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William Grant & Sons' Glenfiddich 1978 Vintage Reserve

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, single malt, 50.7% abv

Available - From today (21 September)

Location - Global

Price - RRP of GBP480 (US$749) per 70cl bottle in the UK

Distribution - First Drinks in the UK

Each year, Glenfiddich’s malt master chooses a selection of casks, all the same age, and calls upon a panel to help choose which will become the Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve. This year’s selection, chosen by a panel of whisky bloggers, marks Brian Kinsman's inaugural Vintage Reserve selection process.

On 9 June, Kinsman was joined online by a global panel of eight whisky bloggers and journalists. The group nosed and tasted four single malts and compared tasting notes via the microblogging site. The panel came to a conclusion and selected cask number 28152 as their favourite.

The cask will produce 184 70cl cask-strength bottles. 

The full Twitter conversation can be viewed here.