The 20th Century was very successful for William Grant & Sons and their Glenfiddich Distillery,
In 1963 Glenfiddich became the first whisky to be marketed as single malt outside of Scotland and at the end of the Century the brand had almost 35% of global market share. According to the distillery statement: ‘In 1984 specially selected casks of Glenfiddich spirit were laid down with the knowledge that they would reach perfection for the dawn of the Third Millennium’. Glenfiddich 1984 Reserve was launched in 2000 after 15 years of aging.
Nose: fruity and fragrant, meadow full of wild flowers, pears, pineapple, walnuts, milk chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and toasted oak.
Palate: nicely balanced, malty, vanilla, toffee, lemon grass, apple pie sprinkled with cinnamon, hints of cacao and delicate herbal notes.
Finish: medium long, combination of vanilla sweetness and oaky dryness.