This week at the Goodwood Revival, Glenfiddich will launch ‘The Original’ whisky; a unique expression inspired by the 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt.
Glenfiddich says Straight Malt effectively established the single malt category when it was launched over 50 years ago.
Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, has faithfully replicated Straight Malt. By nosing and tasting the original 1963 sample and following the original recipe from one of Glenfiddich’s 1960s leather-bound ledgers, he has exactly reproduced its historic taste.
Kinsman commented: “Glenfiddich The Original is a true taste of history. It’s an honour to unveil this exclusive whisky which is light and fruity with hints of sherry spice from the European oak sherry butts that were predominantly used in the 1960s.”
The whisky’s heritage is reflected through the packaging design. Presented in a triangular bottle, it sits in a black presentation box embossed with gold. The expression also comes with a booklet that details the whisky’s history.
Reflecting its collectability, Glenfiddich The Original has an rrp of £85 for a 70cl bottle.