At the prestigious International Wine & Spirit competition, Glenfiddich scooped Gold Medal for the Special Reserve 12 Year Old. The Special Reserve 12 Year Old is the world's favourite Single Malt whisky, enjoyed and loved in over 180 countries around the world. It is aged for 12 years in traditional oak barrels and is the only Highland single malt to be distilled, matured and bottled at its own distillery. A fresh and fragrant nose with a touch of pear, it offers a distinctive, well-balanced taste with rich fruit flavours, subtle pine and a hint of peatness. The Special Reserve 12 Year Old shows a long and lingering, round aftertaste.
Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whiskies achieved a record 10 medals at this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition, the industry's leading awards event. The leading single malt's medal haul was part of an overall record scoop for family owned distiller, William Grant & Sons which took home a total of 36 medals across its portfolio of Scotch whiskies. “.. hugely rewarding for everyone involved in their creation. It was the dream of William Grant, the company's founder, to make the best dram in the valley and we have proven to be amongst the best drams in the world.” -Malt Master David Stewart
The best glass for nosing and tasting is a classic tulip shaped glass. Glenfiddich like all fine Malts can be diluted with water, which helps release the flavour compounds held within the spirit. Shake the glass a little before nosing, and after a few moments of familiarizing yourself with the refined aromas, taste the whisky. What first hits you about the fresh and fragrant Glenfiddich Special Reserve is the touch of pear in the nose, followed by a distinctive, well-balanced flavour of rich fruit, subtle pine and a hint of peatiness. Expect a satisfyingly long, lingering and rounded aftertaste.