Glenfiddich 40 Year Old

Glenfiddich

40 Year Old

INTENSE DRIED FRUIT, ROASTED COFFEE, STEWED APPLE, HINT OF DRY OAK, BITTER CHOCOLATE AND FAINT PEAT
ABV VARIES DEPENDENT ON YEAR, 70CL

An exemplary single malt. Our Malt Master handpicks some of the oldest casks in the world, marrying 40 year old vattings to craft a peerless whisky. Infinite depth and layer upon
layer of aroma and flavour create a 40 year old unrivalled by other rare whiskies of this age.

Each bottle is individually numbered and wrapped in hand-stitched calf leather. Each is accompanied by a leather bound book telling its 40 year old story, with certification hand-signed by our longest-serving craftsmen.

Only 600 bottles are released to the world each year. Each batch eagerly anticipated by the experts.

An exemplary single malt. Our Malt Master handpicks some of the oldest casks in the world, marrying 40 year old vattings to craft a peerless whisky. Infinite depth and layer upon
layer of aroma and flavour create a 40 year old unrivalled by other rare whiskies of this age.

Each bottle is individually numbered and wrapped in hand-stitched calf leather. Each is accompanied by a leather bound book telling its 40 year old story, with certification hand-signed by our longest-serving craftsmen.

Only 600 bottles are released to the world each year. Each batch eagerly anticipated by the experts.

May be available in selected specialist outlets. Subject to availability.

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    Gold Medal 2012

    International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)
  • 2013 IPC gold

    Gold Medal 2013

    International Spirits Challenge (ISC)

tasting notes

GLENFIDDICH 40 year old 

Colour

Dark mahogany.

Nose

Beautifully rich with layer upon layer of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and ripe black cherries. Waves of gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves.

Taste

Silky smooth and luxurious. Intense dried fruit notes are followed by rich fruitcake, dates, raisins and stewed apples. Over time slightly dry oak notes appear, with a hint of bitter chocolate and the faintest peat notes.

Finish

Incredibly long lasting and complex. Truly memorable.

  • PERFECTING HARMONY

    Our 40 Year Old’s infinite richness and harmony is crafted by our Malt Master. He hand selects truly exceptional casks and marries them with the remnants of our last vatting of rare 40 Year Old whisky.

  • THE FINEST OAK

    Our 40 Year Old is matured in the finest Ozark Mountain American oak, from forests stretching between Missouri and Arkansas. And the highest quality European oak from Spain and Portugal. The bourbon and sherry opens up the oak letting it breathe, soften and absorb layers of subtle flavour that grow and change over time.

  • FERMENTATION IN DOUGLAS FIR

    We believe the biological interaction between wood and wash even in fermentation plays a part in the final character of our whisky. So we continue to craft our washbacks from Douglas Fir, where others use stainless steel. A tradition that protects the integrity of our whisky.

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