Glenfiddich the original v2

Glenfiddich

The Original

Soft vanilla oak, toasted biscuit, fresh pear and delicate spices
ABV 40%

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Sandy Grant Gordon, this historic expression is a recreation of the original 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt that started the single malt category.

Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, recreated the Original 1963 from our unrivalled collection of aged whiskies with the recipe uncovered from the Glenfiddich family archives.

 

While most whiskies today mature in oak, sherry casks were more prominent in 1963. The result, then and now, is a spirit contrasting many of our other expressions.

 

The aroma is floral with the hallmark Glenfiddich pear, followed by lively fruit notes, biscuity with a soft vanilla oakiness and deliciously dry finish.

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Sandy Grant Gordon, this historic expression is a recreation of the original 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt that started the single malt category.

Our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, recreated the Original 1963 from our unrivalled collection of aged whiskies with the recipe uncovered from the Glenfiddich family archives.

 

While most whiskies today mature in oak, sherry casks were more prominent in 1963. The result, then and now, is a spirit contrasting many of our other expressions.

 

The aroma is floral with the hallmark Glenfiddich pear, followed by lively fruit notes, biscuity with a soft vanilla oakiness and deliciously dry finish.

  • TOday

    Brian Kinsman, our sixth Malt Master, has drawn on our unrivalled collection of aged whiskies to faithfully reproduce the historic taste of the original Straight Malt, exactly recreating the celebrated fresh and fruity taste.

  • 1963

    Sandy Grant Gordon, great grandson of our founder, was so proud of our malt that he made the bold decision to promote Glenfiddich Straight Malt beyond Scotland, something no other distiller had done before. It was a decision that changed the whisky world forever.

tasting notes

The original 

Colour

Golden

Nose

A fruity, floral aroma with the hallmark Glenfiddich hint of pear. Subtle oak notes and a youthful biscuity character.

Taste

Pleasantly sweet with lively fruit notes and a soft vanilla oakiness. The flavors develop with the addition of a little water and reveal delicate spices, citrus and fresh baked oatcakes.

Finish

Deliciously Dry.

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