Owned and managed by the 5th generation of the Grant family, Glenfiddich distillery still displays a time honoured tradition.

Address  :DUFFTOWN

Telephone  :01340 820373

Fax  :01340 820805

Owning Company  :Wm Grant & Sons Ltd

Production Status  :Operational

Established  :1886-7

Source  :The Robbie Dubh springs

Age when bottled  :8 yrs min

Strength  :40%

No. of Wash Stills  :10

No. of Spirit Stills  :18

Cask Woods  :ex-bourbon & sherry

Visitors per annum  :120000

Export Bottlings  :43%

Nose  :A light, delicate touch of peat

Taste  :Attractive flavour, with an after-sweetness. Well-balanced. A good introductory malt.

Comments  :If you have never tasted a malt, start with this one. You will not be disappointed.

Description  :Set close to the impressive and historic Balvenie Castle, the distillery was founded in 1887 by William Grant of Glenfiddich, and has remained in the Grant family ever since. The distillery uses water from the Robbie Dhu springs, and has 28 stills. This was the first distillery to open a visitor centre, and has over 100,000 visitors a year. Glenfiddich is the only Highland single malt Scotch whisky to be distilled, matured and bottled at its own plant. The 18-Year-Old Ancient Reserve has a rounded, mellow flavour. Tours cover the whisky-making process at its various stages, and a free dram is included. There is an audio-visual presentation about the history and manufacture of whisky and the heritage of the Highlands ? plus a Scotch whisky display.

Directions  :On A941, just N of Dufftown, Moray.

Rating  :***

Opening Hours  :Open all year weekdays 9.30-16.30 excluding Christmas and New Year holidays. In addition open Easter-mid-Oct, Sat 9.30-16.30, Sun 12.00-16.30. Parties of more than twelve people welcome but please contact distillery.

URL  :www.glenfiddich.com

Open all year weekdays 9.30-16.30 excluding Christmas and New Year holidays. In addition open Easter-mid-Oct, Sat 9.30-16.30, Sun 12.00-16.30. Parties of more than twelve people welcome but please contact distillery. Free tours.

01340 820373
Keith, Banffshire
Duff Town

Travel Directions to Glenfiddich Distillery

On A941, just N of Dufftown, Moray.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013