Glenfiddich 50 Year Old
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled in 1991 in a limited edition of just 500 bottles, this whisky came from a batch of nine casks laid down in the 1930s (one cask was laid down for each of William Grant's nine children, who had helped to build Glenfiddich distillery in the 1880s). One of the bottles set a record in the 1990s when it fetched 99,999,999 lira at an Italian charity auction. The whisky itself is, perhaps unsurprisingly, quite oaky (without being overpoweringly so), and has an elegant, complex palate of subtle dried fruit flavours.