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.
Although this is a refill sherry cask, it still has an amazing colour; a lovely rich amber-bronze. This is a very fruity whisky – lots of wine comparisons can be made. It’s also a very fresh whisky. I suggest comparing this with our Glenfarclas 30 Years Old, and exploring the differences. It is a very creamy whisky; peaceful with a little malty sweetness and pear drops apparent at the back of the mouth. An intriguing whisky that leaves you wanting to try it again.