Birthday bottle joins rare range

One of the Anniversary vintage bottles.
One of the Anniversary vintage bottles.

A RARE expression of single malt Glenfiddich has been launched to mark the 125th anniversary of whisky production at the distillery.

Only 286 bottles of the Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage have been made available, with each bottle priced £699. It is the latest addition to the distillery’s Rare Collection.
The 25 year old malt, which was bottled at a cask strength of 55.2% ABV, was casked on the distillery’s centenary anniversary, Christmas Day 1987, in a European oak sherry butt.
Malt master Brian Kinsman later selected a small shortlist of casks for the 125th edition with the final decision made by Peter Gordon, director of the distillery’s parent company, William Grant & Sons.
Gordon, the great, great grandson of distillery founder William Grant, chose the cask with his son Douglas.
Peter Gordon said it was “an honour” to select the anniversary whisky, which he described as “born of two momentous anniversaries for our distillery”.
Bronze in colour, the Glenfiddich Anniversary Vintage is said to have a nose of rich fruit cake, toasted almonds and cinnamon and a rich and spicy taste with sweet sherbet flavour.