Thursday, November 13, 2014


Glenfiddich has revealed a unique expression inspired by its 1963 Straight Malt, the first ever single malt to be actively marketed internationally, effectively establishing the entire single malt category we know today.

Glenfiddich – The Original (40% ABV) is a reproduction of the original Glenfiddich Straight Malt, which will be available exclusively in the US and Taiwan later this month.

Glenfiddich - The Original

1963 was the year the whisky world changed forever when Sandy Grant Gordon and Charles Grant Gordon, following in the footsteps of their pioneering forefathers, took the bold decision to launch Glenfiddich Straight Malt – the term used to describe single malt - worldwide, something no other distiller had done before. Previously blended whisky dominated the market and single malt was only available on request to very few in the know. Now a new whisky category was born and for the first time it was available worldwide.

Today, Glenfiddich's Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, has faithfully replicated a true taste of history. By skilfully nosing and tasting the original 1963 sample and following the original recipe from one of Glenfiddich's 1960s leather bound ledgers; he has exactly reproduced its celebrated fresh and fruity taste.

Commenting on the news, Brian Kinsman said: "Glenfiddich has an unrivalled collection of rare and aged single malts from which we can draw on to create innovative whiskies. Using this collection we were able to replicate the original Glenfiddich Straight Malt. Glenfiddich The Original is a true taste of history. It's an honour to unveil this exclusive whisky which is light and fruity with hints of sherry spice from the European oak sherry butts that were predominantly used in the 1960s."

The heritage of Glenfiddich is reflected through the bottle design. Presented in the iconic triangular bottle, it sits in a classic black presentation box embossed with gold. The limited edition expression also comes with a booklet that details the whisky's rich history.

Glenfiddich – The Original, will be available in select markets from later this month for a RRP of $99.99 750ml bottle.

Source: William Grant & Sons