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Glenfiddich Gold Rush: Single malt awarded an unprecedented eight gold medals from the prestigious 

International Spirits Challenge 2013


July 4, 2013 – Toronto, ON - Glenfiddich single malt Scotch has been awarded an incredible eight gold medals at 

the International Sprits Challenge, a number unprecedented in its history. These shining accolades highlight and 

confirm Glenfiddich’s status as the World’s Most Awarded single malt Scotch whisky.


Despite tough global competition, Glenfiddich won a staggering 14 awards in total, impressing the judges with 

exceptional whisky. In what has become an exceptional year for Glenfiddich, the prestigious gold medals were 

awarded to the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, Glenfiddich 18 Year Old, Glenfiddich 30 Year Old, Glenfiddich 40 Year 

Old, Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish, Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve, 

Glenfiddich 125


 Anniversary Edition and Glenfiddich Ultimate 38 Year Old, in addition to a further six silver 



Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, added:  “This year is an extra special year for Glenfiddich, as we 

celebrate 125 years of pioneering spirit and innovation; this latest win is testament to our founder William Grant’s 

vision to create the ‘best dram in the valley’.”


Now in its 18


 year, the International Spirit’s Challenge awards are announced in the June issue of Drinks 

International. Having evolved to become the leading event in promoting quality spirits from around the world, the 

competition is tough, receiving over 1,000 entries from over 70 countries, with each whisky undergoing a blind 

taste test from each member of the judging panel.  The panel was comprised of whisky experts from across the 

globe, headed up by John Ramsay, who has over 40 years experience in the whisky industry.


Glenfiddich awards at the International Spirits Challenge 2013 include:



Gold : Glenfiddich 12 Year Old



Gold: Glenfiddich 18 Year Old



Gold: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old



Gold: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old



Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish



Gold: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask Reserve



Gold: Glenfiddich 125


 Anniversary Edition



Gold: Glenfiddich Ultimate 38 Year Old



Silver: Glenfiddich Rich Oak



Silver: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old



Silver: Glenfiddich 21 Year Old



Silver: Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition



Silver: Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish



Silver: Glenfiddich Malt Master         


About William Grant & Sons and Glenfiddich

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and 

founded by William Grant in 1886. William Grant and his family set out to fulfill a lifelong ambition. Together, and 

with true pioneering spirit, they built The Glenfiddich Distillery by hand. This was a realization of a dream and the 

start of a new adventure. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils 

some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s favourite single malt Glenfiddich®, The 

Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch Grant’s® as well as 

other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry®, and most recently, Tullamore Dew Irish 



William Grant & Sons was named 2012’s ‘International Spirits Producer of the Year’ at the prestigious International 

Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) Awards. The company has been awarded this highly sought-after title since 

1999, having received distiller accolades from ISC and IWSC an unprecedented nine times.


Glenfiddich became the first single malt ever to be exported outside of Scotland in 1963. It is now sold in over 180 

countries around the world and has won 198 awards at international spirits competitions.


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