Glenfiddich 12 year

Region Speyside, Scotland
Category Whisky
Brand Glenfiddich

General information:

Carefully matured in the finest American bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casks for at least 12 years. Married and mellowed in oak marrying tuns for complete harmony of aroma and flavour.

A single malt Scotch whisky with distinctive fresh pear, creamy with subtle oak flavours and a long smooth and mellow finish.

Region: Speyside, Scotland

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Golden

Nose: Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted and delicately balanced.

Palate: Characteristic sweet, fruity notes. Develops into butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavours.

Finish: A long smooth and mellow finish.

As recently as the 1960s people outside Scotland were only used to drinking blended whisky. Glenfiddich is so proud of their single malt, that in 1963 they introduced it to the world and created the single malt category.

Whisky’s tourism industry started right here at the Distillery. Janet Sheed Roberts, the founder’s last grandchild, opened the Distillery doors with the first visitor centre in 1969.

The whisky-making process hasn’t changed since 1887.  The same water source is used, the same unusually shaped stills, and the same high cut point to capture the heart of the distillate. Traditions all laid down by the founder William Grant. To guarantee absolute quality and authenticity.

The only distillery in Scotland to use a single source of water throughout the entire whisky-making process. Only the pure waters of the Robbie Dhu spring is used, its unique highland tang wrought from millennia of flowing though Banffshire peat and over Scottish granite.

Boiled in Juniper bushes, all the new stills, a local tradition forgotten by many distilleries. Juniper neutralises the natural sulphur in barley and cleanses the copper until it is ‘sweet’.

Specially sourced malted barley, water from the Robbie Dhu spring and fermentation in traditional pine washbacks, all carefully come together to create the fruity notes that define the single malts.

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