Blog post for June 26th 2018

Glenfiddich Distillery

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Aberdeen, N.E. Scotland and drove east for 90 minutes to Dufftown on Speyside which sits at the heart of Scotland’s key whisky producing area.

First stop was Glenfiddich Distillery which was founded by the Grant family in 1886 and has grown to have one of the industry’s largest production capacities of 14.0m litres p.a. with further expansion underway.

Glenfiddich has a core range comprising 12, 15, 18 and 21 year olds, Rich Oak 14-year-old and 15-year-old Distillery Edition.

Guests joined the two-hour long, Spirit of Innovation tour which entailed the malting, masking, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes culminating in tastings of five Glenfiddich single malts.

No1 Mash Tun at Glenfiddich Distillery

Fermentation at Glenfiddich Distillery

Stills at Glenfiddich Distillery

Single Malts at Glenfiddich Distillery

Next, we moved on to nearby Craigellachie where guests availed of a picnic lunch close to the River Spey. Some guests took  the opportunity to swim in the Spey.

Swimming in the Spey at Craigellachie

Telford Bridge (1814) at Craigellachie

Picnic on banks of Spey

Next, to nearby Glen Grant Distillery, which is owned by Campari of Italy. Here, guests were provided with a ‘standard’ 45 minute tour covering the basic processes culminating in a tasting.

Tour Guide at Glen Grant

Glen Grant Distillery, Speyside

Glen Grant Single Malts

Glen Grant has a large capacity of 6.2m litres p.a. Core range consist of Major’s Reserve, 5-year-old (Italian market), 10-year-old, 12-year-old and an 18-year-old.

Finally, we returned to Aberdeen where guests were able to connect with return flight to London.