Glenfarclas distillery is a Speyside whisky distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland. Glenfarclas translates as meaning valley of the green grass. The distillery is owned and run by the Grant family. The distillery has six stills which are the largest on Speyside and are heated directly by gas burners. The distillery has a production capacity of around 3.5 million litres of spirit per year. Normally four stills are used for production with two kept in reserve. The distillery has approximately 68,000 casks maturing on site, in traditional dunnage warehouses, with stock from every year from 1953 to the current year. Glenfarclas produce a traditional Highland malt with a heavy sherry influence.
The distillery was first granted a licence in 1836 when it was run by Robert Hay. In 1865 it was bought by John Grant and is still owned and run by his descendants, making it truly independent. John L.S. Grant, who joined Glenfarclas in 1973, is the current Chairman. His son George S. Grant is Director of Sales. The company was named Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2006.
Glenfarclas Whisky Reviews:
- Glenfarclas 10 Years Old (40%, OB, 2014)
- Glenfarclas 105 (60%, OB, 2015)
- Glenfarclas 15 Years Old ~ 46% (J & G Grant)
- Glenfarclas 17 Years Old (43%, OB, 2016)
- Glenfarclas 25 Years Old (43%, OB, 2016)
- Glenfarclas 30 Years Old (43%, OB, 2016)
- Glenfarclas 40 Years Old (46%, OB, 2016)
- Glenfarclas Springs ~ 46% (J & G Grant)
Marks & Spencer
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
- Glenfarclas 12 Years Old 2002 1.186 A stroll in the Luxemburg Gardens (57%, SMWS, 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel, 235 Bottles, 2014)