Home To Glenfiddich: Part 7

18 May 2014

A Family Tree

by Joel Harrison

As a writer, I am enthralled by narrative. The journey for any reader should be one of discovery, of adventure and of learning.

Over the past two months, I have been on a journey of discovery to see exactly how the whisky in a bottle of Glenfiddich single malt Scotch is produced. Parts of this journey I have been on before, but looking at the individual aspect of exactly how a cask is produced, from the branch to the barrel has been an utterly beguiling experience.

Glencairn glass in Warehouse 8

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Keeping it in the Family

6 May 2014

By Jamie Milne, UK Brand Ambassador

As many of you will know, on Christmas Day 2012, Glenfiddich celebrated an anniversary - 125 years to the day since the first spirit ran from the stills at the distillery, when William Grant and his family saw their dream become a reality. His descendants still own and manage our Distillery today.

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Home To Glenfiddich: Part 6

9 April 2014

Liquid History

by Joel Harrison

The process of combining three natural ingredients - barley, water and yeast – a generous helping of time and an oak cask to create a golden whisky, is the closest thing I have ever experienced to alchemy.

It is this magical process which was used by William Grant when he opened Glenfiddich distillery on Christmas Day 1887 and the one still employed at the distillery today. 

Using a "Copper Dog" to test the liquid

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Home To Glenfiddich: Part 5

4 April 2014

A Slice of Speyside

by Joel Harrison

As a whisky writer, I spend a large chunk of my time visiting Scotland and her various distilleries, but there is one area that I never tire of visiting: Speyside.

Unloading the casks at the Distillery

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Home To Glenfiddich: Part 4

2 April 2014

Barrels without Borders: The Journey of the Cask

by Joel Harrison

Casks have been used for thousands of years. They have provided us with a vessel to transport goods from producer to consumer, and it was their usefulness in this capacity through which the maturation of liquor was discovered.

A cask about to be shipped

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