Glenfiddich Pure Malt Flat Bottle 50cl
A rare and different style flat bottle of Glenfiddich Special Reserve NAS. It contains the alcohol strength in a GL and Proof format which the UK officially changed from as part of its membership of the European Union. The ABV format was prescribed by them, and on 1st January 1980 the UK adopted its use. This leads me to believe that this was bottled sometime in the seventies.
About the distillery
Glenfiddich Distillery, region, Speyside, located in Dufftown, Was founded in 1886 by William Grant. Glenfiddich was one of the very few distilleries to increase its production from the 1920's when prohibition struck in the US causing huge effect on Scottish whisky exports. In 1956 the distillery launched their infamous triangular bottle. Between the 1960's & 1970's Glenfiddich branched out on advertisement campaigns and marketing globally, bottles in the mid 60's bottles were packaged in tin tubes which was one of the first distilleries to opt for this packaging. Glenfiddich released a remarkable 1937 64 year old whisky in 2001, now valued at over �100,000. The distillery has never changed hands and remained within the Grant's family tree since founded. A truly unique part of history not only with the distillery but with Scottish whisky itself. The distillery was also the first to open their doors first for public appearances and tours. Many feel Glenfiddich was the distillery to take charge and build the roots to what Scottish Whisky Distilleries are today and how they operate. Glenfiddich's biggest competition being Glenmorangie since the 1980's in competing for the bestselling whisky.
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