Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
For the Glenfiddich 40 Year Old, our Malt Master handpicks from some of the oldest casks in our distillery. Infinite layers of aroma and flavour create a 40 year old unrivalled by other rare whiskies. Only 600 bottles are released to the world each year.
On the nose, it is rich with dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, ripe black cherries, gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves. The palate is silky smooth with intense dried fruit, rich fruitcake, dates, raisins and stewed apples. A hint of bitter chocolate and pear emerge with a finish that is long lasting and complex.
The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in Dufftown by William Grant in 1866. Built in the glen of the river Fiddich, the first Glenfiddich single malt ran from the stills on Christmas day in 1887.
A long family tradition followed through the generations, with Glenfiddich one of the few distilleries in Scotland to increase production during the era of prohibition in the USA.
During the tough economic times of the 60’s and 70’s, Glenfiddich and its famous triangular bottle was instrumental in marketing “Single Malt” as the premium Scotch offering, leading to the establishment of the Single Malt category we know today.
Glenfiddich remains to this day a family run business, with current management the 5th generation descendants of Mr William Grant himself.