Glenfiddich has announced the second release of it’s Glenfiddich 50 Year Old and as you can see from the fantastic promotional pictures below it has a bit of a James Bond feel to the release.
Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s sixth Malt Master commented: “Having gently aged in the semi-darkness of Warehouse 8 for half a decade, the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is a true reflection of our dedication to producing the ultimate single malt Scotch whisky.“
To taste, the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is initially sweet with a zesty orange marmalade and vanilla toffee, which then cascades through a wonderful series of layers: aromatic herbs, floral and soft fruits, silky oak tannin and hints of gentle smoke.
The finish is exceptionally long with a touch of dry oak and the merest trace of peat.
Brian Kinsman also added: “The nose of the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is beautifully harmonious with an uplifting, vibrant and complex aroma. It’s a real honour to be part of a single malt whisky that represents the very pinnacle of our whisky-making expertise.”
Peter Gordon, who is the current Chairman and as a fifth generation descendent of the distillery’s founder, is the great-great-grandson of William Grant, commented: “As our founder did over 120 years ago, we consistently plan ahead and lay down stocks of whisky for future generations to cherish and enjoy. Because of this pioneering approach,
Glenfiddich has more aged stock than any other distillery. The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is the ultimate expression of this foresight and we are hugely proud of it.”
Not to be confused with the first release. There are small differences with this second release – the bottle’s wax seal, the metal plate inside the leather-bound case and the hand written certificate all feature the numbers 51-100.
Additionally the hand-blown bottles are individually numbered and presented in hand-stitched, leather-bound cases, inspired by William Grant’s personal ledgers.
Each bottle is decorated in Scottish silver, crafted by Thomas Fattorini, a sixth generation silversmith, and individually imprinted with William Grant & Sons’ own hallmark.
There are on average 28 shots in a 70cl bottle – which works out at £357 each given the £10,000 price tag attached to the bottles.
James Bond will probably get his shots on expenses …
Here is some info on the 1960 AC Aceca vintage car featured above:
Britain’s oldest car manufacturer, AC has produced vehicles since 1901 and the marque carries enormous prestige. The hand-built AC Aceca was extremely innovative – the engine was considered to be an ‘engineering marvel’ – and only 348
Acecas were produced between 1954 and 1963. The car pictured at the Glenfiddich distillery left the factory in 1960.