About Glenfiddich Whisky Distillery
10 000 000 litres
William Grant & Sons
The distillery is founded by William Grant, 47 years old, who had learned the trade at Mortlach Distillery. The equipment is bought from Mrs. Cummings of Cardow Distillery. The construction totals £800.
The first distilling takes place on Christmas Day.
William Grant builds Balvenie.
The blending company Pattisons, largest customer to Glenfiddich, files for bankruptcy and Grant decides to blend their own whisky. Standfast becomes one of their major brands.
William Grant & Sons is formed.
The famous, three-cornered bottle is introduced.
The floor maltings is closed.
Glennfiddich becomes the first whisky to be marketed as single malt in the UK and the rest of the world.
A version of Standfast’s three-cornered bottle is launched for Glenfiddich in green glass.
Glenfiddich becomes the first distillery in Scotland to open a visitor centre.
16 new stills are installed.
1965 Vintage Reserve is launched in a limited edition of 480 bottles. Glenfiddich 1937 is bottled (61 bottles).
Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 years old, finished in Cuban rum casks is launched. Sales in the US are not possible due to the trade embargo between the US and Cuba. Caoran Reserve 12 years, an attempt to recreate the peaty Glenfiddich produced during the war years, is launched. Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 (61 bottles) is launched at a recommended price of £10,000 each and becomes the oldest Scotch whisky on the market.
1973 Vintage Reserve (440 bottles) is launched.
1991 Vintage Reserve (13 years) and 1972 Vintage Reserve (519 bottles) are launched.
Circa £1.7 million is invested in a new visitor centre.
1973 Vintage Reserve, 33 years (861 bottles) and 12 year old Toasted Oak are released.
1976 Vintage Reserve, 31 years is released in September.
1977 Vintage Reserve is released.