With this exclusive collection, we re-imagine the notion of time. Each bottle captures a distinct facet of this ever-present life altering intangible.
CAPTURED IN TIME
Time is often believed to be an irrefutable force. The seconds, minutes, hours fleeting figures of a clockface, slipping steadily away. But in the hands of a maverick, time stands still. This is something our malt master understands implicitly. Thirty years ago, he laid down the spirit to create an exemplary single malt. After three decades of patient maturation, the decisive moment arrived. Glenfiddich 30 is the pinnacle of this process. More than simply a superlative liquid, it is forethought, expectation, anticipation embodied. Three decades, captured. Time stilled, forever. Arrested, and arresting. An experience to savour. Thirty years of our maverick mindset, suspended in time.
THE TASTING NOTES
An exquisitely structured balance of hearty oak married with sweet, subtle sherry notes.
Deep, woody flavours interlaced with delicate floral accents, in a complex combination.
Warm, honeyed and exceptionally long-lasting.
GRAPHIC AND EXPRESSIVE, GLENFIDDICH 30 YEAR OLD’S OUTER PACKAGING IS THE CAPSULE WHICH ENCASES THE MOMENT OF MATURATION, IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR.
The design evokes the image of moving ribbons, each one frozen in time to form elegant cut-out windows, revealing the regal decanter inside. The design’s dynamic lines and complex structure create the illusion that the bottle is suspended, effortlessly, in mid-air.
Warm spice, honey, rich fruit
TIME, AN ABSTRACT ENTITY, ACCUMULATES IN LAYERS
It is visible in a rocky valley’s many solid strata; laid down over millennia, worn smooth by wind and rain. And with layers comes complexity. This is why Glenfiddich 40 is so much more than an exemplary single malt. This rare single malt is made through remnant vatting, a pioneering process in which our malt master carries one batch over, time and again, and marries it with the casks selected for each subsequent release. Cask after cask, season after season, it absorbs the evolving flavours of the passing years. Melding the many liquid layers of its four-decade formulation to create an extraordinary expression. It is time, age, experience accumulated. Physical. Tangible. Layer upon layer of maverick thinking, made manifest.
THE TASTING NOTES
A deeply layered expression of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and ripe black cherries. Completed with subtle waves of gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves.
A luxuriously full and silky smooth taste, with memories of past releases in every nuanced note. Evolving from deep dried fruit notes to rich fruitcake, dates, raisins and stewed apples, before giving way to dry oaky notes, with subtle hints of bitter chocolate and peat.
Complex, memorable, and exquisitely long-lasting.
JUST AS GLENFIDDICH 40 IS COMPOSED THROUGH THE ACCUMULATION OF TIME, SO TOO IS THE PACKAGING WHICH HOUSES IT - A BOLD, MAVERICK TAKE ON A GEOLOGICAL METAMORPHOSIS.
The 40 year old crystal decanter is housed in a unique, sculptural jesmonite container. Dramatic grooves carved into this innovative stone-like material exposes the intertwining veins which flow through it, from the shining green glass of our iconic 12-year-old bottle, to the gleaming copper of the stills in which this single malt was masterfully distilled.
Silky Smooth, Complex and Memorable
MADE WITH MASTERY
Only when the whisky reaches 21 years old, is it considered worthy to be suitable for further aging. Only three casks out of thousands reached fifty years. Three malt masters have overseen the maturation of this whisky, over the past five decades.
As the years accumulated in a cask increase, so does the rarity of the whisky inside. This is the inextricable link between liquid and time. Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is not just another rare whisky, it is a maverick statement. Fifty years experienced not chronologically, but all at once.
THE GLENFIDDICH 50 YEAR OLD DEFINES A DEEPER MEANING OF A FIFTY YEAR OLD WHISKY
WE HAVE COME TO SEE TIME AS CHRONOLOGICAL, NARRATIVE, SEQUENTIAL. IN A MAVERICK AGED WHISKY ALL THE TIME IS EXPERIENCED SIMULTANEOUSLY - FIFTY YEARS ENCAPSULATED IN ALL ITS RICHNESS AND DETAIL WITHOUT EDITING.
THE TASTING NOTES
Rich orange peel and clementine meet complex notes of Madeira cake and muscovado sugar. Maturing over time into the dewy petrichor of a Dufftown morning, mingling with flowering geranium.
A lingering sweetness softens into deep, silky smooth oak tannin and sun-dried vanilla.
Oaky, sweet and incredibly long-lasting.
EVERY DECANTER OF GLENFIDDICH FIFTY YEAR OLD IS A HAND-BLOWN, BESPOKE PIECE.
The three sided decanter form is iconic to Glenfiddich. The form is made of two opposing triangles - one at the foot and one at the shoulder. The dramatic transition between these two forms naturally reveals the eponymous valley as an elegant facet on each of these three sides. The stopper is milled precisely from aluminium, providing a cool counterpoint to the traditions of hand blown crystal.
THE DATA CLOUD,
50 YEARS OF CLIMATIC DATA
AIR PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY... Dramatically affects whisky maturing in a cask.
The structure of this packaging takes fifty years of climatic data gathered in the precise Scottish location where the whisky was aged at Glenfiddich's Dufftown distillery. Data artist, Manuel Jimènez Garcìa, then uses this raw information to create a bespoke 3d structure, bringing life to every second, of every day, of every month of those fifty years.
DECONSTRUCTING. MANIPULATING. REBUILDING.
By decrypting the meteorological data into numerical information, a custom-built algorithm is used to generate a physical language. This language is then used to build the packaging’s disruptive form. Much like the rare nature of the whisky encased inside, the unique data can never be re-crafted. The bold structure simultaneously surrounds the liquid with fifty years of elemental ebb and flow - the very conditions that made it.