Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt 43% NV
€ 847,00 (in Vat)
|Bottled for||Koopmans & Bruinier N.V. AMsterdam|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Bottling date||Late 1960's early 1970's|
86° U.S. PROOF|43° GAY LUSSAC - 75 CENTILITRES
This is an old vintage bottle and the closure may have deteriorated; When opening care should be taken. The item is sold as described.
This triangular bottle that built the success of Glenfiddich was originally designed for William Grant & Sons in 1956 by the famous graphic designer Hans Schleger. Courtesy of Emmanuel Dron
Serge Valentin (86)
Tell me about a legendary bottling! Colour: straw. Nose: nice OBE, with some kind of metallic candle wax and then various cakes and herbal teas. It’s shy and whispering after all those years in glass, but it’s still there. Chamomile, shoe polish, old Sauternes, old papers… ‘Wandering in the attic.’ Mouth: oh great! It’s even punchy, phenolic, ashy, slightly meaty, with a farmy side that’s nowhere to be found in modern Glenfiddich. But that may come from bottle ageing indeed (or glass/metal leaching, whatever) since I used to drink Glenfiddich in the late 1970s, and believe me it was nowhere near this very nice old young thing. Beautiful notes of grapefruit juice with a little soot and wax. Finish: not very long, and certainly not clean. A bit disjointed – which is normal – with something dusty and too cardboardy. But the salty shoe polish in the aftertaste is rather impressive. Kind of. Comments: probably no wonder-among-the-wonders, but it’s certainly fatter and greasier – and more phenolic – spirit than what it is today. Worth chasing at auctions – or flea markets.