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Visit at William Grant & Sons

Visit at William Grant & Sons


Dufftown, Scotland, September 2013 […]

In September I had the pleasure to participate in trip to Dufftown, Scotland organized by Grants. Today, the relation from the visit. After reaching the place we were accommodated near Dufftown in Craigellachie Hotel. Very charming place decorated in a classic Scottish style. [caption id=attachment_2466 align=alignnone width=801] Craigellachie Hotel[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2467 align=alignnone width=801] Craigellachie Hotel[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2468 align=alignnone width=801] Craigellachie Hotel[/caption] An important ingredient of all varieties of Grants blended whisky is Glenfiddich, so visit to the distillery was essential. There is no exaggeration to say that the greater part of estates near Dufftown belong to William Grant & Sons with Glenfiddich at the helm. Distillery with its pagodas calls from the distance. [caption id=attachment_2469 align=alignnone width=801] Glenfiddich Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2471 align=alignnone width=801] Glenfiddich Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2473 align=alignnone width=801] Glenfiddich Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2494 align=alignnone width=801] Glenfiddich Distillery fot. Karolina Mikiewicz[/caption] Visiting the distillery began with the film illustrating the origins of the company and showing great moments of its development. Then we learned in detail the production process at all stages. I looked closer to the famous Solera Vat, where e.g. Glenfiddich 15 years old is finished. Solera Vat is a large wooden barrel, or rather tank (due to size). It is always filled with at least a third, in order to preserve a constant product characteristics when marrying whisky (marrying - mixing a bigger amount of single malt before bottling). The process increases the complexity and enriches whisky, makes it more multi-layered. Recently distillery added some new ones Solera Vats, that...

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