How Wood Imparts The Flavour of Glenfiddich Whisky

27 February 2015

Here at Glenfiddich, the quality and lineage of the casks we use is key to ending up with the highest quality whisky possible – as much as 60% of our whisky’s flavour comes from the cask it is matured in.

Glenfiddich casks are crafted by the most skilled of men: the cooper. A job which takes guile, physical strength and years of training to master; the vessels they make must eventually cradle precious single malt whisky, often for decades, and work in partnership with the spirit to deliver something unique, rare and of the upmost quality.

We recently chatted to Ian McDonald, Head Cooper at the Glenfiddich Distillery, and an integral member of the team for over 45 years, about the importance of the casks we use and, more specifically, just how the wood they are made from impacts the award-winning taste of our whisky.  

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Tips On How To Start Your Own Whisky Club

10 February 2015

Throughout 2015, we’ll be bringing you a range of specially curated blog posts from whisky aficionados across the globe. 

This particular post has been written by Greg Dillon, author of GreatDrams.com a site for all whisky enthusiasts providing news, reviews, interviews and more. 

A seasoned expert in the single malt whisky category, Greg’s created a step-by-step guide to starting your own whisky club.

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Top 7 Tips for Pairing Food & Glenfiddich Whisky

22 January 2015

As appreciation of single malt Scotch whisky continues to grow around the globe, people are starting to enjoy it in more exciting and diverse ways. As Brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia, I’ve discovered one particular format that’s particularly popular across this region - pairing whisky with food. 

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Why we only add demineralised water to our whisky

15 December 2014

As you probably already know, most whiskies are not sold at 'cask strength’, but are typically diluted to between 40 and 46% ABV before being bottled. At Glenfiddich, our expressions are typically bottled at 40% ABV, although our Distillery Edition is bottled at 51% ABV for those looking to try something a bit different.  

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A guide to freezing your bottle of Glenfiddich at Christmas

8 December 2014

As the UK Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich, I do a lot of travelling and, irrespective of the season, when I am in London you can guarantee the city’s busy Underground system will always be just a few degrees below that of a Caribbean summer. 

The only salvation for me after a long stuffy journey home from work is to know there is something cold and refreshing waiting in the freezer at home.

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