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What do Glenfiddich and Home of the Year have in common?

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Just like the winner of Home of the Year, Glenfiddich is an example of pure craftsmanship and design. Glenfiddich is proud to support Home of the Year 2018

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What do Glenfiddich and Home of the Year have in common?

In 1887, William Grant fulfilled a lifelong ambition by establishing his own distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. A century and a bit later, Glenfiddich is one of the few remaining family-owned distilleries, with a focus on craftsmanship, integrity and challenging accepted wisdom – a bit like the winning Home of the Year at Piha.

Although different at face-value, Glenfiddich and Home of the Year share common principles that push them to be trail blazers in their respective fields, rewriting the rules to celebrate great design. Glenfiddich’s distinctive triangular shaped bottle, designed by Hans Schleger, was considered radical back in 1961. Schleger’s source of inspiration was surprisingly simple – the 3 key ingredients used to make fine whisky: water, air and malted barley. A trinity expertly crafted to make a Glenfiddich whisky.

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Whiskys to match your style

Glenfiddich 12YO Whisky

​Flowing in the Valley of the Deer since 1887, the signature expression of Glenfiddich is the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. With a unique freshness from the same Highland spring water they’ve used since 1887, its distinctive fruitiness comes from the high cut point William Grant always insisted upon. Carefully matured in the finest American oak and European oak sherry casks for at least 12 years, it is mellowed in oak marrying tuns to create its sweet and subtle oak flavours. Creamy with a long, smooth and mellow finish, the 12-Year-Old is the perfect example of Glenfiddich’s unique Speyside style and is widely proclaimed the best dram in the valley.

Glenfiddich 15YO Whisky

Exemplifying the family’s tradition of innovation, the 15-Year-Old expression is created using a technique pioneered by Glenfiddich’s Malt Master and its warm, spicy flavours are transformed with the alchemy of the Solera Vat. Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in their unique Solera Vat, a large oak tun inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal. Never emptied, and kept half full of whiskies since 1998, the Solera Vat is the culmination of curious minds and the pioneering spirit of the Grant family. It’s also the secret behind this whisky becoming the first 15-year-old expression to enter the top ten best-selling single malts.

Glenfiddich 18YO Whisky

Glenfiddich use fine Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression, but there are many more reasons why this expression is special. Every batch is individually numbered and carefully watched over. Each has extraordinary consistency and character from an intense marrying period, and a warming, distinguished finish.

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