Only 50 bottles of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old are being made available worldwide this year. Only six of those are headed to the U.S.
That should tell you how rare this Scotch is and how big of a deal it is that two of those bottles are headed for Texas and one is coming to San Antonio.
It’s going to be part of a tasting at Bar 1919 in the Blue Star Complex on Sept. 4.
Tickets, as you can imagine, are not cheap. They’re priced at $1,500 apiece.
For that price, you get to taste the rare Glenfiddich 50 Year Old as well as five other collectible single malts, including the Glenfiddich 30 Year Old and the 1974 Vintage. Plus, chef Stefan Bowers of Feast will present a five-course meal.
Glenfiddich Ambassador David Allardice, a native Scotsman who grew up driving distance from the Glenfiddich distillery, will host the evening and share his passion and expertise about the prized dram. “This whisky is the jewel in Glenfiddich’s crown and amongst the most valuable whiskies ever released,” he says. “Time and tradition have contributed to making every drop of this beautifully matured whisky some of the most precious Glenfiddich has to offer.”
A press release describes the rare spirit thus: “The nose is beautifully harmonious with an uplifting, vibrant and complex aroma. The taste is initially sweet with a zesty orange marmalade and vanilla toffee, which then cascades through a wonderful series of layers: aromatic herbs, floral and soft fruits, silky oak tannin and hints of gentle smoke. The finish is exceptionally long with a touch of dry oak and the merest trace of peat.”
Meanwhile, Don Marsh, owner of 1919, says, “Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is a prized possession. To have one of only two bottles in Texas exemplifies the world-class standard and unique opportunities that 1919 provides for our guests.”
Seating is limited for the event, which is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 4. Call (210) 227-1420 for reservations. (And if you go, take an eyedropper and save us a sip.)