Owned and managed by the 5th generation of the Grant family, Glenfiddich distillery still displays a time honoured tradition.
Telephone :01340 820373
Fax :01340 820805
Owning Company :Wm Grant & Sons Ltd
Production Status :Operational
Source :The Robbie Dubh springs
Age when bottled :8 yrs min
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.
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.
Keith, BanffshireDuff Town