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Glenfiddich Adds to List of Honours

26th July 2013, Dufftown: Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been awarded a total of seven gold and seven silver medals in the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

One of Glenfiddich’s oldest whiskies, Glenfiddich 40 Year Old, also received the coveted Trophy for Single Malt Cask Strength Whisky.

The new accolades further cement Glenfiddich’s status as the World’s Most Awarded single malt Scotch whisky.  

The IWSC is regarded as one of the world’s premier spirits competitions and awards are given following a blind taste assessment by a panel of specialist judges. Glenfiddich 40 Year Old picked up the highly coveted Gold Outstanding medal alongside the Cask Strength Trophy for its exceptional and complex taste profile that includes notes of peat, chocolate and vanilla. Six other Glenfiddich single malts also received gold medals: The Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, 14 Year Old Rich Oak, 15 Year Old, 21 Year Old, 30 Year Old and the Glenfiddich Malt Master’s Edition.

Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, commented on the win: “It is always a pleasure to receive awards and this is another fabulous result that reflects the exceptional care our craftsmen put into creating Glenfiddich’s range of single malts. The latest win is testament to our founder William Grant’s vision to create the ‘best dram in the valley and to over 125 years of pioneering whisky production.”

“Glenfiddich has been family run since 1887 and with the freedom of independence is a commitment to excellence. It means we can plan for the long term and we have amassed the largest collection of single malt stock anywhere in the world which allows us to create exceptional and fantastic tasting whisky.”
Founded in 1969, The International Spirit and Wine Competition is the most respected and influential spirits competition of its kind.

The full roll of honour includes:
• Trophy for Single Malt Cask Strength: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
• Gold Outstanding: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old
• Gold: Glenfiddich Malt Master’s Edition
• Gold: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old
• Gold: Glenfiddich 21 Year Old
• Gold: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old
• Gold: Glenfiddich Rich oak
• Gold: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
• Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich 125
• Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish
• Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Ultimate 38 Year Old
• Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask
• Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask
• Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition
• Silver Outstanding: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old.