Keeping it in the Family

6 Май 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.


Home To Glenfiddich: Part 6

9 Апрель 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


Home To Glenfiddich: Part 5

4 Апрель 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


Home To Glenfiddich: Part 4

2 Апрель 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


Home To Glenfiddich: Part 3

27 Март 2014

Branch to Barrel: The Cooperage

by Joel Harrison

Having seen a giant American white oak tree hand picked by a local lumberjack and delivered to a stave mill to be carefully sawn up, I stayed on the journey of this new-wood to see these newly harvest planks taken directly to one of the most important places in the whole of the whisky making process: the cooperage.

Kelvin Cooperage