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Glenfarclas

The Glenfarclas whisky distillery draws its water from pure springs on the rugged Ben Rinnes mountain range, which looms omnipresent in the distant reaches. The distillery sits in the moors of Banffshire, just a mile from the River Spey. Glenfarclas has always been, and it seems will remain to be, one of Scotland's only family run distilleries. Accordingly, there is a strong degree of independence. Prized by connoisseurs, the single malt whiskies of Glenfarclas are matured almost solely in sherry butts and are aged in the substantial onsite warehousing facilities; the 28 warehouses hold 52,000 casks.

One of the few Scotch makers never to use exotic woods for maturation, Glenfarclas retains its integrity. The distillery was first founded in 1836 by Robert Hay. However, there is some evidence that there was a distillery on the site over a century prior. Following Robert’s death in 1865, John and George Grant acquired the distillery for '511 pounds and 19 shillings'. They leased it to the Glenlivet’s John Smith. John Smith chose to pursue his newly founded Cragganmore distillery instead and in 1870 Messrs Grant ran Glenfarclas once more.

After the Second World War, and the resultant abolition of rationing, the distillery's fortunes were good and in 1960 Glenfarclas doubled its stills to four. In 1972, the surge in demand left the onsite floor maltings less than ample to cope, accordingly malted barley was bought in. The whisky distillery has an extensive range of single malt whiskies, particularly so after the 2007 release of the Family Casks range with a bottling from every vintage between 1952 and 1994. The distillery also operates a visitor centre, lavishly decorated with items from the ocean liner ‘Empress of Australia’, the centre features a room named accordingly: ‘The Ship’s Room’.

Glenfarclas finally got round to releasing a 40 Year Old official bottling in 2010, while in January 2011 Glenfarclas released a limited edition bottling to mark the distillery's 175th anniversary.

As the years went on, Glenfarclas bottlings just get older! In 2012, after finding a few more elderly casks in the warehouse, Glenfarclas released two more bottlings, a 43 year old and a 58 year old. 2014 comes, and with it an even older official bottling, the Glenfarclas 60 year old.

In June 2015, Glenfarclas released another limited edition bottling called the £511.19S.0D Family Reserve. This was launched to mark 150 years of the Grant Family owning the distillery, with the rather cryptic name referencing the price John Grant paid for the distillery in 1865. The bottle comes with a copy of the original bill of sale for the distillery.

In 2017, a Glenfarclas 30 year old was released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the ‘Final Fantasy’ game which was first launched in 1987, the same year the whisky was distilled.

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

70cl, 46%

A wonderfully sherried 15 year old dram from Glenfarclas, boasting oodles of dried fruit notes. It’s bottled at 46% ABV simply because this was the strength that George Grant’s grandfather preferred…  More info

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old
103
$53.59
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Glenfarclas 25 Year Old

70cl, 43%

Here we have an absolute classic Speysider from a long-time family-owned distillery. This 25 year old single malt from Glenfarclas spent its days in 100% Oloroso sherry casks. It’s complex and…  More info

Glenfarclas 25 Year Old
54
$128.81
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Glenfarclas 105

70cl, 60%

Glenfarclas 105 is a superb cask strength whisky, with a history that can be traced to 1968. When the original incarnation was released that year, Glenfarclas became the first distillery to release a…  More info

Glenfarclas 105
81
$48.42
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Glenfarclas 21 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A heavily sherried 21 year old from the Glenfarclas distillery. This offers loads of depth, a really thick dram and great value for money too.  More info

Glenfarclas 21 Year Old
40
$97
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Glenfarclas 12 Year Old

70cl, 43%

Lots of sherry and fruit in this, Glenfarclas 12 was originally bottled for export and travel retail markets. In 2006, it was named the "Best Sherried Whisky" in the Single Malt World Cup, and in…  More info

Glenfarclas 12 Year Old
42
$41.25

Glenfarclas 30 Year Old

70cl, 43%

Superb single malt from the Glenfarclas distillery, aged for 30 years. Three decades of maturation have resulted in a fantastically full-bodied, satisfyingly Sherried and all-around awesome flavour…  More info

Glenfarclas 30 Year Old
7
$433.60

Glenfarclas 1998 (cask 4455) Family Cask Winter 2018 Release

70cl, 54.8%

A wonderful well-aged Glenfarclas, bottled for the Winter 2018 release of the Family Cask series. Distilled in 1998, the single malt was left in a single fourth fill hogshead for the rest of its…  More info

Glenfarclas 1998 (cask 4455) Family Cask Winter 2018 Release
$289.05

Glenfarclas 12 Year Old - Drinks by the Dram

70cl, 58.7%

A special bottling of Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, aged for 12 years before being bottled at cask strength from those Drinks by the Dram folks. Yummy Speyside single malt at a punchy…  More info

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3
$59.83
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Glenfarclas 12 Year Old 1l

100cl, 43%

Delicious single malt from Speyside's Glenfarclas distillery, aged for a dozen years before making its way into the bottles. Dig in to rich Sherried malt and earthy allspice notes. This is a 1…  More info

Glenfarclas 12 Year Old 1l
6
$53.82
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Glenfarclas 17 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A delicious, richly sherried Glenfarclas aged for 17 years and launched for the travel retail market. Loads of character and depth, just what we've come to expect from the distillery.  More info

Glenfarclas 17 Year Old
24
$108.19
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Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1259) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 46.7%

Part of the Summer 2014 release of the renowned Glenfarclas Family Cask series, this is a 1954 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, matured in plain butt #1259. A small release of 453 bottles, bottled…  More info

Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1259) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$9,291.47

Glenfarclas 1982 (cask 4565) Family Cask Winter 2017 Release

70cl, 52.4%

From the Glenfarclas Family Cask Winter 2017 Release comes a 1982 vintage single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead. Just 225 bottles were produced, bottled at cask strength.  More info

Glenfarclas 1982 (cask 4565) Family Cask Winter 2017 Release
$1,511.65

Glenfarclas 1981 (cask 1606) Family Cask Winter 2017 Release

70cl, 54.6%

A Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling of 1981 vintage single malt, aged in a single fourth-fill butt cask. After maturing until November 2017, it was bottled at cask strength with an outturn of 523…  More info

Glenfarclas 1981 (cask 1606) Family Cask Winter 2017 Release
$867.30

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1961 (cask 3054) Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 44.2%

Blimey, would you just look at the delightfully dark hue on this Glenfarclas Family Cask release! This is a 1961 vintage, matured in a single Sherry hogshead until March 2014, when it was bottled for…  More info

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1961 (cask 3054) Summer 2014 Release
$5,157.34

Glenfarclas 1972 (cask 3548) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release

70cl, 45.6%

A single cask Glenfarclas from the distillery's rather extensive (and spectacular) Family Cask range, released for their Winter 2015 release. This one was distilled all the way back in 1972 and set…  More info

Glenfarclas 1972 (cask 3548) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release
$3,503.47
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Glenfarclas 1967 (cask 5114) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release

70cl, 57%

You know how Glenfarclas are much-adored for very Sherried whiskies? Well, this is very much one of those. It's a 1967 vintage Glenfarclas aged in a single Sherry hogshead until April 2016, when it…  More info

Glenfarclas 1967 (cask 5114) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release
$3,481.78

Glenfarclas 1968 (cask 5243) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release

70cl, 41.7%

The Glenfarclas Family Cask range is packed to the rafters with excellent single cask Speyside whiskies, and they've only gone and released yet another one! This particular bottling is a 1968…  More info

Glenfarclas 1968 (cask 5243) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release
$7,537.25

Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 4126) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 40.9%

Filled into a single 'plain' or refill hogshead back in 1962 and bottled in July 2014 for release in Autumn of that year, this Glenfarclas Speyside malt whisky (or Highland, as they place on their…  More info

Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 4126) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$4,297.94

Glenfarclas 1967 (cask 5113) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release

70cl, 55.6%

Intensely well-Sherried single malt from Glenfarclas and their Family Cask range. This richly dark whisky was distilled in 1967 and left to mature in a Sherry hogshead until April 2016, when it was…  More info

Glenfarclas 1967 (cask 5113) Family Cask Summer 2016 Release
$4,826.93

Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 3246) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 43.4%

A single cask bottling of very well-matured single malt from Glenfarclas' Family Cask range! This one was matured in a single Sherry hogshead from 1962 to November 2014, when it was bottled for the…  More info

Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 3246) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$5,636.63

Glenfarclas 1959 (cask 3226) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 55.2%

A 1959 vintage Glenfarclas family cask! Just look at it - it looks like treacle! Matured in a single ex-Sherry hoggie, it was bottled on 28th November 2014 and released as part of the Spring 2015…  More info

Glenfarclas 1959 (cask 3226) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$6,329.30

Glenfarclas 1973 (cask R1) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 41.6%

Single cask Glenfarclas single malt, released for the Autumn 2014 bundle of Family Cask bottlings. This one was distilled all the way back in 1973 and matured in a plain butt until July 2014, when it…  More info

Glenfarclas 1973 (cask R1) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$3,815.09

Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2216) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 45.4%

Distilled in 1955 and bottled in late November 2014, this Glenfarclas single malt is around 60 years old! Phenomenally aged in a single Sherry butt, the outturn of which was 544 bottles. "I will…  More info

Glenfarclas 1955 (cask 2216) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$6,798.49

Glenfarclas 1965 (cask 4512) Family Cask Spring 2015

70cl, 51.8%

Bottled in December 2014, this stunning single cask Glenfarclas whisky spent nearly fifty years in a Sherry butt before being bottled as part of the distillery's Spring 2015 releases. The outturn was…  More info

Glenfarclas 1965 (cask 4512) Family Cask Spring 2015
$4,233.25

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4198) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 50.6%

Ah, Glenfarclas Family Casks. Glorious whiskies. Dream whiskies. Here we have one distilled back in 1966 and bottled in December 2015 after almost half a century in a single Sherry butt! Part of the…  More info

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4198) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$5,295.72

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