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 lovely rich, dark whisky. A big heavy-sherried whisky; great if you like them big and powerful. It is more than 40 years old but has lost none of its appeal. Still strong but not overpowering. Some vanilla and citrus present at the back of your mouth – almost like the caramelized fruit you’d find in a fruit cake. A wonderful long finish sitting heavily at the back of your mouth. Sherry flavours and fruit cake wonderfully balanced.