Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 40%
This Glenfiddich Special Old Reserve - using the now-illicit 'Pure Malt' term - was part of a series of collectable tins celebrating the Scottish clans released by Glenfiddich around the middle of the 1990s before the distillery reintroduced age statements to the range. This particular tin features the Clan Sutherland.
So ubiquitous were these Glenfiddich tins at the time that even today many of them can still be found housing biscuits, stationery or spaghetti in cupboards across Scotland - or standing proudly on display on thousands of mantelpieces and home bars.
The whisky Glenfiddich bottled back in the '90s was a rather more naked and distillate-driven affair, with lots of white fruits, floral notes, butter, grass, green apples and some dusty mineral notes to boot - lighter and quite different from the current bottlings. These Glenfiddichs are a vital touchstone for anyone wishing to truly appreciate the whisky scene of the 1980s and 1990s.