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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.

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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
50
$134.67
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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
98
$57.10
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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
78
$50.62
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Glenfarclas 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%

The producers recommend this as an aperitif whisky. It certainly offers more complexity than you'd expect from a 10 year old dram. A lovely, delicate whisky from Glenfarclas.  More info

Glenfarclas 10 Year Old
22
$35.52
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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
38
$101.42
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Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Glenfarclas 25 Year Old

3cl, 43%

A single Drinks by the Dram Christmas Cracker that's bursting at the seams with superb Sherried Speyside style. Within its shiny cardboard confines you'll find a wax-sealed 30ml dram of Glenfarclas…  More info

Drinks by the Dram Single Cracker - Glenfarclas 25 Year Old
$12.94

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
$43.12

Glenfarclas 2007 (bottled 2018) Premium Edition

70cl, 46%

A single malt Scotch whisky from Glenfarclas, distilled back in 2007 and matured in Oloroso sherry casks until it was bottled in 2018 at 46% ABV. Expect plenty of that classic Glenfarclas distillery…  More info

Glenfarclas 2007 (bottled 2018) Premium Edition
$66.88

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old

70cl, 43%

A much adored expression here - 40 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the legendary Glenfarclas, offering up generous helpings of Sherried notes that the distillery are famous for. Bottled at…  More info

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
$842.01

Glenfarclas 18 Year Old

100cl, 43%

A 1 litre bottling of 18 year old Glenfarclas single malt initially released for travel retail, broaching the gap between the excellent 15 and 21 year olds.  More info

Glenfarclas 18 Year Old
15
$62.35
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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
$453.29

Glenfarclas 1997 (bottled 2018) Premium Edition

70cl, 46%

Another release from the Glenfarclas Premium Edition range, a series more commonly found on mainland Europe - though some bottles have made their way to our shores! This expression was distilled in…  More info

Glenfarclas 1997 (bottled 2018) Premium Edition
$86.31

Glenfarclas 2001 (cask 3297) Family Cask Winter 2018 Release

70cl, 56.9%

This bottling was released as part of Glenfarclas' wonderful Family Cask series! Distilled in 2001, the single malt was left in a refill hogshead until December 2018 when it was bottled. Only 284…  More info

Glenfarclas 2001 (cask 3297) Family Cask Winter 2018 Release
$276.30

Glenfarclas 2008 (cask 376) - Distillery Exclusive

70cl, 64.1%

A single cask distillery exclusive from the much-loved Glenfarclas. The single malt was distilled in 2008 and whacked into a first-fill Oloroso sherry butt, which was selected by assistant distillery…  More info

Glenfarclas 2008 (cask 376) - Distillery Exclusive
2
$219.31

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
23
$113.11
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Glenfarclas 8 Year Old

70cl, 40%

8 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the legendary Glenfarclas distillery, known around the world of their splendidly Sherried expressions. The Glenfarclas 8 Year Old leans more in the…  More info

Glenfarclas 8 Year Old
3
$32.39
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Glenfarclas Springs - The Legend Of Speyside

70cl, 46%

Released as part of the Legend of Speyside range for the German market, this bottling of Sherry-cask-matured Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky honours the spring water at the core of spirit.…  More info

Glenfarclas Springs - The Legend Of Speyside
$53.97

Glenfarclas Trilogy Collection (6 x 70cl)

420cl, 46%

This brilliant collection from Glenfarclas, containing six 70cl bottles of three different vintage whiskies, showcases the sherry cask in all its glory. It features three bottles of Glenfarclas 14…  More info

Glenfarclas Trilogy Collection (6 x 70cl)
$2,374.90

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
$1,580.47

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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1
$62.55
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Glenfarclas Passion - The Legend of Speyside

70cl, 46%

Part of a trilogy of collectible bottlings from the Glenfarclas Legend of Speyside range, released for the German market. This bottling honours the passion that goes into making Glenfarclas whisky,…  More info

Glenfarclas Passion - The Legend of Speyside
$47.23
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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
$906.78

Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 1413) Family Cask Summer 2018 Release

70cl, 47.8%

A 1980s vintage single malt from Glenfarclas, matured in a refill hogshead until July 2018, when it was bottled as part of the Family Cask Summer 2018 Release. 281 bottles were produced as part of…  More info

Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 1413) Family Cask Summer 2018 Release
$967.26

Glenfarclas 2001 (cask 3352) Family Cask Winter 2017 Release

70cl, 58.8%

Single malt Scotch whisky from Glenfarclas, bottled as part of their fantastic Family Cask series. This one was distilled back in 2001 and set aside to mature in a refill sherry butt until November…  More info

Glenfarclas 2001 (cask 3352) Family Cask Winter 2017 Release
$268.47
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Glenfarclas 105 22 Year Old

70cl, 60%

In celebration of Glenfarclas 105's 50th birthday, the distillery in Speyside has released a limited edition variation of the robust, punchy expression made exclusively with whisky aged for at least…  More info

Glenfarclas 105 22 Year Old
1
$318.45

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