William Grant & Sons has created 450 bottles of the Glenfiddich 2007 Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020 whisky, which will be auctioned for charity.
All funds raised from the sale of the limited edition whisky will be donated to support those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic and Speyside causes including Moray Food Plus, Keirans Legacy and NHS Grampian.
“The local community has been at the heart of Glenfiddich since 1887 when William Grant opened our distillery in Dufftown,” said Struan Grant Ralph, Glenfiddich global brand ambassador.
“We hope the release of the Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020 is a fitting tribute to William Grant and his legacy in the Speyside community.”
Created for this year’s Spirit of Speyside Festival, which has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, the limited edition whisky was handpicked by malt master Brian Kinsman. The liquid has spent the last 13 years maturing in Warehouse 26 and was finished in a Sherry cask.
Bottled at 65.7% ABV, the single malt is described as tasting “silky smooth and sweet with a rich citrus and cinnamon-infused apple fruitiness”. Only 450 of 700ml bottles have been created, each individually numbered and signed by Kinsman.
The bottles will be available on Whisky Auctioneer from 17 June until 7pm on 22 June 2020.