Glenfiddich and Goodwood collaborate for charity with an ultra-rare whisky
The two brands have produced Glenfiddich Goodwood 1979, a stunning 42-year-old expression that will be auctioned for Race Against Dementia
Iconic Scotch whisky distillery Glenfiddich has announced an intriguing collaboration with Goodwood, the Sussex estate, to create Glenfiddich Goodwood, an exclusive drawing of just three bottles from a cask dating back to 1979.
Described by the distillery as a "celebration of Goodwood and Glenfiddich’s historic connection", each decanter is paired with a VIP experience at a Goodwood motorsport event, including Goodwood Members’ Meeting or the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, as well as a photograph taken and signed by renowned Formula 1 photographer Rainer Schlegelmilch, each also signed by motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart OBE.
All three lots will be auctioned for charity at the Bonhams Whisky Sale in Edinburgh on 7 December 2021, with all proceeds going to Race Against Dementia, a charity founded by Sir Jackie Stewart that raises money to fund research into dementia.
The three decanters of Glenfiddich Goodwood have been drawn by Malt Master Brian Kinsman from a hand-selected cask, No. 11136, which has sat untouched in Glenfiddich’s Warehouse 8 for 42 years. The contents of the refill American Oak hogshead barrel have quietly matured since 13 April 1979, creating a unique expression that is sublimely balanced.
Bonhams has given a low estimate for each lot of £6,500.