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Glenfarclas

Glenfarclas Distillery

History

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[citation needed] 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 Year old 2003 Marks & Spencer Glenfarclas 10 Years Old 2003 ~ 43% (Marks & Spencer) - Review: Glenfarclas 10 Years Old 2003 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Distillery: Glenfarclas Bottling: Official for Marks and Spencer ABV: 43% Cost: £28 from Marks & Spencer Score: 84/100 What they say: This is not just a bottle of Highland Malt. It is the result of over 175 years of tradition and experience – […]
  • Glenfarclas-10-Years-Old-single-malt-scotch-whisky Glenfarclas 10 Years Old ~ 40% (J & G Grant) - Glenfarclas 10 Years Old Speyside single malt scotch whisky 40% ABV, £30 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Colour: Vibrant straw-gold Nose: Tempting sherry-sweet malty tones combine with delicate smokiness, releasing subtle spices. Warming the glass reveals honey, vanilla and pear drops. Flavour: Delicately light, with a mouth-watering combination of maltiness, smokiness and sherry […]
  • Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength ~ 60% (J & G Grant) - Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength Speyside single malt scotch whisky 60% ABV, £46.50 for 70cl available from Royal Mile Whiskies Score: 86/100 What they say: Colour: Deep peaty-gold. Nose: Complex, oaky, apples and pears, and a tempting dark toffee sweetness. Flavour: Dry and assertive, develops quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of […]
  • Glenfarclas 12 Years Old 2002 1.186 A stroll in the Luxemburg Gardens ~ 57% (SMWS) - Glenfarclas 12 Years Old 2002 – 1.186 A stroll in the Luxemburg Gardens Single malt scotch whisky 57% ABV, £46.10 buy from SMWS Score: 84/100 What they say: Cask No. 1.186 A mellow nose with apple pie and artificial fruity sweets called ‘Midget Gems’; a warm day in May, with mimosa, grass clippings and nectarines, pine […]
  • Glenfarclas 15 Years Old ~ 46% (J & G Grant) - Glenfarclas 15 Years Old ~ 46% (Glenfarclas Distillery) 46% ABV, £46.95 for 70 cl available from Royal Mile Whiskies Score: 84/100 What they say: Colour: A rich golden amber. Nose: Complex, sherried, deliciously peated, light butterscotch aromas, with a hint of dried fruit. Flavour: Full bodied with super balance of sherried sweetness, malty tones and […]
  • glenfarclas-17-year-old-whisky Glenfarclas 17 Years Old ~ 43% (J & G Grant) - Review: Glenfarclas 17 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glenfarclas Distillery Bottling: J & G Grant ABV: 43% Cost: £98.80 from Master of Malt What they say: Colour: Rich amber Nose: Complex, with distinctive butterscotch, sherried fruit and peat smoke aromas. Flavour: Big, full-flavoured, with excellent balance, develops slowly, full of sherry sweet […]
  • glenfarclas-25-year-old-whisky Glenfarclas 25 Years Old ~ 43% (J & G Grant) - Review: Glenfarclas 25 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glenfarclas Distillery Bottling: Official – J & G Grant ABV: 43% Cost: £119.76 from Master of Malt What they say: Colour: Amber with dark gold highlights. Nose: Complex, yet refined, delicately peated, with fresh tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and […]
  • glenfarclas-30-year-old-whisky Glenfarclas 30 Years Old ~ 43% (J & G Grant) - Review: Glenfarclas 30 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glenfarclas Distillery Bottling: Official – J & G Grant ABV: 43% Cost: £229.55 from Master of Malt What they say: Colour: Full rich dark gold. Nose: Full complex aromas with fruit and full sherried malty tones. Flavour: With Sherry, cognac, brandy, fruit, nuts, marzipan (and […]
  • glenfarclas-40-year-old-whisky Glenfarclas 40 Years Old ~ 46% (J & G Grant) - Review: Glenfarclas 40 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glenfarclas Distillery Bottling: Official – J & G Grant ABV: 46% Cost: £639.95 from Master of Malt What they say: Colour: Rich dark mysterious Gold Nose: Antique leather, walnuts and chocolate covered raisins. Flavour: A sweet initial taste, orange segments, chocolate. Then a lovely […]
  • Glenfarclas-Springs Glenfarclas Springs ~ 46% (J & G Grant) - Review: Glenfarclas Springs single malt scotch whisky Glenfarclas Distillery – J & G Grant 46% ABV £35.85 for 70cl from Master of Malt Score: 83/100 What they say: Part of The Legend of Speyside trilogy released for the German market, Springs honours the role of water in the production of Glenfarclas. Aged in ex-oloroso sherry […]
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