Glenfiddich 1995 First Fill Sherry Cask / Spirit of Speyside 2015
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.
Known as the Distillery Edition, this is a 2015 edition of the annual limited releases produced to mark the Spirit of Speyside Festival. The festival was inaugurated in 1999 and each year since 2013, one or several single casks are selected by Malt Master, Brian Kinsman. These are bottled exclusively for retail during the distillery open day during the festival, with the exception of the 2020 bottling which was sold in an exclusive charity auction here at Whisky Auctioneer, raising £240,000 for local Speyside causes.
First fill sherry cask #30318 was one of two 2015 bottlings, this one yielding 250 bottles.
This bottle is being sold from the Pat's Whisk(e)y private collection which, numbering in excess of 8,500 bottles, is the single largest collection of whisky ever to be brought to auction. Pat's Whisk(e)y is the result of over fifteen years of passion and dedication to the goal of creating one of the most complete libraries of whisky and whiskey ever amassed by an individual collector. It contains bottles from over 150 different Scottish distilleries, as well as bourbon, rare Scotch releases from sought-after independent bottlers in Europe, and whisky from other distilleries across the globe. Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with Pat's Whisk(e)y to offer this collection across a number of exclusive and spotlight auctions. For more information, please click here.
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