On Monday 9th July 2007, three "masters" and their "pupils" joined Glenfiddich Malt Master, David Stewart, and his apprentice Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, at The Glenfiddich Distillery to select a single cask from Warehouse 8 for bottling.
Cask number 516 was filled with new-make Glenfiddich spirit on 16th January 1976. Over the 31 years it lay in a distillery warehouse, the European oak butt, which had formerly been used to mature Spanish sherry, has gently imparted a full and distinguished character into its contents.On a warm summer's afternoon, the selection panel declared the aged single malt Scotch whisky worthy for bottling as a Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve."This Glenfiddich has matured for over 30 years in a European oak cask. It has all the hallmarks of a great Glenfiddich vintage with an additional intriguing, complex, fruity character," declared David Stewart.