November 13, 2007 11:30 ET

Rare $100,000 Private 1976 Glenfiddich Whisky Cask Acquired by Willow Park Wines & Spirits

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2007) -

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To Peter Gordon, 1976 was a very special year. It was the year he began working at the Glenfiddich distillery that his great great grandfather William Grant built in 1886. It was also the year that the Canadian dollar was at par with the United States.

Thirty-one years later, Peter Gordon continues to work at the distillery and the dollar is back at par. And to celebrate these anniversaries, Peter is coming to Calgary to present the first bottle from a 1976 cask of vintage Glenfiddich to Wayne Henuset, owner of Willow Park Wines & Spirits in Calgary. Willow Park's acquisition of the rare cask of 1976 Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky marks only the fourth time a cask has been released in Canada.

The acquisition and sale of the 1976 Glenfiddich vintage cask has already attracted the attention of buyers from as far as South Africa because of its rarity and vintage. Each bottle comes with the number of the cask hand printed on the label along with the signature of Master Blender, David Stewart. Attractively packaged in a wooden box, bottles of this rare whisky are available for sale exclusively from Willow Park Wines & Spirits in Calgary for $600 a bottle. The first 50 buyers will also receive a dog (copper utensil to help assess the maturation process of the whisky) and a tin of fudge.

"Cask 16389 has matured since 1976 in a traditional hogshead Oak Cask in the dunnage warehouse at The Glenfiddich Distillery in the Highlands of Scotland," Mr. Gordon said. "It has yielded 220 bottles at 47% alcohol by volume. The whisky has a floral, fruity and fragrant aroma with hints of rich vanilla fudge, butterscotch, honey and subtle spice. The rich aroma delivers a rewarding taste with a beautifully silky mouth coating texture," explained Mr. Gordon.

William Grant & Sons Ltd. is an award winning, independent, family-owned distillery established by William Grant in 1886 and is still controlled by fifth generation family members. The company distils some of the world's leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world's favourite single malt Glenfiddich, the handcrafted range of The Balvenie single malts and a number of other premium spirits, including Hendrick's Gin and the Icelandic vodka, Rekya.

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