Glenfiddich was founded by William Grant who had learned his craft at Mortlach and the first spirit ran from the stills on Christmas Day 1887.
Glenfiddich is also credited with creating the world's interest in single malt whisky with the launch of the Straight Malt in 1963. Still family owned, it was the first single malt brand to sell 1 million cases in a year.
There was a lot of PR surrounding Glenfiddich's limited edition release - the "Cask of Dreams." It went on a big campaign around the US, literally rolling barrels of whisky through the streets of major American cities, where people could sign the barrels and record their own dreams onto the wood.
This batch had the dreams of the people of Canada added to it and after transporting the decorated casks back to Scotland, the unused American oak was filled with whisky aged 14 years and older where it rested for three months, picking up more vanilla from the uncharred wood. The barrels were then blended together to create a "Barrique des Reves".
Age: 14 years old
48.8% ABV / 75cl
Please note dents to tin.