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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: New Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Reply with quote

I hear that Peter Grant Gordon, chairman of William Grant & Sons, will next week unveil the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old, which will be priced at more than £5,000 a bottle.

If i get any more info on the new Glenfiddich 50 i will post it here.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit i am guilty of forgetting about Glenfiddich sometimes, but i have opened a bottle of 18 year old tonight and it is going down very nicely. I am sure the new Glenfiddich 50 year old is superb but way out of my reach at £5000.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

William Grant & Sons have now unveiled the new Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Single Malt - one of its rarest and most exclusive single malt whisky expressions - at a glittering ceremony full of Scottish pride and pageantry last Tuesday night.

The event at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown was hosted by William Grant & Sons Chairman Peter Gordon - great-great-grandson of company founder William Grant - and gathered a specially invited audience of 50 people to witness the unveiling. The Moodie Report represented the travel retail media at the event.

The Glenfiddich 50 year old, dubbed a rare and precious masterpiece by the company, comes in strictly limited supplies. For the next ten years, just 50 bottles a year will be released worldwide, from a stock of 500 bottles. It carries a price point of £10,000/11,000/US$15,000 and has already attracted huge interest among collectors and whisky enthusiasts.

Travel retail is set to play a critical role in the limited distribution, with ten of the first 50 bottles made available through the channel. The first bottle goes on sale on 1 September through Aelia at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport T2E.

The remaining bottles will be made available in selected travel retail and domestic markets from 1 November. In travel retail they will be on display and on sale at London Heathrow, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore Changi airports, as well as through Hans Just in Scandinavia.

Tuesday night's unveiling ceremony celebrated Glenfiddich's rich heritage and its Scottish traditions. The 50 year old made a grand entrance to the sound of a bagpipe band. Guests then watched as Peter Gordon unlocked the presentation box, and showed the first bottle to the world. Afterwards, guests were treated to a special tasting of the 50 year old by Malt Master David Stewart.

Peter Gordon said: "At Glenfiddich, nothing is more important than producing the world's best whisky. Our independence enables us to do things differently and focus on the liquid above all else, a sentiment embodied in the flawless quality of this single malt."

He added: "We're happy to wait as long as we need to - up to 50 years in this instance - to produce the perfect whisky. The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is the pinnacle of our whisky-making excellence and epitomises my great-great grandfather's vision of creating the very "best dram in the valley'."?

Stewart and his deputy Brian Kinsman chose the 50yo by marrying two casks, one each from 1955 and 1957. For a whisky that has been aged for so long, it remains remarkably light on the palate, with a vibrant aroma on the nose.

The company said: "The taste is initially 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."?

The packaging also reflects the heritage of the product. Design cues have been taken from archives that record the distillery's 120-year history; the hand-blown bottles are individually numbered and presented in hand-stitched, leather-bound cases, which were inspired by William Grant's personal ledgers.

In addition, a leather-bound book details the whisky's history and provides pages for owners to record personal tasting notes. A certificate is also included within the case which has been hand-signed by four of the distillery's long-serving craftsmen. On return to the distillery, the certificate will also be signed by Peter Gordon.

Each bottle is decorated in Scottish silver, crafted by Thomas Fattorini, a sixth generation silversmith, and imprinted with William Grant & Sons' own hallmark.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what the new bottle looks like:





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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenfiddich 50yo Tasting Notes

The colour: Pale gold

The nose: Harmonious with a vibrant and complex aroma. Delicate floral notes are intertwined with green tobacco leaf and oak with a faint hint of smoke.

The taste: Initially very sweet with a zesty orange marmalade and vanilla toffee, which moves through a series of layers: aromatic herbs, floral and soft fruits, silky oak tannin and hints of gentle smoke.

The finish: Exceptionally long with a touch of dry oak and a hint of peat.

These are Glenfiddichs tasting notes for the Glenfiddich 50 not my notes unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that the first bottle of Glenfiddich 50 year old to be offered to the public was sold by Aelia at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on Thursday 17th September.

Apparently it was bought by a British traveller for 12,000 and he even paid the duty as his journey was within the European Union.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose you dont really worry about the duty if you can afford the 12,000 price tag.

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