Extremely Old & Rare Glenfiddich Expressions Head To Auction

by Daniel Galyean

Collectors and connoisseurs on the lookout for rare whiskies will have the chance to bid on some of the most collectible Glenfiddich in existence this week in an online sale hosted by Whisky Auctioneer.

From 12-16 November, more than 100 expressions documenting a bottled timeline of Glenfiddich’s amber nectar will feature in the auction. With each bottle epitomising the distillery’s pioneering heritage, the sale will include an unprecedented selection of Rare Collection, Private Vintage and Vintage Reserve whiskies, alongside early examples of Glenfiddich’s Pure Malt and more recent Experimental Series range.

Auction highlights include:

Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection 64 Year Old – the oldest expression ever to be released by the distillery and only 61 bottles produced.

Glenfiddich 50 Year Old 1st Edition – bottled in 1991, this 50 Year Old Glenfiddich became famous in the early 1990s when it achieved ₺99,999,999 Lira in an Italian charity auction, making it the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold at auction at that time.

Glenfiddich 1976 Private Vintage #2433 / Concorde – one of approximately 198 bottles from cask #2433 distilled in the year of Concorde’s commercial launch. This single malt could only be purchased by passengers on the supersonic jet.

Bottle #3 of the Glenfiddich 1959 Vintage Reserve 40 Year Old #3935 – laid down in 1959, this is a limited edition bottling of just six bottles produced to celebrate William Grant & Sons’ accolade for International Wine and Spirit Competition Distiller of the Year 1999.

Glenfiddich Special Pure Malt circa 1930s-40s, an incredibly rare example of a single malt dating back to a period where blended whiskies dominated the market, dressed in a label typical of Glenfiddich’s style used from 1910 until the 1950s.

The Speyside distillery has been an important trailblazer in the whisky industry and helped to create the Single Malt Scotch category as we know it today. This prescience is reflected by its status as the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch brand as well as one of the most sought after and collectible whiskies on the secondary market.

In addition to these extremely old and rare expressions that appear so infrequently at auction, the exclusive sale will offer whisky lovers the chance to explore more recent bottlings from the distillery that exemplify Glenfiddich’s progressive approach to whisky making.

Online bidding will begin on the Exclusive Glenfiddich Auction on Thursday 12 November and finish from 7pm (GMT) on Monday 16 November. To register to bid, visit www.whiskyauctioneer.com

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