Exploring Glenfiddich 18 Year Old

25 November 2014

Having recently unveiled our newly designed Glenfiddich 18 Year Old packaging in October and with Christmas just around the corner, now seems like the perfect time to talk to you about this exceptional single malt in a bit more detail, looking at its complex maturation process, new design and award-winning taste.

 

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Single Malt Scotch for the American Football Fan

5 November 2014

The arrival of a new football season in America brings with it much fanfare and excitement. The NFL is rarely out of the news, for good and occasionally unfortunate reasons. As an avid sports fan and an expat Scotsman, this presents a whole new set of challenges — how to understand and interpret the complexity of American football, a sport quite alien to my homeland. To maximize my enjoyment of the coming season and to simplify things a little, I have looked to another of my favorite things — single malt whisky. So without further ado, here are my early thoughts on American Football and a wee guide to Scotch!

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William Grant - The Man Who Started It All

17 October 2014

By Mitch Bechard

I work for one of the few independent family owned and run distilleries still in existence within Scotland today. So as you can imagine, the history of Glenfiddich and William Grant is something I am very passionate about.  When sipping on a dram of the world’s most awarded single malt I often think back to how hard it must have been to build the distillery back in the 18th century—how tough it would have been enduring the harsh winters and putting complete faith into doing something that, at the time, was a very new business within the commercial world.  In this piece I will look back on the history of the founding father of the Glenfiddich distillery—William Grant, the man who started it all.

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Behind the scenes of the photo shoot for our newly designed Glenfiddich 18 Year Old packaging

14 October 2014

 

We spent hours painstakingly deconstructing one of our casks to create a work of art specially commissioned to celebrate the newly designed packaging for our award winning 18 Year Old single malt.

To help us with the task, we enlisted the expertise of Glenfiddich cooper, Sean Caird. He took a moment at the shoot to talk to us about the cask used on the set, as well as his role at our distillery and the importance of having an on-site cooperage.

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Liquid History

13 October 2014

By Joel Harrison

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

Drawing whiskey

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