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Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery, Scotland

Sunday, October 04, 2009

This evening, I am posting information on the famous Glenfiddich Distillery which supplies the world's biggest selling single malt Scotch whisky.

This distillery was founded by one William Grant, who came very humble origins in Dufftown and after various jobs including a cobbler and quarry worker he became bookkeeper at the town's distillery and from then on went to build his own distillery, literally with his own bare hands, a task which was completed in 1887.

Glenfiddich means 'the valley of the deer', hence logo at top of this posting. The key to the distillery is the nearby Robbie Dhu spring and burn (small stream), both of which provide essential supplies of clear water for the whisky making process.

Whisky production entails a complicated process of malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation. In Glenfiddich's case the end result is the classic 12 year old which outsells by a factor of two its nearest rival.

Glenfiddich is still owned and managed by the Grant family.

Excellent tours are provided for visitors.

Contact me for more information on whisky tours of Speyside.



posted by Catswhiskers @ 11:00 AM 


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