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Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Third Edition, the reward of time, talent and tradition.

The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Third Edition is testament to the skill and expertise of the malt master Brian Kinsman, who went to extraordinary lengths to create this precious single malt whisky. This Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is created from three different casks, unlike the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old released in 2013 which was created using two.

Spirit that was originally drawn from the stills in 1968 was placed in two American oak barrels where they have been allowed to quietly and patiently mature since at the distillery in Dufftown. However, the third cask is more unusual. Whisky was left to mature in one American oak barrel for 40 years before being transferred to a new oak cask. That was allowed to mature for another 10 years giving it deeper layers of fresh fruit and oak spiciness. Then Brian took all three and expertly married them together in a European oak butt to produce a wonderful array of flavours and aromas to settle and create unrivalled harmony.

For half a century, the three casks of whisky have aged initially under the watchful eyes of the industry’s longest-serving and most experienced Malt Master, David Stewart, MBE and now under his esteemed successor Brian Kinsman, the sixth Malt Master in Glenfiddich’s history. Kinsman is the latest in an uninterrupted line that stretches back over 130 years and began with William Grant, the founder.

Brian Kinsman, Malt Master says: “It is incredible to work with such precious and rare whisky that is a rich reflection of the skills of my predecessors as well as decades of patience. As a family owned company, the family that owns Glenfiddich had the foresight to lay down stock that decades later would produce such a wonderful and exquisite single malt. Our founder and first malt master, William Grant, started the company with the vision of creating the best dram in the valley. The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is the absolute epitome of that.”

The Glenfiddich 50 Year Old Third Edition RRP is £25,000 and only 100 of bottles will be ever released globally.

Tasting notes

The nose is beautifully balanced and remarkably light and delicate. Our signature fruity and floral aromas have evolved over five decades to reveal hints of spring blossom, violets, dried hibiscus flowers and rose petals. The oak influence is soft and subtle with antique leather, delicate vanilla sweetness and toasted almonds.

ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS AND GLENFIDDICH

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s favourite single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch Grant’s® as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry®, Milagro® Tequila, Tullamore D.E.W Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder and, most recently, Drambuie and Hudson

Recent Awards

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018

Single Malt Scotch no age statement Glenfiddich Finest Solera

Gold Outstanding: Glenfiddich Finest Solera
Gold Outstanding Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
Gold Outstanding: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask
Gold Outstanding: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon finish
Gold: Glenfiddich Experimental series Winter Storm
Gold: Glenfiddich Vino Formosa Cask finish 26 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Bourbon barrel Reserve 14 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Aged 15 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask
Gold: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Distillery Edition 15 Year Old
Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish
Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask
Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Aged 25 Year Old
Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old
Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask
Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Project XX
Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich IPA Experiment
Silver: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Aged 12 Year Old

International Spirits Challenge 2018

Distiller of the Year
Scotch Producer of the Year
Glenfiddich 40 Year Old Trophy
Gold: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask
Gold: Glenfiddich Experimental Series Winter Storm
Gold: Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask
Gold: Glenfiddich Vino Formosa Cask finish
Gold: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Experimental Series Project XX
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Experimental Series IPA
Silver: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery edition
Silver: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Finish
Silver: Glenfiddich 21 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich 25 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old

Whisky Magazine Awards – Icons of Whisky

World’s Best Whisky Design: Glenfiddich, Winter Storm

Whisky Brand Innovator: Glenfiddich

2017 Scotch Whisky Masters:

Master: Glenfiddich 21 Year Old
Master: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 25 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve
Gold: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
Gold: Cask Collection Vintage Cask
Gold: Glenfiddich Experimental Series IPA Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Experimental Series Project XX
Silver: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old

2017 International Spirits Challenge:

Brian Kinsman: Master Blender/Distiller of the Year
• Scotch Producer of the Year
• Distiller of the Year
Gold: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 21 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon
Gold: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich 25 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Experimental Series IPA Cask Finish
Bronze: Glenfiddich Experimental Series Project XX

ISC Design and Packaging:

Silver: Glenfiddich Experimental Series IPA Cask Finish
Silver: Glenfiddich Experimental Series Project XX

International Spirits Challenge 2016:

• Distiller of the Year
• Scotch Producer of the Year
Gold: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 21 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira
Gold: Glenfiddich Malt Master
Gold: Glenfiddich Rare Oak 25 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Ultimate
Silver: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon
Silver: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine
Silver: Glenfiddich Bourbon Barrel 14 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Distillery Edition
Silver: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Rich Oak
Bronze: Glenfiddich The Original

Scotch Whisky Masters 2016:

Master: Glenfiddich 21 Year Old
Master: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask
Gold: Glenfiddich Malt Master
Gold: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask
Gold: Glenfiddich Distillery Edition
Gold: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich 25 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask
Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask
Gold: Glenfiddich Ultimate
Gold: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Bourbon Barrel 14 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Rich Oak
Silver: Glenfiddich The Original
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask

San Francisco Spirits Competition 2016:

Gold: Glenfiddich 14 Year Old

World Whisky Awards 2016:

Silver: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Ultimate 38 Year Old
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Reserve Cask
Silver: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask
Bronze: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition
Bronze: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask
Bronze: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old
Bronze: Glenfiddich Excellence 26 Year Old
Bronze: Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask
Bronze: Glenfiddich Malt Master