The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is a product of time, of 50 years spent maturing in oak casks, its complex and sensuous flavours mellowing and smoothing over the years. But the whisky also benefits from the time our craftsmen have spent looking after it, their experiences and traditions passed down over 120 years. Unveiled by Peter Grant Gordon at The Glenfiddich Distillery in July 2009, Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is not just a part of our history; it is our history. The first vatting was created from just nine casks, laid down between 1937 and 1939, one for each of our founder, Willliam Grant’s children, who helped their father build The Glenfiddich Distillery by hand in 1886. This is only the second ever vatting of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old. Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is the darkest Glenfiddich whisky, with an astonishing taste. It has a well- balanced nose, with a pleasantly sweet woody aroma. This progresses to a smooth sweet fruity flavour.
This exquisite whisky has been drawn from two casks, both having spent the last 50 years maturing in the darkness and chill of Warehouse 8. Before bottling, David Stewart married them for six months in an American oak barrel to give the wondrous array of flavours and aromas an unrivalled harmony.
The colour of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is golden amber.
The nose is beautifully harmonious with an uplifting, vibrant and complex aroma. Delicate floral notes (rose petals and violets) are intriguingly intertwined with green tobacco leaf and oak and just a faint hint of smoke.
The taste is initially very sweet with a zesty orange marmalade and vanilla toffee, which then cascades through a wonderful series of layers: aromatic herbs, floral and soft fruits, silky oak tannin and hints of gentle smoke.
The finish is exceptionally long with a touch of dry oak and the merest trace of peat.