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-Years-Old-single-malt-scotch-whisky Glenfarclas 10 Years Old (40%, OB, +/-2014) - 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 […]
  • Glenfarclas 10 Year old 2003 Marks & Spencer Glenfarclas 10 Years Old 2003 (43%,Marks & Spencer, 2013) - 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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: […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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: […]
  • 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 […]