Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt 43% NV

€ 395,00 (ex Vat)
477,95 (in Vat)
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Distillery Glenfiddich
Bottler OB
Serie Straight Malt
Bottled for Koopmans & Bruinier N.V. Amsterdam
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date Late 1960's early 1970's
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 8
Cask Type Oak
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 43
Volume 0,75
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 10

Professional reviews

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.

BOW (88)

Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt: A Nostalgic Journey to the Past

Glenfiddich Distillery, known for its rich heritage and exceptional whiskies, takes us on a captivating journey with the Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt. This vintage gem, bottled in the late 1960s or early 1970s for the Straight Malt series, holds a special place in the hearts of whisky enthusiasts. With its unique triangular bottle design, a hallmark of Glenfiddich's success, this expression evokes a sense of nostalgia and pays homage to the distillery's history. In this article, we explore the distinct qualities of Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt and the story behind its vintage charm.

A Glimpse into the Past:

The Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt takes us back to a bygone era, when this expression was crafted and bottled for the Straight Malt series by Koopmans & Bruinier N.V., the Dutch importer at the time. This vintage bottle carries a sense of authenticity and heritage, reminding us of the craftsmanship and dedication that have defined Glenfiddich over the years.

Unique Triangular Bottle Design:

One cannot help but appreciate the distinctive triangular bottle that encapsulates Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt. Originally designed by the renowned graphic designer Hans Schleger in 1956, this iconic bottle has become synonymous with the success and recognition of Glenfiddich. It stands as a testament to the distillery's commitment to innovation and visual appeal, making it instantly recognizable to whisky enthusiasts around the world.

Aged to Perfection:

Despite its young age, Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt exudes character and complexity. With a straight malt composition and a strength of 43% (86° U.S. Proof, 43° Gay Lussac), this expression showcases the artistry of the distillery's whisky-making process. The limited aging of eight years lends a youthful vibrancy to the whisky, while allowing the flavors to develop and harmonize over time.

Special Considerations:

It is important to note that this bottle is a vintage piece, and extra care should be taken when opening it. The closure may have deteriorated over the years, emphasizing the significance of handling it with caution. However, collectors and whisky enthusiasts appreciate the charm and authenticity of such vintage bottles, understanding that they are sold as described.


Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt holds a special place in the hearts of whisky enthusiasts, capturing the essence of a bygone era. With its unique triangular bottle design and rich history, it stands as a testament to Glenfiddich's legacy of craftsmanship and innovation. Whether enjoyed for its nostalgic value or savored for its distinct flavors, this vintage expression allows us to connect with the heritage and passion that define Glenfiddich. Embrace the journey into the past with a dram of Glenfiddich 8 Years Old Straight Malt and celebrate the enduring spirit of this iconic distillery.

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