Glenfiddich creates bottle Christmas tree

Glenfiddich is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a Christmas tree made of bottles of single malt at its distillery in Dufftown.

Glenfiddich_bottle tree 1Over 10ft high, the “tree” is made from 665 bottles, was designed by Andy FairGrieve, co-ordinator of Glenfiddich Artists in Residence project and built by distillery engineers and the bottling hall staff.

Fairgrieve said: “Making the tree was quite a challenge but we are delighted with the result and what it stands for.

“Christmas marks a key date in the company’s history and it seemed appropriate to create something special and festive especially since it is 125 years since the first drop of spirit flowed from the distillery’s stills.”

Dufftown site leader, Stuart Watts, said: “The bottle tree is the perfect tribute to the 125th birthday of Glenfiddich, the original Christmas spirit. The fact it was created by our distillery workers makes it even more special.”

The tree brings to mind Jack Daniel’s barrel “tree”, current installed in Covent Garden.

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