About Glenfarclas Whisky Distillery
3 000 000 litres
Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9BD
J. & G. Grant
Marypark, Ballindalloch, Banffshire
Robert Hay founds the distillery on the original site since 1797.
Robert Hay passes away and John Grant and his son George buy the distillery for £511.19s on 8th June. They lease it to John Smith at The Glenlivet Distillery.
John Smith resigns in order to start Cragganmore and J. & G. Grant Ltd takes over.
John Grant dies and George Grant takes over.
George Grant dies and his widow Barbara takes over the license while sons John and George control operations.
John and George Grant take over and form The Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd with the infamous Pattison, Elder & Co.
Pattison becomes bankrupt. Glenfarclas encounters financial problems after a major overhaul of the distillery but survives by mortgaging and selling stored whisky to R. I. Cameron, a whisky broker from Elgin.
John Grant leaves due to ill health and George continues alone.
The Grant family celebrates the distillery’s 100th anniversary, a century of active licensing. It is 9 years late, as the actual anniversary coincided with WW2.
George Grant senior dies and sons George Scott and John Peter inherit the distillery.
Stills are increased from two to four.
Glenfarclas is first to launch a cask-strength single malt. It is later named Glenfarclas 105.
Floor maltings is abandoned and malt is purchased centrally.
A visitor centre is opened.
Enlargement from four stills to six.
Glenfarclas launches its first Flower of Scotland gift tin which becomes a great success and increases sales by 30%.
George S Grant dies and is succeeded as company chairman by his son John L S Grant
Two new gift tins are released (10 years old and 105 cask strength).
A 50 year old is released to commemorate the bi-centenary of John Grant´s birth.
Ten new vintages are released.
Family Casks, a series of single cask bottlings from 43 consecutive years, is released.
New releases in the Family Cask range. Glenfarclas 105 40 years old is released.