Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Glenfiddich
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Scotland's Whisky Distilleries: Glenfiddich

Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Glenfiddich.

When it comes to whisky drinking, one has much to chose from. Four different types of whisky are produced in Scotland and there are many different brands that make different types of whisky. There really is a huge choice of flavours and types for the whisky drinker. Here we will take a look at one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, that of Glenfiddich.

(Glenfiddich whisky barrel - image via Wikipedia)

Core Range

  • Caoran Reserve 12 year old
  • Special Reserve 12 year old
  • Solera Reserve 15 year old
  • Ancient Reserve 18 year old
  • Glenfiddich 30 year old

Signature Malt

The signature malt of the Glenfiddich distillery is the 'Special Reserve 12 year old', which certainly has a distinctive taste. It is often said that it is the kind of whisky that acts well for one who is just 'getting in to' the delights of whisky drinking but it has such a flavour that even the most distinguished of whisky drinkers would do well to re-visit this whisky on occasion; if only to remind them just how flavoursome it is. The taste itself can be described as a somewhat fruity Speysider that has a very high drinkability factor.

The Distillery

The Glenfiddich distillery is located in Dufftown, Banffshire, in the Speyside region of Scotland and is owned by William Grant. If you ever have the chance to visit that region of Scotland, the Glenfiddich distillery is well worth a visit, even for those who don't much likely. The visitor centre offers regular tours that can be give in a number of different languages. On the subject of a visitor centre, the Glenfiddich distillery was the first ever distillery to open a visitors centre. They were the first to reveal to the general public some of the magic that goes in to the production of their whisky. The Glenfiddich distillery was also the first whisky company to promote a single malt.

(The Glenfiddich Distillery - Image via Wikipedia)

Glenfiddich certainly has a name that is known far away from its own country of Scotland, its reputation certainly precedes it. With that firmly in the mind, it should come as no surprise to hear that William Grant (owners of the distillery) continue to invest in the Glenfiddich distillery and brand to help maintain it image. Stylish and elegant are not just words that can describe the whisky itself, they also describe the distillery well. Located on the same site as the Glenfiddich distillery is the Balvenie distillery. The latter may be the newer of the two whiskies, and seen as the somewhat more 'serious' whisky, but the former has much to offer for both the novice whisky drinker and the seasoned whisky enthusiast.

Special mention must go to the Glenfiddich 30 year old, it is a whisky that is well worth tracking down and savouring. The rich yet soft and lush chocolate flavouring sets it apart from many other whiskies.

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Been to this one, my friends live up the road in Macduff. A good read.