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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 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
$779.82

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
$335.29

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
$872.30

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
$243.14

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
$720.91

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
$583.86

Glenfarclas 1974 (cask 8579) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 57.20%

A Family Cask bottling of Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1974 and matured in refill butt #8579 until March 2014, when it was bottled with an outturn of 437 bottled. Part of the…  More info

Glenfarclas 1974 (cask 8579) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$621.50

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 4004) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 41.30%

From the Summer 2014 release of Glenfarclas Family Cask bottlings comes this 1978 vintage single malt Scotch whisky. It was matured in a plain hogshead from 1978 until March 2014, when it was bottled…  More info

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 4004) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$365.26

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Alan Breck”

70cl, 43%

A frankly mindblowing single cask Glenfarclas which features artwork based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Kidnapped. This is from the Scottish Classics series, celebrating Scottish art,…  More info

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Alan Breck”

Glenfarclas 1989 (cask 12991) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 54.50%

A well-Sherried single cask whisky from the Glenfarclas Family Cask range. This one was distilled back in 1989 and placed into a Sherry butt to mature until July 2014. It was bottled for the Autumn…  More info

Glenfarclas 1989 (cask 12991) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$317.07

Glenfarclas 1979 Family Cask Autumn 2013

70cl, 42.70%

A 1979 vintage Glefarclas single malt Scotch whisky, taken from a single plain butt and bottled in July 2013 for the Autumn 2013 release of their Family Cask range. A surprising example of…  More info

Glenfarclas 1979 Family Cask Autumn 2013
$335.29

Glenfarclas 1990 Family Cask Release VIII

70cl, 56.90%

Distilled in 1990, this was aged in sherry butt number 5099 before bottling in 2011 for Glenfarclas' legendary Family Cask range. Expect big notes of chocolate and coffee!  More info

Glenfarclas 1990 Family Cask Release VIII
$222.96

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4196) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 51.60%

This is a 1966 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenfarclas distillery. It has been released as part of their excellent Family Cask series in the Summer 2014 batch. After being distilled in…  More info

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4196) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$729.23

Glenfarclas 1992 (cask 1710) Family Cask Release X

70cl, 55.80%

One of many many wonderful Glenfarclas Family Casks bottlings - this one features whisky distilled in 1992 and bottled in 2012 for their tenth release. It was matured in Sherry butt #1710, resulting…  More info

Glenfarclas 1992 (cask 1710) Family Cask Release X
$242.87

Glenfarclas 1995 - Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 52.50%

This golden coloured Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling is the ninth offering from 1995.  More info

Glenfarclas 1995 - Family Cask Release IX
$243.31

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1997 Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 59%

Another fab release from the Glenfarclas Family Cask range, this one being distilled in 1997 and left to mature in a refill hogshead until 2013, when it was bottled with an outturn of 274 bottles.…  More info

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1997 Autumn 2013 Release
$208.81

Glenfarclas 1965 (cask 4505) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 49.70%

A very old Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of their Family Cask series. It was distilled in 19650 and left to mature in Sherry butt #4505 until March 2014. Only 400 bottles…  More info

Glenfarclas 1965 (cask 4505) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$774.53

Glenfarclas 1994 (cask 2950) Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 57.90%

This is the ninth 1994 release from Glenfarclas' Family Cask Range. Glenfarclas isn't just family owned it is still run by the family themselves and the Family Cask range is testament to the…  More info

Glenfarclas 1994 (cask 2950) Family Cask Release IX
$279.43

Glenfarclas 1985 (cask 2591) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 45.40%

Here we have a Family Cask bottling of Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, produced as part of the Summer 2014 release. From 1985 to March 2014, refill hogshead #2592 matured this whisky, after…  More info

Glenfarclas 1985 (cask 2591) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$309.66

Glenfarclas - Movember 2011

70cl, 53%

This limited edition Glenfarclas has been bottled in partnership with online retailers, Mo-Bro’s, and poor-quality dresser-uppers Master of Malt in support of Movember. Movember is a men’s health…  More info

Glenfarclas - Movember 2011
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Glenfarclas 1998 (cask 8976) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 58%

A 1998 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky matured in a single refill hoggie until July 2013, when it was bottled with an outturn of just 190 bottles for the Family Cask range. Plenty of…  More info

Glenfarclas 1998 (cask 8976) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release
$197.34

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1961 Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 48%

A 1961 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, from their brilliant Family Casks range. This Sherried beast was matured in a single Sherry hogshead until July 2013, during which time it…  More info

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1961 Autumn 2013 Release
$1505.83

Glenfarclas 1964 (cask 4730) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 48.30%

This Glenfarclas Family Cask single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in 1964 and matured in a single Sherry butt (#4730). The cask was eventually opened in March 2014 and bottled for their Summer…  More info

Glenfarclas 1964 (cask 4730) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$961.22

Glenfarclas Chairman's Reserve 175th Anniversary

70cl, 46%

A beautiful, sherried Speyside malt, Glenfarclas launched this to mark their 175th Anniversary. It was made by blending together four lovely sherry casks with a combined age of 175 years! There are…  More info

Glenfarclas Chairman's Reserve 175th Anniversary
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$360.68

Glenfarclas 1958 Family Cask Release X

70cl, 43.70%

A stunning 1958 vintage Glenfarclas, matured in cask number 2062 for over half a century! Just 167 bottles were produced at a natural cask strength of 43.7% abv.  More info

Glenfarclas 1958 Family Cask Release X
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$1293.28

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