Vintage Cask

GLENFIDDICH

VINTAGE CASK

SMOKY, FLORAL AND INTENSE
ABV 40%, 70CL

Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, has hand-selected the finest casks of European and American oak and married them in small batches to create a truly extraordinary single malt, the culmination of our coopers’ craft and skill.
 
Unusually for our collection, Glenfiddich Vintage is a lightly peated whisky. The European oak casks give it a vibrant, toffee apple character, while the American oak imparts layers of additional smoky embers and velvety vanilla smoothness.
 
We use our distinctive Cask Collection Solera vat to meld these complex flavours together, adding extra layers of richness, depth and complexity to create a smoky, characterful and lingering whisky with a delicate yet discernibly peaty note.

Exclusively available in Global Travel Retail.

Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, has hand-selected the finest casks of European and American oak and married them in small batches to create a truly extraordinary single malt, the culmination of our coopers’ craft and skill.
 
Unusually for our collection, Glenfiddich Vintage is a lightly peated whisky. The European oak casks give it a vibrant, toffee apple character, while the American oak imparts layers of additional smoky embers and velvety vanilla smoothness.
 
We use our distinctive Cask Collection Solera vat to meld these complex flavours together, adding extra layers of richness, depth and complexity to create a smoky, characterful and lingering whisky with a delicate yet discernibly peaty note.

Exclusively available in Global Travel Retail.

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Cask Collection

Watch as our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, noses and tastes our Cask Collection and see the Solera Vat in its stages of production.

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Tasting Notes

Glenfiddich Vintage Cask

Colour

Golden barley.

Nose

Freshly cut straw and bonfire smoke recall an autumn evening. Smokiness and leafy, floral notes to intrigue and delight.

Taste

An initial burst of sweetness with vanilla, crème brûlée and citrus, immediately followed by a rush of smoke, burning embers and meadow flowers. 

Finish

Long lasting floral and smoky notes.

  • A HOMEAGE TO OUR FAMILY'S PAST

    It’s been a long while since Glenfiddich made a whisky with peat. In the days of William Grant, and up to the 1950s, peat was often used in the malting process. This expression pays homage to those times. The new distillate is typically around 25ppm phenol, which reduces to around 15ppm as the liquid matures.

  • A tribute to our coopers’ dedication

    After decades spent mastering their craft, our coopers instinctively understand how the very best quality wood can imbue our precious single malt with extra rich layers of character that perfectly complement the velvety, peaty flavours found in our Vintage Cask. To ensure the quality of our wood, we’re one of the last distilleries with our own on-site cooperage. We think it makes all the difference.

  • Our pioneering Solera process 

    Developed by our fifth Malt Master, David Stewart, the Solera process was inspired by his journey to the sherry-making regions of Spain. Individual casks are hand-chosen for their flavour before being married in a specially constructed Solera Vat that’s always kept at least half full, allowing the individual and complex flavours found in each cask to marry, mellow and create a single malt of ultimate consistency.

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