Glenfiddich Scotch whisky distillery has been in the Grant family throughout its history.
In September 1886, after 20 years of saving from his annual salary of £100, William Grant bought some second-hand distillery equipment and land near the River Fiddich in Speyside. With his wife, seven sons, two daughters and one stonemason they built the Glenfiddich distillery with their bare hands. The entire project cost £800. On Christmas day in 1887, William Grant and Son’s Glenfiddich Pure Malt Whisky ran from the stills.
Glenfiddich means ‘Valley of the deer’
Glenfiddich Whisky Tasting Notes
Nose : Honey, apples and pears, light spice.
Palate : Complex fruit, sweet maltiness.
Finish : Medium to long, with fruit, vanilla, honey,
Glenfiddich 12 year old Special Reserve
Nose : Light and fresh, fragrant with heather.
Palate : Sweet malty notes with fresh fruit flavours and a touch of spice.
Finish : Fragrant with a hint of peat.
Glenfiddich Toasted Oak 12 year old Ltd Release
Nose : Maple syrup, marshmallow, pineapple, grapefruit.
Palate : Light and delicate body. Dry, lightly spiced, wine gums.
Finish : Quite short
Glenfiddich 12 year old Caoran Reserve
Nose : Fresh barley, a whiff of smoke and gentle but distinct
background of apples and pears.
Palate : Sweet malt, vanilla, white chocolate and gentle spices.
Finish : Long replication of the palate.
Glenfiddich 15 year old Solera Reserve 40%
Nose : A wonderful combination of soft fruits, honey and chocolate.
Palate : Big, rich and very smooth. Sweet barley, white chocolate and
A multitude of delicate fruit flavours.
Finish : Long and complex fruits with creamy toffee.
Glenfiddich 19 year old Age of Discovery
Madeira Cask Finish 40%
Nose : Sweet mixed fruit jam with gentle spices.
Palate : Light bodied with gentle fruit and a spicy cinnamon kick,
edging towards vanilla and malty whilst keeping the spice.
Finish : Soft oaky vanilla with the spice taking a back seat.
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