Thursday, September 10, 2015


Glenfiddich has announced that it will be launching a unique expression, inspired by its original 1963 Straight Malt, at this weekend’s Goodwood Revival festival.

Glenfiddich – The Original (40% ABV) is a reproduction of the original Glenfiddich Straight Malt, which when originally launched in 1963, effectively helped to establish the single malt category as it is known today.

Glenfiddich - The Original: Inspired by their 1960s Straight Malt

Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, has faithfully replicated the historic taste of Glenfiddich Straight Malt. By skilfully nosing and tasting the original 1963 sample and following the original recipe from one of Glenfiddich’s 1960s leather bound ledgers.

Commenting on the launch, 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 - The Original, is reflected through the bottle design. Presented in the iconic triangular bottle, it sits in a classic black presentation box embossed with gold. The expression also comes with a booklet that details the whisky’s rich history, making Glenfiddich - The Original, a unique experience for single malt aficionados.

During this weekends festival Glenfiddich drams, cocktails and full bottles of The Original will be on sale in the festivals sixties themed bar. 

Glenfiddich - The Original, will be available from specialist retailers later this month for a RRP of £85.00.

Posted by Steve Rush