Glenfiddich Distillery sits in Dufftown, the whisky capitol of Scotland. It was built by William Grant in 1886 and furnished with second-hand equipment purchased from Cardhu Distillery for £119 19s.
Today Glenfiddich is the biggest Scottish malt distillery with the capacity of 14 million liters of spirit per annum. In 2011 the distillery reached a considerable milestone by selling 1 million cases of whisky – first malt whisky brand with such achievement. Glenfiddich Pure Malt (by today standards single malt) comprises whisky aged for a minimum of 8 years predominantly in ex-bourbon barrels. It was bottled in the last Century, when the brand had 35% share of the world export market for malt whisky and in the UK was outselling its nearest competitor by three to one.
Nose: fresh, malty and fruity, vanilla, honey, pears, apples, lemon peel, summer meadow, hints of peat and oak.
Palate: breakfast cereals, apples, pears, gooseberries, milk chocolate, touch of spice and delicate grassy and nutty notes.
Finish: medium long, warming, fresh orchard fruits, malt, vanilla, oak and fading hints of smoke.