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.
Exquisite dark peated amber. A beautiful rich, fruity nose – astonishing for a whisky which is over 45 years old. Very sweet; almost toffee apple sweet. A big whisky, perfect in front of an open fire. It’s a real armchair whisky; one that you can sit and enjoy for a very long time. Like a very heavy sherry, or a heavy treacle pudding sprinkled with Christmas spices. The long, rich finish seems to last for hours, and oozes toffee sweetness.