GD Alco Awards Glenfiddich on Georgian Independence Day

The 100th anniversary of the Independence on May 26 was celebrated by the company GD Alco by the presenting of the famous single malt whisky Glenfiddich from a 26-year-old barrel. Bottles were decorated with a label baring the Georgian flag, a precedent in the history of Scottish whisky for the colors of another country to be “worn” by the brand.

20 bottles of Glenfiddich were awarded to Georgians who have contributed to the development and popularization of the country, in celebration of the Independence Day, namely: Aka Morchiladze, Nino Ananiashvili, Marika Lortkipanidze's family,Guram Dochanashvili, Nona Gaprindashvili, Zaza Pachulia, David Coma, Giorgi Kekelidze, Nana Ekvtimishvili, Gela Charkviani, Elisso Bolkvadze, Rusudan Petviashvili, Giorgi Kalandia, Bishop Isaiah, Suliko Kadagidze, Zaal Kokaia, Katie Melua, and the Sukhishvilebi Ensemble.

The awarding ceremony was held in the main hall of the Parliamentary Library and was attended by almost all of those special Georgian people who were awarded with this wonderful whisky. Speeches were made, seeing all speakers mentioning the importance of such symbolic events.

"When I began discussing the 100th anniversary of independence with our partners, from the very beginning I knew I had to do something special,” said Gocha Darchiashvili, founder of GD Alco. “We decided on something combining both history and emotion in a gift. Considering this concept, we had to choose a product that had a long life. Accordingly, whisky was the most logical idea as whisky is somewhat representative of an epoch - stored in a barrel, it is old, "wise" and becomes very special.”

“Today, many guests are coming to Georgia and we want to give them something that will make them remember the country,” he went on. “Glenfiddich is the world's most famous brand: when a person receives 26-year-old whisky, specially created for the 100th anniversary of Georgia’s independence, he will be grateful and eager to try. They will never forget Georgia because of this gift.”

28 May 2018 18:34