Glenfiddich hosted a cross selection of the biggest names in Nigerian nightlife and hospitality in Dufftown, Scotland last week.
They were invited to the world-renowned William Grant and Sons Estate and given a once in a lifetime experience exploring the tales of the Glenfiddich distillery from the 1st of August to the 3rd of August 2018.
The group of invitees included Marshall Onyia, CEO Grasshoppers Place; Charles Okpaleke, CEO Play Network Africa; Obinna Iyiegbu, CEO and Principal Partner CUBANA Group; Okechukwu Paschal, MD Opium Nightlife Cubana Owerri; Olawale Faniran, CEO Bite United Limited; Mr. Chuks Iroche, CEO / Chairman Ice Entertainment, The Traffic Bar and Eddie Agbo-Madaki, Principal Partner of EddieMPR, iBlend Services and COO of The Dome Abuja.
It was an exhilarating week-long experience for all who attended. The chosen entrepreneurs were accommodated at the Mansefield Hotel, Elgin where they were treated to exquisite refreshments and immersed into Scottish culture and thus kicked off the wondrous journey through every part of the Glenfiddich tradition.
They were taken on an exclusive tour of the Glenfiddich Distillery grounds and its original warehouses (warehouse 1, 8) containing generations of gently maturing casks of whisky.
At warehouse number 12, which is home to the Malt Master’s selection; they were invited to fill a 20cl bottle from a cask of their choice which they took home.
They also had a tutored masterclass of a selection of five of Glenfiddich finest whiskies along with delicious canapés prepared by the head chef.
The group also experienced the wealth of craftsmanship and traditions that are still used at the distillery till today from cask making to the whiskies creation.
Background history: Glenfiddich is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky owned and produced by William Grant & Sons in Dufftown, Scotland. Glenfiddich means “valley of the deer” in Scottish Gaelic, which is why the Glenfiddich logo is a Stag.
The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in 1886 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland, in the glen of the River Fiddich. The Glenfiddich single malt whisky first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887