Home To Glenfiddich: Part 1

19 March 2014

A Journey Begins

by Joel Harrison

Soon, we'll be releasing a brand new expression. To give you a peek behind the scenes, we sent Joel Harrison to the USA to document the journey of an American Oak cask.

It is no secret that single malt Scotch whisky is made from just three ingredients: water, barley and yeast. This trilogy of naturally occurring elements are combined in perfect harmony to give us what is known in the Scotch whisky business as ‘new make spirit’, a clear yet surprisingly tasty younger brother to what eventually graduates, after a minimum of three years in oak casks, into ‘whisky’.

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Should you add water to your dram?

28 February 2014

By Ian Millar, Global Brand Ambassador

Should you add water to your single malt?

One of the best things about being the Global Ambassador for Glenfiddich is that I get to travel the world, introducing people to our incredible whiskies and helping them get even more enjoyment from their single malt. 

Wherever I am, I often find myself asked the question: do you put water in your whisky? And if so, how much? No matter where you go, you'll always find people of the opinion that whisky can only be consumed without water, "neat". In fact, it's a matter of taste.

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A closer look at the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition

10 February 2014

By Ian Millar, Global Brand Ambassador

As they’re the same age, I often get asked what are the differences between our 15 Year Old Distillery Edition and our 15 Year Old Solera. It’s quite hard to explain on paper and I’d highly recommend simply tasting it for yourself. Still, this might be a good opportunity to tell you a bit more about this wonderful expression of Glenfiddich.

Two things set our Distillery Edition apart from the rest of the Glenfiddich range. Firstly, it’s stronger – 51%ABV in fact. Secondly, it’s non chill filtered. Both of these differences have a remarkable effect on the flavour of the whisky. Let’s take a closer look…

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A heritage of innovation: our Solera Vat

31 December 2013

You may have already enjoyed our Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, with its complex layers of warm spice, honey and fruit. But what makes it so distinctive? We asked our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, to explain the care and attention that goes into this exceptional single malt.


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Meet Paul Kendall, our Glenfiddich archivist and company historian

4 December 2013

Can you tell us exactly what the archives are, and what they hold?
Glenfiddich’s archives provide a concrete timeline of the brand’s history; they are probably unique in the entire whisky industry for the wealth and material they have because there’s no other distillery or group of distilleries that has got such a continuous history as Glenfiddich.  


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