Scotland: William Grant launches Glenfiddich 50 year old

30 July, 2009

William Grant & Sons has unveiled the Glenfiddich 50 year old - one of the most rare and expensive single malt whiskies ever to be released. The whisky is priced £10,000 a bottle.

Between now and 2009, only 50 per year will be released from a stock of 450 bottles.

The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old will be available in the “world’s most prestigious airports” for the next two months. A limited number will go to select retailers and high-end establishments around the world.

The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is 46.1% ABV and each bottle comes presented in a case including a leather bound book detailing the whisky’s history with pages to record personal tasting notes for each occasion the whisky is enjoyed.

Peter Gordon, the current chairman and fifth generation descendent of William Grant 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. 

“We’re happy to wait as long as we need to - up to fifty years in this instance - to produce the perfect whisky.

“We have consistently planned ahead and have more aged stock than any other distillery. Our whisky spends years being carefully matured in our warehouses, with each additional year imparting light and elegant notes to the liquid.”