquid. It is a true connoisseur’s choice and with a host of evocative flavors and subtle aromas, it marks another milestone in our pioneering history.”

Decorated in rustic copper and a rich blue with a beautiful case, the presentation and packaging of each of these individually numbered bottles reflects Glenfiddich’s rich history.

IMG_9119Peter Gordon, director of The Glenfiddich Distillery said, “Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage celebrates an illustrious 125 years of innovative whisky making. It’s a true honor to be able to choose such an exceptionally rare spirit to celebrate my great-great grandfather’s pioneering legacy and our continuing commitment to create ‘the best dram in the valley’.”

IMG_1176Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage boasts complex and sensuous flavors that have been allowed to develop and mellow in oak casks for a quarter of a century. Rich fruit cake, toasted almonds and cinnamon flavors flourish on the nose, underpinned by a zesty citrus note enveloped in vanilla sweetness, allowing hints of hints of liquorice, leather and ground coffee. On the tongue it takes on a beautiful velvety texture, rich and spicy with a sweet sherbety flavor. The depth of oak tannin creates an intriguing balance of sweet and dry with a luxurious mouth coating oiliness, which is decadently succeeded by a long-lasting, sweet, oaky finish.

The Glenfiddich 125-year anniversary dinner at The Penthouse, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta on January 22, 2014 featured five specially numbered bottles of the vintage retailed at a minimum bid of USD 1,168 – and at the end of the event the bidding soared to USD 2,000.

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