Glenfiddich has announced it’s third release of one of its rarest and most precious expressions of single malt whisky – the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old.
With a strictly limited supply of just 450 bottles – just fifty are released worldwide each year – the third release of the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is a significant landmark in the history of single malt whisky and an occasion celebrated by whisky connoisseurs around the world.
The 50 bottles will now travel to some of the world’s most prestigious airports, retailers and high-end establishments, where they will retail for £10,000 per bottle.
Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s 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 and represents the very pinnacle of our whisky-making expertise.”
The nose of the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is beautifully harmonious with an uplifting, vibrant and complex aroma. The taste 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.
Peter Gordon, current Chairman and fifth-generation descendent of the distillery’s founder, William Grant, commented: “As our founder did over 120 years ago, we plan ahead, laying 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.”
Eagle-eyed whisky fans will spot small differences with this third release – the bottle’s wax seal, the metal plate inside the leather-bound case and the hand written certificate all feature the numbers 101 – 150.
Design cues have been painstakingly taken from archives that record the distillery’s 120-year history. The hand-blown bottles are individually numbered and presented in beautifully 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.