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 light yellow colour – like a morning ray of sunshine – while an enticing nose is equally delicate. Sweet and a little floral. This great, fresh whisky dances across your tongue, bursting with flavours of apples and pears, and a hint of kiwi fruit. Hints of vanilla are also present on the back of the palate, with violet overtone. Well-balanced, it’s a whisky that does not disappoint. Not overpowering in any way. Simply, very quaffable – I’m sure you will be back for more.