Glenfiddich Vintage 1974

Glenfiddich

VINTAGE RESERVE 1974

VERY SWEET, VANILLA TOFFEE, BURST OF FRUIT AND SPICES, OAK TANIN
ABV 46.8%, 70CL

We brought together our greatest experts to handpick Glenfiddich’s first ever vatted Vintage Reserve. Our Malt Master Brian Kinsman, our Global Brand Ambassador Ian Millar, and 13 Brand Ambassadors from across the world.

In 2011 the expert panel nosed and tasted three outstanding vattings from different years. Each crafted by Brian Kinsman. With skill, attention and much debate the 1974, which had been maturing for 36 years was chosen.

Only 1,000 bottles of this rare reserve were released.

We brought together our greatest experts to handpick Glenfiddich’s first ever vatted Vintage Reserve. Our Malt Master Brian Kinsman, our Global Brand Ambassador Ian Millar, and 13 Brand Ambassadors from across the world.

In 2011 the expert panel nosed and tasted three outstanding vattings from different years. Each crafted by Brian Kinsman. With skill, attention and much debate the 1974, which had been maturing for 36 years was chosen.

Only 1,000 bottles of this rare reserve were released.

 

Tasting Notes

GLENFIDDICH Vintage Reserve 1974

Colour

Rich golden.

Nose

Rich and oaky with vibrant vanilla sweetness and an intriguing hint of polished leather and liquorice. With a little water, fresh fruit and spice bursts through – orange marmalade, ripe berries, cinnamon, nutmeg and caramelised pear.

Taste

Initially very sweet with a vanilla toffee character. Oak tannin develops with time. A satisfying oily texture and a slightly drier flavour emerges. With water notes become velvety soft and mellow. Beautiful layers of fruit, spice, oak and the merest hint of smoke are revealed.

Finish

Very long lasting with lingering oak.

  • ONLY THE FINEST

    Our highly qualified panel nosed and tasted three specially created vattings – 1973, 1974 and 1975. The 1974 vatting was scrupulously chosen as the very best.

  • AMBASSADORS ACROSS THE GLOBE

    Our Brand Ambassadors are whisky experts from around the world. They live thousands of miles apart yet form a tightly knit community, sharing their knowledge and excitement for whisky with the world. Every year they visit us at the Distillery and share their stories.