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Glenfiddich Straight Malt, 70 Proof, No Age Statement

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Glenfiddich Straight Malt, 70 Proof, No Age Statement

Postby recordmeister » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:30 am

I have just returned from a mates house this evening where he has kept a selection of whisky bottles that he has consumed over the years. It is an unremarkable selection (10 yr old Macca; 15 year old Laph; Ardbeg Ugi etc) but at the back I found an empty bottle of Glenfiddich Straight Malt, 70 Proof, no age statement. He said he found it in his grandads loft when he passed away last year so drank it!

does anyone know anything about this whisky and what, if he hadn't had it, what it would be worth today?

also- any tasting notes on it?

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:25 pm

I have no real info on it but it was obviously an older bottling of Glenfiddich and would of been the standard version of the time. Someone else may be able to give you a date estimate but it will just be prior to a certian date. The 70% proof back then was equal to 40% vol. I have a later bottle of Glenfiddich whish is labled Pure Malt which I gather is not being made any more either. The standard version is a 12yo I think.
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Postby RufusA » Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:42 pm

According to Ludovic Ducrocq (brand ambassador for Glenfiddich) the Straight Malt "was the first triangular bottle of Glenfiddich, which pioneered the single malt whisky category in the early 1960s". So historically probably quite significant.

McTears auction from 2004 has the following listed:

595 The Glenfiddich Straight Malt
Product of The Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown. Distilled and bottled by
William Grant & Sons Ltd., Dufftown and Glasgow. 26 2/3 fl. ozs. Minor
scratch to base of label at centre. Screw cap, embossed lead capsule.
Level: 2.5 cm from base of capsule. Single malt, 70 degrees proof
1 bottle
£250 - 300

So with general Whisky price inflation with a bottle in good condition, I wouldn't be suprised if one didn't make over £300!

YMMV - Rufus.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:46 pm

Too bad it is now empty :(

Could of paid for a few interesting bottles instead.

Ah well .. c'est la vie and all that....
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Postby recordmeister » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:53 pm

Well it is in that odd triangular bottle, so this is the one. I'm sure, for him, the worth is meanless as he enjoyed drinking it and thinking of his Grandfather, I'm sure.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:02 pm

recordmeister wrote:Well it is in that odd triangular bottle, so this is the one. I'm sure, for him, the worth is meanless as he enjoyed drinking it and thinking of his Grandfather, I'm sure.



A worthy reason to drink a whisky ....
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Postby wandering pict » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:38 pm

This unaged Glenfiddich was still being produced up until the mid to late 1990's and to be honest was not that good. No where near as good as the 12yo and the new range.
I would be very surprised if you managed to obtain even three figures for such a bottle never mind several hundred.
But as you say it is now drunk and so everyone is happy. :P
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Re: Glenfiddich Straight Malt, 70 Proof, No Age Statement

Postby ncardenas » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:17 am

i was researching recently about this bottle of glenfiddich as i saw it on sale at a local liquor store,called my attention,it was produced until 1999,the age is close to 12 years,acording to a forum on the glenfiddich website.
since then,it is policy of the distiller to label the age of its products.
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Re: Glenfiddich Straight Malt, 70 Proof, No Age Statement

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:02 pm

I had understood that the NAS was around 8yo in the 1990s. The labels would undoubtedly have changed, even in small details, over the years and whilst a NAS from 1999 wouldn't be worth much, the 1960s versions would be quite desirable (at least I'd desire them!)
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