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Glenfiddich Distillery

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The Glenfiddich Distillery is situated on the north side of Dufftown, 40 miles northeast of Aviemore, 53 miles northwest of Aberdeen.

The Distillery is open for visits and tours 7 days a week, all year round. Postcode: AB55 4DH.

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The Image top is from the vast Car Park towards the Glenfiddich Distillery.

The second image is of the Distillery.

The Shop has a good selection of Souvenirs, Rare Whisky, and you can fill a Bottle of your own straight from a Barrel.

Tours include a short Video for the History of Glenfiddich, then view the Distilling process, then Tasting's.

The Bar / Diner has a large range of Glenfiddich Whisky, Coffee and Cakes, and provides Meals mainly with local produce.

Glenfiddich is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky owned by William Grant & Sons, with most of their Whisky matured in ex Bourbon, Rum, or Sherry Barrels, ranging from 12 to 64 years old, about £40 to £145,000 per bottle.
Glenfiddich Whisky Range.

Glenfiddich is one of the top three selling Scotch Single Malts, the other two being Glenlivet and Macallan.

Glenfiddich over 50 years old, especially from an old single cask, is rare and collectable.

The Speyside Cooperage is 3 miles north with a Visitor Centre covering the making of Barrels.

List of all Whisky Distillers in Scotland that can be visited.

Glenfiddich Distillery History

1886 - the Glenfiddich Distillery was founded by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland, by the River Fiddich, producing Blended Whisky.

1898 - Grant's begin marketing their first Blended Whisky, with names such as: Best Procurable, Hare and Hounds, Liqueur, and Grant’s Shannon.

The name they later used most was Standfast, after the Grant Clan motto ‘Standfast Craigellachie!’.

1933 - production at the Glenfiddich Distillery expanded after the end of the Prohibition in the US. It was illegal to sell Alcohol in the US from 1920 to 1933. Grant's spent a lot of time and money promoting sales overseas.

1956 - Grant's began using a triangular bottle, still used today, popular around the world, in about 180 countries.

1963 - Grant's opened a Grain Distillery at Girvan in southwest Scotland. This could now be the largest Distillery in Scotland, with warehouses stretching for miles.

The less expensive Grain Whisky from Girvan is used for Blending with the more expensive Malt Whisky.

Grain Whisky is less expensive as a number of Grains can be used straight away. Malt Whisky has to be made from Barley that has been allowed to Malt, a slow process, but gives more taste.

1963 - the Glenfiddich Distillery is used solely to produce Glenfiddich Single Malt, from 12 to 50 years old, also with some rare cask editions. A 12 year old bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt in 2019 was priced about £30.

1969 - the Glenfiddich Distillery Visitor Centre was opened.

1972 - Grant's begin making Grant's Vodka.

1980s - Grant’s Standfast was re-branded as Grant’s Family Reserve. The most inexpensive of the Grants Standfast Blended Whisky in 2019 was priced about £13. Blended Whisky is at least 3 years old, extremely popular as it can be about one third the price of Single Malt. 12 year old Blended Whisky was priced about £20 in 2019.

1994 - Grant's produce Virgin Vodka for Richard Branson up to when Branson ended his drinks business in 2007.

1999 - Grant's begin producing Hendricks Gin at their Girvan Distillery.

2003 - Grant's Vodka became Glen's Vodka.

2014 - William Grant & Sons took over Drambuie, claimed to be for around £100 million.

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