By Matt Goldstein
The Glenfiddich 12 Year is a Highland Single Malt Scotch is distilled and matured in the Valley of the Deer. As the bottle is opened, the nose is solid single malt, but in the glass the single malt is much more subtle. The flavor is thick and sweet with a touch of syrup and the finish a soothing warmth. Exceptionally light in color, the sweet flavor remains for a while with notes of honey, syrup, supple fruit, nectar, nuts and oak. After a few drops of water, the Glenfiddich 12 year is exceptionally smooth. After being opened up, the Glenfiddich 12 year is a very smooth, soft spoken scotch. The aftertaste is especially flavorful. The bottle boasts of pear and oak but this scotch is much more complex.
The Glenfiddich 12 Year is the largest selling single malt Scotch whisky in the world and also has received the most awards. Glenfiddich single malt is also available in the 15 year, 18 year, 21 year and the very rare 30 year. If you’re not looking for a smoky or peaty style of Scotch, Glenfiddich is the perfect single malt for the holidays.
History of Glenfiddich Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch: Glenfiddich is the most awarded single malt Scotch whisky in the world – having won more awards at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) and International Spirits Challenge (ISC) than any other single malt since 2000. The pioneer of the prestigious single malt Scotch whisky category, our Glenfiddich 12 Year Old is today enjoyed by more people around the world than any other single malt whisky.
Our original, signature single malt Scotch whisky has matured for at least 12 years in American and Spanish oak casks. The quality of these casks is exceptional as all are individually tended by our experienced team of on-site coopers, ensuring our whisky develops complex, elegantly rounded flavors with notes of fresh pear and subtle oak.
No other single malt has collected as many of the industry’s most prestigious accolades since 2000 as Glenfiddich
- 2010 Beverage Tasting Institute Gold
- 2009 International Spirits Challenge (ISC) Bronze
- 2008 Scotch Whisky Masters Gold
- 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold
- 2007 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) Gold
- 2005 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) Gold
In the summer of 1886 our founder, William Grant, set out to fulfill a lifelong ambition of creating the ‘best dram in the valley’.
With the help of his seven sons and two daughters, William built his distillery in a single year. Their hard work was rewarded on Christmas Day 1887 when the first drop of spirit flowed from the small copper pot stills. William named his distillery Glenfiddich, Gaelic for ‘Valley of the Deer’.
Over 120 years later, Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and our whisky has become the world’s most awarded single malt, a true reflection of the passion, integrity and innovative spirit that have been passed down through the generations.
At The Glenfiddich Distillery, time and experience are the heart of the operation. Accumulated and passed down through five generations, the rich whisky making experience of our craftsmen ensures each variant in the Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky range matures exquisitely well – balancing rich complexity with Glenfiddich’s unmistakable character.
Remaining independent and family-owned gives the maker’s of Glenfiddich Scotch whisky the privilege of a long term perspective. As such we have retained many expensive and time-consuming techniques to ensure the consistent and exceptional quality of our whiskies.