Glenfiddich

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2015-06-26 11:00:15

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Glenfiddich is a single malt whisky produced in the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.

Among its most notable bottlings is the Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937, which is one of the oldest whiskies in the world.

The brand also remains one of the most famous whisky names in the world.

History

The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in 1886 by William Grant.

Grant bought some second hand distillery equipment and together with his wife, seven sons, two daughters and one stonemason, built the distillery.

According to records, the entire project cost £8,001.

First ‘pure malt whisky’

Glenfiddich’s first pure malt whisky ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 25th December, 1997.

Notable sales

A bottle of Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 was sold for $20,000 at a charity auction in New York in 2006. The auction was in aid of the charity, City Harvest.

Willard S. Folsom's Whisky Collection

Glenfiddich was among the whiskies to feature prominently in Willard S. Folsom's Whisky Collection. The collection was sold by Bonhams in 2009 across three different locations: Hong Kong, Edinburgh and New York.

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