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William Grant & Sons

Glenfiddich The 1950s Collection (4 BT70)

No reserve

Auction Closed

December 3, 03:43 PM GMT


220,000 - 350,000 GBP

Lot Details


Glenfiddich The 1950s Collection

A one-off collection from the last four remaining casks of Glenfiddich distilled in 1955, 1957, 1958 and 1959. These expressions are housed in a bespoke maple and mahogany cabinet by Royal Warrant holder, NEJ Stevenson, and fitted with a thermometer and hygrometer from world renowned instrument makers, Fischer

The Bottles

Cask No. 4222 (plain butt) – 1955, 66 Year Old, 40.1% abv.

The colour is indicative of the delicate touch from the cask, enabling the distillery character to shine decades on. With a phenomenal vibrancy, a rare touch of peat smoke is an echo from when barley was malted on site.

Cask No. 6122 (sherry butt) – 1957, 64 Year Old, 43.3% abv.

Rich and resinous as its dark amber hues, The Glenfiddich DNA of fruit notes and sweetness are woven with the cask character. Emerging is an unusual spearmint note, a late appearance after its long maturation.

Cask No. 8643 (sherry butt) – 1958, 63 Year Old.

Brian Kinsman drew on all his experience of Sherry cask maturation to select this whisky of great age at its peak, with the most complete, classic Sherry cask character and magnificent richness of flavour.

Cask No. 3935 (sherry butt) – 1959, 62 Years Old, 45.5% abv.

On the nose, this whisky is unmistakably reminiscent of warehouse eight, where it laid surrounded by the solera vat, marrying tuns and casks. It is lively and sweet on the palate, swinging to dryness, all in one sip.

4 bts 70cl (opc)

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