125 years ago The Benevolent Charity was founded in 1886, the same year that the first stone was laid to form the foundations of the Glenfiddich Distillery.
To commemorate this very special year and to support the ongoing work of The Benevolent William Grant & Sons are making available an exclusive bottling of Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt whisky. In the summer of 1886 William Grant, the founder of The Glenfiddich Distillery, set about laying the distillery foundations by hand with the help of his seven sons and two daughters and a single stonemason. Five generations on, The Glenfiddich Distillery is still the spiritual home of William Grant’s family who own and run the company today.
The Benevolent was founded in 1886 to make a real difference to the daily lives of those who have worked in the drinks trade and need help. Today, The Benevolent raises at least £500,000 annually, helping more than 600 people from across the industry by providing them with regular financial grants, sheltered accommodation, care home facilities and welfare advice. The Charity is solely supported by the drinks trade through membership and fundraising events.
Colour – Rich amber
Nose – A rich oaky aroma with beautiful spice notes intertwined with fruit cake with underlying subtle hints of dark chocolate and Seville orange.
Taste – Exceptionally smooth and mellow with a deep, oaky flavour and rich, luxurious mouth feel. The addition of a little water releases an abundance of sweet, fruit notes and spices; cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Finish - Wonderfully long, sweet and memorable.