Glenfiddich and Goodwood collaborate for charity with an ultra-rare whisky

By Tempus | 29 Nov 2021 | Indulge, Speed

The two brands have produced Glenfiddich Goodwood 1979, a stunning 42-year-old expression that will be auctioned for Race Against Dementia

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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.

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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.