Mastro’s Ocean Club Newport Beach has officially become the sole California carrier of Glenfiddich’s rare 50-year-old whiskey.
The haute restaurant celebrated its acquisition with an exclusive tasting event on Monday night.
Glenfiddich Ambassador Mitch Bechard, along with Mastro’s Restaurants executives Jason Miranda and Robbi Jo Oliver, hosted the private uncorking ceremony.
Being the only vendor of Glenfiddich 50 is quite a coup, as its one of the most precious expressions of Single Malt Whisky ever released by the Scottish distillery.
Mastro’s will sell the whisky by the glass at $1,300 per one-and-a-half ounce dram.
The packaging, rich with authenticity and heritage, reflects the excellence of the whisky. Design cues have been painstakingly taken from archives that record the distillery’s 120-year history and the hand-blown bottles are individually numbered and presented in beautifully hand-stitched, leather-bound cases, which were inspired by William Grant’s personal ledgers.
Said Bechard: “As the world’s most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Glenfiddich has a long tradition of innovation and setting the benchmark for quality. The introduction of Glenfiddich 50 has been a testament to the quality and pioneering spirit that has gone into the production of Glenfiddich for more than 120 years.”
Mastro’s will also hold a limited capacity “50 Year Tasting” event on Thursday, August 30.