Glenfiddich Rare Cask 1977 70cl 44.9°
This Single Cask distilled in 1977 is over 39 years old. It has thus aged in a single cask: a hogshead type American oak cask from the Rare Collection of Glenfiddich.
According to Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Chai Master, "this exceptional whisky shows a rare character and true complexity". This expression reflects Brian Kinsmann’s relentless passion for producing high-quality single malt.
Only 166 bottles are available for this expression at 44.9°.
Rich in sweet pastry notes on the nose, it leaves space for spicy and creamy notes on the palate to finish with a touch of oaky sweetness.
The steep-sided valley where the Fiddich River flows, gave its name to the best-selling malt in the world.
The distillery is located on the banks of the river in Dufftown. Fiddich translates as “stag” from Gaelic and here’s why the animal is now the emblem of the distillery. This famous distillery has been established in 1886 and is still in the hands of the same family (as a limited company). In 1963, the company bet on spreading the Single Malt outside the borders of Scotland – which was considered as pure folly by blended scotch producers, deeming Single Malts as too intense, too richly aromatic or too complex for non-Scots drinkers. Glenfiddich remained traditional and is still heating its small stills with coal and ageing spirit in casks. The whiskies, aged in different woods, are blended in the Glenfiddich cellars, and bottled “at the chateau”! In fact, the distillery overlooks the complete bottling process. Glenfiddich is proud to own the most rewarded Single malt whisky range in the world.