Multi-award winning Glenfarclas Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky has been distilled on Speyside for six generations by one family – the Grants. The Glenfarclas Distillery was legally established in 1836, on the Recherlich Farm at Ballindalloch, in the heart of Speyside. In 1865, John Grant purchased the distillery for £511.19s.0d. Read More »
An old 1965 vintage whisky from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This whisky has been matured for 38 years and bottled at cask strength in March 2004. The tag line for this bottle is "Almond syrup and rose petals", sounds delightful.
Glenfarclas are perhaps best known for their heavily sherried bottlings. This time, however, we have been graced with something quite special... a 43 year old Glenfarclas matured in Cognac casks. As far as we know, there have been only a small handful of whiskies matured in Cognac casks (and from what we have been hearing, this one is absolutely gorgeous).
A really beautiful old 1970s bottling of cask-strength Glenfarclas, one of the earliest examples we've seen of the distillery's pioneering 105-proof expression. Originally an 8yo, the 105's age statement was dropped sometime around the late 1980s or early 1990s to keep up with demand.
An 8 year old 1970s bottling of Glenfarclas. It was an interesting decade at the distillery, with the floor maltings ceasing to be used in 1972, the visitors centre opening in 1973 and the distillery being enlarged in 1976. As with many of the best Glenfarclas bottlings, this is at cask strength.
An old bottling of Glenfarclas 8 Year Old. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1960s and, judging by the colour, has spent some time in sherried casks. The bottle is wrapped with its original 'tartan jacket'.
A 1963 vintage entry in Glenfarclas's Family Casks range, part of the 10th release of single cask bottlings. Bottled in 2012 it's a rich old traditional whisky from the distillery, packed full of sherry fruit.
A simply stunning refill sherried Glenfarclas at a phenomenal age. What is amazing about this whisky is that the oak is not too intrusive and while there is obviously a big fruitcake sherry character, it isn't overwhelming and the balance is still there. Probably one of the greatest malts ever released from this truly great distillery.
A really incredible Glenfarclas - a forty-year old expression of cask-strength cult favourite 105, bottled late in 2008 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the appearance of the 105 expression. It's astonishing that they managed to maintain the 60% abv over forty years in sherry casks - this will be an epic dram.