Glenfiddich casks Christmas Day spirit to mark 125th anniversary

25 December, 2012

William Grant is to cask every drop of whisky distilled today to create a limited edition “Christmas spirit” of the future.

The distillery entered production on Christmas Day 1887, 125 years ago to the day.

Today’s Christmas Day whisky will be left to mature for at least 20 years.

Malt Master Brian Kinsman will then decide if the Christmas spirit has reached its full potential, when it will be released as a limited edition.

“Christmas Day 2012 marks a very special birthday for Glenfiddich, so we were inspired to create something unique,” said Kinsman.

“Casking this Christmas Day whisky means that in 20 years time, if we are lucky and the cask matures as it should, we will have created a limited edition infused with the pioneering spirit of our founding father William Grant.”

Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt whisky distilleries in Scotland which is independently owned, and fifth and sixth generations of the Grant family were on hand to fill the first drops of the Christmas spirit into casks.

Just 125 casks will be laid down for release in 2032 or later.




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Looking back to look forward

Wine is a liquid time capsule. Drinking older vintages not only recalls the weather conditions and winemaking styles of the past, it encourages us to reflect upon our own histories. Such reminiscence often inclines towards romanticised nostalgia. Especially after the second bottle. But looking back is a great way of learning about the future.

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