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.
Colour of deep, dark amber. The bouquet is glorious. Eventually you have to pull yourself away and dare yourself to taste the whisky. Will it live up to the wonderful experience of the bouquet? There’s no need to worry. The flavours – almost a peach and apricot infusion – do not disappoint; perfect partners for the delightful nose. This whisky has a beautiful long, elegant finish with a little peat smoke and earthy notes to the back of the mouth, where there is a lovely sweet finish.