Glenfiddich Clans of the Highlands Special Old Reserve Pure Malt from 1980s - The House of Stewart (75cl, 40%)
This is a 1980s release of the core-range Special Old Reserve, presented in the iconic triangular bottle, designed for the company in 1956 and first used for the Glenfiddich brand in 1961. Interestingly, despite being the world's first single malt brand, "Pure Malt" was the preferred wording on the label of their flagship product until 2000.
For a while these were presented in Barringer Wallis & Manners tins, each depicting one of eleven different Highland clans.
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 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.