Still in family hands since it was founded, the Glenfarclas Distillery is one of Speyside’s independent whisky producers. The Grant family have been running Glenfarclas since 1860, producing an individual Speyside malt that many whisky enthusiasts number as one of their favourites. The water source is melt water from the slopes of Ben Rinnes which runs through granite and heather before reaching Glenfarclas (meaning ‘the valley of green grass’). With a long history of bottlings stretching back to the early 20th Century, both proprietary and independent, Glenfarclas is keenly collected. Creating a great malt whisky is a time-honoured process. Here in the heart of Speyside, Glenfarclas has cherished the skills and traditions of fine malt whisky making for over 165 years, handing them down through six generations.
A very dark treacle colour. A wonderful nose: rich and appetising, malty and caramel, all in one. I can sense the toffee from a toffee apple. A strong whisky for its years, with fresh fruity and floral tastes. I suggest adding a few drops of water, as this really does wonders, releasing an array of sherry flavours mixed with toasted coffee. Magnificent. The finish is long, but you wish it was longer. You will want to remember the light fresh and fruity flavour forever.