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.
Dark amber in colour. Spicy on the nose, with orange zest in good quanities. Not just any oranges – oranges that have been covered with cloves, like we used to have at Christmas. The taste is similar to the nose, with more orange cloves leading to sweetness. It evokes memories of Christmas morning – the excitement and anticipation of opening your presents and finding everything you wanted, and much more. It has a beautiful, long buttery and fruity finish, with some light nuttiness. In short, it’s another Glenfarclas gem.