The Glenfiddich Gift Shop, originally designed by Terence Conran in the 1990s underwent a dramatic transformation in advance of this year's Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
The shop has been restyled and updated with classic and contemporary furniture, to give it a welcoming and premium feel. In addition to featuring the full Glenfiddich whisky range and exclusive Distillery bottlings, the shop is home to a selection of stylish luxury lifestyle products including clothing, accessories and homeware, primarily from Scotland, which epitomise different aspects of the traditional craftsmanship at the heart of Glenfiddich’s production.
Amongst the new product lines available are glass ranges from designers including Tain-based Glasstorm, English and German crystal makers, textiles including Johnstons of Elgin and Dhu Performance Cashmere, lighting from Tom Dixon and beautiful leather products by Strathberry.
The gift shop will also include a section devoted to The Glenfiddich Gallery.com, an innovative new concept which enables enthusiasts to browse online and allows them to select a single malt whisky from Glenfiddich’s precious and rarest casks. The purchaser can then customise both the label and packaging, resulting in a bespoke and unique bottle.
Peter van Peborgh-Gooch, General Manager, Visitor Centres said: “The changes to the Glenfiddich Gift Shop are part of our overarching plan to reinforce The Glenfiddich Distillery’s reputation as a centre of whisky excellence. The Glenfiddich range has received more awards and accolades than any other single malt and we want every aspect of its home to reflect our commitment to craftsmanship, quality and excellence. We coincided the refurbishment with this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival so that the thousands of malt whisky enthusiasts who gathered here for the event would be amongst the first to experience this new aspect of our offer.”
The original Glenfiddich Gift shop was opened by Mrs Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of Glenfiddich Distillery’s founder William Grant. She died in 2012 aged 110. Peter Gordon, Great Great Grandson of William Grant was amongst the first customers following the refurbishment. Peter said: “I am sure my great aunt Janet would have approved of the new look. It is a modern take on classic design, blending together new technology with the timeless furnishings to create a highly premium retail environment.”
The Glenfiddich Gift Shop is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.