Glenfiddich 1977 Private Vintage #26597 / Turnberry Centenary
Glenfiddich was an early advocate of the single malt Scotch category, and their faith is rewarded today by being one of the best-selling Scotch brands in the world. The distillery was built by William Grant in 1886, distilling its first spirit on Christmas day the following year. Today it is still part of the family-owned, William Grant & Sons. They became the first distillery to actively market their single malt brand in 1963, and were the first to open their facility to visitors. Glenfiddich was an important trailblazer in the whisky industry, who's contribution cannot be forgotten. The scale of their operation today is a testament to this.
The Private Vintage collection from Glenfiddich is a selection of single cask bottlings, produced between 2001 and 2008. Each cask was exclusively selected for and bottled for a variety of private parties and whisky retailers.
This 1977 vintage was bottled from cask #26597 and released in 2006 to celebrate the centenary of the Turnberry golf course and was only available at its hotel and clubhouse. Of the 207 bottles, the first 18 are named after each hole of the legendary Ailsa Championship course, host to the 138th Open Championship three years later in 2009.
The vintage year 1977 was the same in which the resort hosted The Open Championship that culminated in the famous "duel in the sun" between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, regarded as one of the most famous showdowns in tournaments history.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.