With this exclusive collection, we re-imagine the notion of time. Each bottle captures a distinct facet of this ever-present life altering intangible
30 Year Old Suspended Time
THREE DECADES, CAPTURED IN TIME
40 Year Old Cumulative Time
TIME, AN ABSTRACT ENTITY, ACCUMULATES IN LAYERS
50 Year Old Simultaneous Time
MADE WITH MASTERY
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30 year old
Time is often believed to be an irrefutable force. The seconds, minutes, hours fleeting figures of a clockface, slipping steadily away. But in the hands of a maverick, time stands still. This is something our malt master understands implicitly.
Thirty years ago, he laid down the spirit to create an exemplary single malt. After decades of patient maturation, the decisive moment arrived. Glenfiddich 30 is the pinnacle of this process. More than simply a superlative liquid, it is forethought, expectation, anticipation embodied. Three decades, captured. Time stilled, forever. Arrested, and arresting. An experience to savour. Thirty years of our maverick mindset, suspended in time.
GRAPHIC AND EXPRESSIVE, GLENFIDDICH 30 YEAR OLD’S OUTER PACKAGING IS THE CAPSULE WHICH ENCASES THE MOMENT OF MATURATION, IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR.
The design evokes the image of moving ribbons, each one frozen in time to form elegant cut-out windows, revealing the regal decanter inside. The design’s dynamic lines and complex structure create the illusion that the bottle is suspended, effortlessly, in mid-air.
40 Year Old
It is visible in a rocky valley’s many solid strata; laid down over millennia, worn smooth by wind and rain. And with layers comes complexity. Which is why Glenfiddich 40 is so much more than an exemplary single malt. This rare single malt is made through remnant vatting, a pioneering process in which our malt master carries one batch over, time and again, and marries it with the casks selected for each subsequent release.
Cask after cask, season after season, it absorbs the evolving flavours of the passing years. Melding the many liquid layers of it’s four-decade formulation to create an extraordinary expression. It is time, age, experience accumulated. Physical. Tangible. Layer upon layer of maverick thinking, made manifest.
JUST AS GLENFIDDICH 40 IS COMPOSED THROUGH THE ACCUMULATION OF TIME, SO TOO IS THE PACKAGING WHICH HOUSES IT - A BOLD, MAVERICK TAKE ON A GEOLOGICAL METAMORPHOSIs.
The 40 year old crystal decanter is housed in a unique, sculptural jesmonite container. Dramatic grooves carved into this innovative stone-like material exposes the intertwining veins which flow through it, from the shining green glass of our iconic 12-year-old bottle, to the gleaming copper of the stills in which this single malt was masterfully distilled.
50 Year Old
We have come to see time as chronological, narrative, sequential. In a maverick aged whisky all the time is experienced simultaneously - fifty years encapsulated in all its richness and detail without editing.
Only when the whisky reaches 21 years old, is it considered worthy to be suitable for further aging. Only three casks out of thousands reached fifty years. Three malt masters have overseen the maturation of this whisky, over the past five decades. As the years accumulated in a cask increase, so does the rarity of the whisky inside. This is the inextricable link between
THE STRUCTURE OF THIS PACKAGING TAKES FIFTY YEARS OF CLIMATIC DATA GATHERED IN GLENFIDDICH’S DUFFTOWN DISTILLERY WHERE THE WHISKY WAS AGED.
By decrypting the meteorological data into numerical information, a custom-built algorithm is used to generate a physical language. Data artist, Manuel Jimènez Garcìa, then uses this raw information to build the packaging’s bespoke disruptive form. Much like the rare nature of the whisky encased inside, the unique data can never be re-crafted. The bold structure simultaneously surrounds the liquid with fifty years of elemental ebb and flow - the very conditions that made it.