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Glenfiddich releases 50 Year Old

From a limited stock of 500 bottles, just 50 will be released annually over the next 10 years to be sold at a retail price of £10,000 a bottle.

The packaging of this extraordinarily rare single malt reflects the excellence of the whisky inside – rich with authenticity and heritage. Design cues have been taken from archives that record the distillery’s 120 year history with the hand-blown bottles individually numbered and presented in hand-stitched, leather-bound cases, inspired by founder William Grant’s personal ledgers.

Each bottle is decorated in Scottish silver, crafted by Thomas Fattorini, a sixth generation silversmith, and imprinted with William Grant & Sons’ own hallmark.
Nestling next to the bottle, a leather bound book details the whisky’s history and provides pages for personal tasting notes. A certificate is also included within the case, which has been hand-signed by four of the distillery’s long-serving craftsmen and Peter Gordon, chairman and fifth generation descendent of the distillery’s founder.
Glenfiddich 50 Year Old will be available in the world’s most prestigious airports for the next two months, before a strictly limited number travel from the distillery to select retailers and high-end establishments around the world.
It will sell for £10,000 per bottle.

Peter Gordon comments: “Staying true to the pioneering spirit of our founder, William Grant, who laid down stocks of whisky for future generations to enjoy, we have consistently planned ahead and have more aged stock than any other distillery.

"Our whisky spends years being carefully matured in our warehouses, with each additional year imparting light and elegant notes to the liquid. Every new year is important when it comes to making exceptional whisky - and Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is the ultimate expression of this pioneering foresight.”


August 09






Peter Gordon, chairman and fifth generation descendent of the distillery’s founder William Grant


1 August 2009 - Felicity Murray