Whiskey is the quintessential gentleman’s drink and no whiskeys are more prized than those from the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland itself. Although Japanese whiskeys have recently been gaining ground in the global battle for whiskey supremacy, one company still reigns supreme. Glenfiddich.
50 years ago locally sourced malt was soaked in spring water 60 hours and carefully crafted into a single malt whiskey beyond compare which only a select few people will ever get the chance to enjoy. The Glenfiddich 50-year-old is limited to a mere 50 bottles per year guaranteeing its place as one of the most exclusive and sought-after drinks in the world.
A taste that combines hints of marmalade and toffee, a hint of peat and a smooth smoky oak finish, the Glenfiddich 50-year-old is surpassed in taste only by its elegant presentation. Each bottle is made of hand-blown glass by master craftsmen and finished with Scottish silver by a sixth generation silversmith, before being individually wax numbered and carefully wrapped in handwoven silk. Lastly the bottles are encased in leather of the highest quality for their lucky new owners to have the pleasure of unwrapping.
With so few bottles being released on sale each year, the price tag is understandably high to match the demand. Although Glenfiddich themselves don’t advertise the price (if you have to ask, you can’t afford it) occasionally a bottle will appear online at around US$4000-US$5000. Whiskey like this certainly isn’t to be mixed with Coca-Cola and will be sure to leave a lasting impression on any dinner guests with whom you share it. That is, if you choose to share it at all!