In the early 1960s William Grant & Sons, the owners of Glenfiddich, made a historic move, which in due course shaped the modern whisky market – they decided to market single malt outside of Scotland.
In the 1970s and 1980s Glenfiddich released a number of limited editions bottled in beautiful porcelain decanters. The Jasper Wedgewood decanters were produced in 1987 to celebrate a century of distillation at the distillery. They contain whisky distilled in 1966 and aged in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The Wedgewood decanters are Glenfiddich collectables of the highest value.
Nose: sweet, caramelized sugar, breakfast cereals, honey, some prunes and dried apricots, toasted oak and fading traces of peat smoke.
Palate: complex with both sweetness and dryness, vanilla, caramel, dried fruit, toasted oak, hints of leather and a touch of peat.
Finish: quite long and soft, vanilla, toffee and dash of spice in the background.