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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 58 Year Old 1956 Oloroso Sherry Casks - Family Collector Series II

70cl, 47.50%

This is the second release in a series of six very special bottlings from the legendary Glenfarclas distillery, the first of which featured a 47 year old single malt matured in 3 Fine Sherry casks.…  More info

Glenfarclas 58 Year Old 1956 Oloroso Sherry Casks - Family Collector Series II
$2055.53

Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1768) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 40.50%

An exceptionally well-matured entry in the Glenfarclas Family Casks range, this single malt Scotch whisky was distilled all the way back in 1956! It matured in a single Sherry hogshead until July…  More info

Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1768) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$2491.23

Glenfarclas 21 Year Old & "101 World Whiskies To Try Before You Die" (Ian Buxton)

70cl, 43%

A handsome gift set containing a bottle of 21 year old Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky and Ian Buxton's excellent book '101 World Whiskies To Try Before You Die'.  More info

Glenfarclas 21 Year Old &
$95.66

Glenfarclas 1979 (bottled 2012) (cask 8791) Family Cask Release X

70cl, 52.20%

Distilled in 1979 and bottled on 27th June 2012, this single malt Glenfarclas comes from a single ex-Sherry hogshead. Part of their tremendous Family Cask releases.  More info

Glenfarclas 1979 (bottled 2012) (cask 8791) Family Cask Release X
$320.09

Glenfarclas 1969 (cask 2458) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 56.20%

Part of the Spring 2015 release of the Glenfarclas Family Cask series, this is a 1969 vintage single malt Scotch whisky that has been matured in a single refill butt cask until December 2014. It was…  More info

Glenfarclas 1969 (cask 2458) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$929.54

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 746) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 46.20%

From the Spring 2015 release of the Glenfarclas Family Cask series comes a 1978 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a 4th fill hogshead. It was bottled in December 2014 at 46.2% ABV, with a…  More info

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 746) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$386.92

Glenfarclas 1998 (cask 5357) Family Cask Summer 2014

70cl, 58.10%

A Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2014 for their Summer 2014 release. It was matured in a single refill Sherry butt, #5357, which had…  More info

Glenfarclas 1998 (cask 5357) Family Cask Summer 2014
$245.32

Glenfarclas 1981 (cask 1603) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 52.90%

A 1981 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a plain butt cask until July 2014. It was then bottled with an outturn of 529 bottles and released as part of the Family Cask 2014…  More info

Glenfarclas 1981 (cask 1603) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$422.42

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1960 Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 42.30%

The Glenfarclas Family Cask range delves into the historic warehouses of the world-famous distillery and brings some excellent casks to light, just like this 1960 vintage! Matured in a single Sherry…  More info

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1960 Autumn 2013 Release
$1941.71

Glenfarclas 31 Year Old Port Cask

70cl, 42.80%

Although Glenfarclas primarily use first and second fill sherry casks, occasionally we get to see the results of their glorious spirit being laid down in other types of cask too. Last year saw the…  More info

Glenfarclas 31 Year Old Port Cask
$341.01

Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 1411) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 48%

This is a 1980 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of their Spring 2015 release of the very popular Family Cask series. It was set aside to age in a refill hogshead until…  More info

Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 1411) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$387.70

Glenfarclas 1979 (cask 146) (bottled 2007) Family Cask

70cl, 52.80%

This is a very creamy tasting Glenfarclas Family Cask. It was a plain hogshead, distilled in 1979. Please note: There's looks to be some insoluble sediment in this bottle.  More info

Glenfarclas 1979 (cask 146) (bottled 2007) Family Cask

Glenfarclas 1959 (cask 1821) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 46.40%

Single cask Glenfarclas single malt, bottled for the Summer 2014 release of their glorious Family Cask range. This whisky was distilled all the way back in 1959 and matured in Sherry hogshead #1821…  More info

Glenfarclas 1959 (cask 1821) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$1726.16

Glenfarclas 1988 (cask 434) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 53.40%

The hits keep on coming from the Glenfarclas Family Cask range. Part of their Summer 2014 release, this is a 1988 vintage single malt, matured in a refill Sherry butt (#434) until March 2014. 603 of…  More info

Glenfarclas 1988 (cask 434) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$292.63

Glenfarclas 1971 (cask 147) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 51.40%

A Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling of well-aged single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a single Sherry butt from 1971 to July 2014. Yes, we agree, that is a very long time indeed, and Glenfarclas' spirit…  More info

Glenfarclas 1971 (cask 147) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$807.26

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 42.20%

Cor, would you look at this! The 1963 vintage Glenfarclas Family Cask single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of their Autumn 2013 batch. It was left to mature in a Sherry hogshead until June…  More info

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release
$1786.08

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1962 Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 45.30%

Part of the Autumn 2013 release of the Glenfarclas Family Cask, this is a 1962 vintage single malt, matured for 50 years in a Sherry hogshead. It was bottled with an outturn of 169 bottles, all…  More info

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1962 Autumn 2013 Release
$1588.35

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1961 (cask 3054) Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 44.20%

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
$1560.79

Glenfarclas 1967 (cask 5112) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 58.20%

This Family Cask bottling from the beloved Glenfarclas distillery features a single cask single malt Scotch whisky which was distilled all the way back in 1967. It was matured in Sherry hogshead…  More info

Glenfarclas 1967 (cask 5112) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
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$806.03

Glenfarclas 1968 (cask 230) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 55.60%

Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1968 - the same year Simon & Garfunkel released their 'Bookends' album. It was matured in a single Sherry butt (the whisky, not the album) until…  More info

Glenfarclas 1968 (cask 230) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$794.70

Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 3180) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 46.20%

A 1980 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Family Cask Summer 2014 release. The whisky was filled into plain hogshead #3180 and happily matured until March 2014, when it…  More info

Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 3180) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$341.69

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4190) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 47.60%

A 1966 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, bottled as part of their Family Cask range. This particular entry into the series was left to age in Sherry butt #4190 from 1966 to July 2014. It…  More info

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4190) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$888.95

Glenfarclas 1990 (cask 1362) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 51.40%

One of the many splendid Glenfarclas Family Cask bottlings - this one was distilled in 1990 and matured in refill Sherry cask #1362 all the way until March 2014, when it was bottled as part of the…  More info

Glenfarclas 1990 (cask 1362) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$247.78

Glenfarclas 1972 (cask 3483) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 52.90%

Oh yes, it's another superbly well-aged single malt from the Glenfarclas Family Cask range. This one was distilled in 1972 and left to mature in a single Sherry butt until July 2014, when it was…  More info

Glenfarclas 1972 (cask 3483) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$734.67

Glenfarclas 1973 (cask 4795) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 48.20%

A very Sherried Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of the Family Cask Summer 2014 batch. After being distilled in 1973, it was left to mature in Sherry hogshead #4795, until…  More info

Glenfarclas 1973 (cask 4795) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$595.00

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