Another Glenfiddich 19-Year-Old Age of Discovery Madeira Cask added to the Fah Mai Holdings Rare Whisky Collection
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Glenfiddich Age of Discovery is a single malt whisky aged for 19 years. The purpose of creating this collection was to commemorate the 1831 voyage of the HMS Beagle.
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HMS Beagle was a Royal Navy brig-sloop mounted with 10 guns, the ship found fame after carrying Charles Darwin, a then unfamous naturalist that voyaged on HMS Beagle for 5 years and wrote his most popular journal “The Voyage of the Beagle” which is known as a vivid travel memoir also a detailed scientific field journal covering biology and geology. This journal later led him to establish a theory of biological evolution we all know today; Darwinism.
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Glenfiddich is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky distillery founded in 1886 in Dufftown, Scotland. Glenfiddich distillery was handmade by Glenfiddich’s founder William Grant with his nine children and one stonemason. Glenfiddich means “valley of the deer” in Scottish Gaelic.
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Glenfiddich’s Age of Discovery range had been sold exclusively in travel retail shops until 2012 when it was released to the UK’s retail market. Madeira cask was the first edition of the range, also the first that was released to the UK’s retail market and made Age of Discovery became more renown to the public.
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This Glenfiddich 19-Years-Old Age of Discovery Madeira was bottled at 40% ABV.

The price of this edition from Glenfiddich hasn’t changed much but the future is uncertain and the price of this Madeira Cask edition might rise as this has happened to many whiskies that used to be available in retail shops but then were discontinued whether by chance or choice leading to the rising of their prices over time.
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Take another travel retail exclusive as an example, Macallan Enigma was priced at £188 each on its release date in October of 2017 before sold at WhiskyAuctioneer an online auction for £290 a bottle on the 26th of August 2018. With the addition of 10% commission by the auctioneer, the final sum could be £319, this shows £131 rise which is more than 69% of its release price in almost a year.