Glenfiddich Whiskies are made by master craftsmen who give extraordinary care and attention to each Glenfiddich single malt. Ranging from their signature 12-Year-Old expression to their rare, vintage, and limited edition bottles, Glenfiddich Whisky is renowned worldwide for its incredible quality and consistency.
Their award-winning lineup includes their Core Range, Experimental Series Cask Collection, Special Edition, and Rare & Vintage. Their core range can be described as smooth, delicate and rich, with a signature fruity flavor profile.
Older Whiskies from the distillery have a signature robust, very complex, beautifully sherried character — each meticulously handcrafted. Particularly in recent years, Glenfiddich has experimented with Whiskies aged in a variety of different casks like Rum and Beer casks, which have gained incredible popularity and much critical acclaim.
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This massive success of Glenfiddich was managed by just 120£. That is the cost of building the distillery in 1886.
Continuous mashing is firstly used by Glenfiddich in the Whisky market.
William Grant worked for Mortlach for 20 years before he founded Glenfiddich.
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Glenfiddich is located at the very heart of Speyside, with Balvenie and new born Kininvie, in the glen of River Fiddich.
Glenfiddich was founded in 1886, by William Grant, after he quit Mortlach. In the beginning stages he actually purchased the old still from Cardow (Cardhu of today), and started production.
In 1898 Pattison -- the biggest client of Glenfiddich to buy malts for their blends -- went bankrupt, and Glenfiddich decided to create its own blend, the Standfast. In the early 1900s, William Grant formalized the name of the company, to William Grant & Sons.
During prohibition, Glenfiddich stood strong, remaining one of the few Scotch distillers that kept on producing. William's grandson Grant Gordon, surprisingly increased the production. 1963 was a benchmark in single malt history, thanks to Glenfiddich.
Glenfiddich revised the bottle shape to a triangle, which was designed by Hans Schleger and named its Whisky 'single malt Whisky,' which was a massive success. Glenfiddich was doing good.
The Solera innovation in 1998, was another benchmark in the Whisky history. As of today Glenfiddich remains one of the highest selling Whisky brands, being the most awarded Whisky in the world.
Glenfiddich produces an unbelievable amount of 10 million liters per year, using the water from the famous Robbie Dubh. Three giant mash tuns, and 24 Douglas washbacks are present at the site, with 32 stills in total.
The stills vary in capacity and shape, and they are fueled by gas, making production unique. The maltings are sourced from Balvenie and industrial maltings. Another extremely important fact about Glenfiddich, is their onsite cooperage. Glenfiddich has its own coopers and masters, to create the most effective aging for its Whisky.
CountryUnited Kingdom, Scotland
OwnerWilliam Grant & Sons
No. of stills32
AddressGlenfiddich Distillery Castle Road Dufftown Moray AB55 4DH United Kingdom
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You're invited to visit the Valley of the Deer in Speyside, deep in the highlands of Scotland. Take a tour of the Valley of the Glenfiddich Distillery. Hand-built by our founder in 1887. Walk through over 125 years of history, where time hasn't affected tradition.
Experience the heat of the still house. Discover the angel's share in warehouse one. Enjoy the rich Whisky aromas. See where our rarest Whiskies can spend up to five decades maturing. And on our explorer's tour, learn how we create one of the world's most innovative malt. And no tour would be complete without tasting a unique selection of the world's most awarded single malt Scotch Whisky.
We look forward to welcoming you soon. Book your tour of the Glenfiddich Distillery today.