For Glenfiddich founder William Grant, the goal was simple: to create the “best dram in the valley.” Yet the work was anything but simple. It took the combined efforts of William and his seven sons and two daughters to build his distillery. On Christmas Day 1887, after more than a year of hard work, the distillery produced the first drops of Glenfiddich whisky.
After more than 120 years, Glenfiddich remains one of the few single malt distilleries that is entirely family owned. The fact that Glenfiddich is now the world’s most awarded single malt proves that William’s original passion, integrity and innovative spirit have been passed down through the generations.
Family ownership assures that all six of the Malt Masters who have managed the Glenfiddich Distillery through the decades have always been granted the time and resources to maintain the quality William sought more than a century ago. The whisky is given the time and the setting to mature to perfection, so each variant in the Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky range achieves its own distinctive, rich complexity while retaining the unmistakable character of Glenfiddich.