Scotch - Single Malt
Glenfiddich 1974 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This spirit has yet to face the slings and arrows of the rating agencies.
Glenfiddich Distillery was built with the "bare hands" of William Grant and his nine (nine!) sons in 1886. The distillery is independently owned by William Grant & Sons who also own the labels for Balvenie, Grant's blended scotch, Hendrick's Gin, and are also co-owners of the Highland Brands, which include The Famous Grouse, The Macallan, Highland Park, Black Bottle, and Gloag's London Dry. Today, Glenfiddich is the best-selling brand of single-malt scotch in the world. Glenfiddich is pronounced with a hard "-ck-" sound at the end like the "ick" in "icky." The word is translated from Gaelic as "valley of the deer."
A mere 1,000 bottles of the 1974 have been released. As has been widely reported, the 1974 was the first to be vatted.