OUR FAMILY ARE THE MAVERICK WHISKY MAKERS OF DUFFTOWN
Few men have built their own distillery with their own bare hands. But that’s exactly how William Grant started writing our story.
OUR FOUNDER, A VISIONARY
For 20 years William Grant nurtured a dream to make the ‘best dram in the valley’. With the help of his family, he finally achieved that vision.
In the summer of 1886, with his seven sons and two daughters by his side, William set out to fulfil a lifelong ambition. Together they began building his Distillery by hand, stone by stone. After a single year of work it was ready and William named it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for Valley of the Deer.
However, William’s passion, determination and pioneering spirit continues to guide us today. Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and is now the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt* Scotch Whisky, a true reflection of our founder’s innovative nature, passed down through the generations.
In addition, our master craftsmen will pass down the rare skills, specialist knowledge and some of the oldest wisdom in the world of whisky through the generations.
In addition, innate skill, drive and dedication underlie a Malt Master’s ability to nose, taste and develop exceptional whiskies. Generations ago, our Malt Masters introduced marrying to smooth out fluctuations in flavour naturally occurring in maturing whiskies. Once whiskies reached maturity, they combin the whiskies in oak marrying tuns. Here, spirits from different casks mellow and gather great consistency and harmony until our Malt Master decides they are ready for bottling. Furthermore, our Malt Masters will pass down this knowledge through the ages. As a result, you can enjoy over 125 years of wisdom in every glass.