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Glenfiddich unveils 125th anniversary vintage

The Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage is said to be one of the rarest whiskies released by the distillery - only 286 bottles will be available.

Celebrating 125 years of whisky making at The Glenfiddich Distillery, this limited edition 25 Year Old whisky is the latest addition to the Glenfiddich Rare Collection.

The whisky was casked in a European oak sherry butt on Christmas Day 1987, Glenfiddich’s centenary anniversary. A quarter of a century later, Glenfiddich malt master, Brian Kinsman pre-selected a small number of the special centenary casks so that on the 125th anniversary of the first spirit running from the distillery’s stills, Glenfiddich founder William Grant’s great-great grandson Peter Gordon and his son Dougal could choose cask number 19996 to become the Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage.

Commenting on the release, company director Peter Gordon says: “It was an honour to select this whisky. Born of two momentous anniversaries for our distillery, this whisky truly reflects the pioneering spirit that has underpinned our 125 year history and my great-great grandfather’s legacy of making ‘the best dram in the valley’.”

Brian Kinsman, malt master adds: “Bottled from just one European oak sherry cask and testament to the uniqueness of this exclusive whisky, Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage has a cask-strength ABV of 55.2%. Glenfiddich has been family run since 1887 and with the freedom of independence and the foresight of long term planning, we have created the largest collection of single malt stock anywhere in the world. It allows to us to create exceptional and fantastic tasting whisky.”

Each individually numbered bottle is finished with a rustic copper and blue design and is presented in its own beautiful case.
Available globally, each bottle will sell for a minimum of £699.

12 September 2013 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor