Glenfiddich Whiskey - in family hands since 1887

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Glenfiddich whiskey distillery
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We love the ambience that old traditional businesses such as the Glenfiddich Whiskey Distillery in Scotland exude. The whiskeys are often stored in oak barrels for decades behind stone walls. Glenfiddich even has whiskeys that are more than 125 years old. If you approach a whiskey distillery, you can already smell the scent of the “angel's share” before entering the production facility. This is the name of the aroma that is released into the environment through the pores of the oak barrels. An appetizer to try this barley juice. The whiskey distillery in Glenfiddich distills the whiskeys three times. This is where the single malt scotch whiskey with the most awards worldwide comes from!

Glenfiddich Whiskey - since 1887 family-owned

The special thing about Glenfiddich Whiskey is that the whiskey distillery in Dufftown is still family-owned to this day. Founded by William Grant in the summer of 1887, the distillery still exists today. At the age of 47, the father of seven sons and two daughters put everything on one card. He built the distillery by hand together with his children. The distillery was built stone by stone, in which whiskey types mature over decades. The oldest whiskey is the Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Edition with its strong and smoky aroma that smells of fresh fruits, jam and spices.

The name "Glenfiddich" is Gaelic. It means something like the "Valley of the Deer". While other whiskey distilleries in Scotland closed their doors during Prohibition, Glenfiddich Whiskey used the time to let its whiskeys mature. Therefore, after the end of the alcohol ban, the whiskey distillers from Dufftown were perfectly positioned to sell their whiskeys all over the world. The values ​​and visions of William Grant still determine the production of the single malt Scotch whiskey with the most awards in the world. The courage and pioneering spirit of the Glenfiddich founder has been passed on from one generation to the next. Since 1887. The descendants of William Grant continue to follow the visions and dreams of the founder of Glenfiddich to this day. They do things their own way and make their rules for it. Just like William Grant once did.

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Glenfiddich Whiskey - in family hands since 1887

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn