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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 1954 (cask 1260) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 47.20%

A Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling 1954 vintage single malt, which has matured in cask #1260 (a plain butt, if you were wondering) from 1954 to March 2014 - quite a feat, we're sure you'll agree. 480…  More info

Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1260) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$1630.92

Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2032) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 56.50%

A 1970 vintage Glenfarclas from the Summer 2014 release of the formidable Family Cask series. With its deep, dark hue, you can bet that you're in for a superb, Sherried Glenfarclas. It was matured in…  More info

Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2032) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$896.43

Glenfarclas 1996 Family Cask Release VII

70cl, 55.60%

This was selected by George S Grant and a group of visitors to the Glenfarlcas distillery as part of the "Help Choose the 1996 Bottling" event, held during the 2011 Spirit of Speyside Festival. A…  More info

Glenfarclas 1996 Family Cask Release VII
$188.26

Glenfarclas 1991 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 57.10%

The ninth release of Glenfarclas' 1991 Family Cask was aged in sherry butt number 5669 before bottling at cask-strength in 2012. This is a rich, digestif-style malt.  More info

Glenfarclas 1991 Family Cask Release IX
$218.21

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Eboneezer Shawe”

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 “Eboneezer Shawe”

Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6031) Family Cask Autumn 2013

70cl, 47.10%

Part of the Autumn 2013 release from the Glenfarclas Family Cask range, this Speyside single malt was distilled in 1984, left to mature in a single plain plain hogshead (#6031) then bottled in July…  More info

Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6031) Family Cask Autumn 2013
$395.77

Glenfarclas 1981 Family Cask Release VII

70cl, 50.80%

Twenty-nine years old and bottled in 2010 from a hogshead. This is a drinker's whisky, the distinct differences between nose, palate and finish create an fascinating tasting experience.  More info

Glenfarclas 1981 Family Cask Release VII
$267.41

Glenfarclas 1993 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 58.70%

The ninth release from Glenfarclas' 1993 vintage Family Casks. 624 extraordinary bottles were produced from cask 74. Hundreds more to go!  More info

Glenfarclas 1993 Family Cask Release IX
$511.29

Glenfarclas 1982 Family Cask Release VIII

70cl, 54.90%

This Family Cask was a refill sherry hogshead distilled in 1982. This whisky is a spicy, rich Glenfarclas, released as part of the popular family cask series.  More info

Glenfarclas 1982 Family Cask Release VIII
$391.49

Glenfarclas 1981 Family Cask Autumn 2013

70cl, 43.50%

A 1981 vintage Glenfarclas, bottled for their Family Cask range, as part of their Autumn 2013 release. From 1981 to July 2013, this whisky matured in a single refill hogshead, which had an outturn of…  More info

Glenfarclas 1981 Family Cask Autumn 2013
$308.06

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 58.40%

Release number nine of Glenfarclas 1986 from the Family Cask collection comes in the shape of 574 bottles of lip-smackingly good single malt Scotch whisky that has been matured in a sherry butt and…  More info

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask Release IX
$257.78

Glenfarclas 1978 Family Cask Release VII

70cl, 46.30%

Distilled in 1978 and bottled in 2011 as part of the 7th Family Cask Release from Glenfarclas (and there are plenty more to come!). Matured in a refill hogshead that yielded 240 bottles.  More info

Glenfarclas 1978 Family Cask Release VII
$372.29

Glenfarclas Distillery 25 Year Old 1988 - Authentic Collection (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 53.70%

Distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2013 by WM Cadenhead, this Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky is 25 years old. 222 bottles of bourbon hogshead-matured whisky were produced.  More info

Glenfarclas Distillery 25 Year Old 1988 - Authentic Collection (WM Cadenhead)
$104.85

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Release VIII

70cl, 50.40%

The delicious 8th release of 1968 Glenfarclas Family Cask. This was aged in a sherry hogshead (cask 179) and bottled in 2011. Really lovely, single cask, cask strength Speyside malt from George S…  More info

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Release VIII
$642.82

Glenfarclas 1970 Family Cask Release VII

70cl, 51.70%

The 7th release of Glenfarclas' 1970 Family Cask. A very tasty and surprisingly fresh whisky for its advanced age.  More info

Glenfarclas 1970 Family Cask Release VII
$486.67

Glenfarclas 1989 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 55.90%

This is the ninth release of Glenfarclas 1989 Family Cask - an extraordinary whisky which was aged in a single sherry butt (number 19289) before bottling in 2012.  More info

Glenfarclas 1989 Family Cask Release IX
$233.18

Glenfarclas 1984 Family Cask Release VII

70cl, 51%

A 1984 vintage Glenfarclass bottled in 2011, part of the 7th release of the intriguing Family Casks releases.  More info

Glenfarclas 1984 Family Cask Release VII
$366.28

Glenfarclas 1976 Family Cask

70cl, 49.40%

A refill butt matured Family Cask, this 1976 vintage Glenfarclas offers a very creamy, fruity character.  More info

Glenfarclas 1976 Family Cask
$326.24

Glenfarclas 1975 Family Cask Release IV

70cl, 45.90%

A 1975 vintage from the Glenfarclas Family cask range. This is a well-balanced Glenfarclas that offers a tantalising example of some of the amazing casks they have sleeping in the warehouse.  More info

Glenfarclas 1975 Family Cask Release IV
$435.81

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1974 Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 53.30%

A 1974 vintage Glenfarclas Family Cask from the Autumn 2013 releases. 240 bottles were produced from cask 5785. They do spoil us.  More info

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1974 Autumn 2013 Release
$502.88

Glenfarclas 1977 Family Cask

70cl, 59%

A buttery, creamy whisky with quite some spice, this Glenfarclas Family Cask was a refill butt (cask number 61), distilled in 1977 and bottled on the 30th November 2006 as part of a release of 582…  More info

Glenfarclas 1977 Family Cask
$275.97

Glenfarclas 1971 Family Cask Release VII

70cl, 51%

The 7th release of Glenfarclas' 1971 Family Cask. This was filled into sherry butt 140, where it rested until bottling in 2011. An outturn of 468 bottles.  More info

Glenfarclas 1971 Family Cask Release VII
$425.15

Glenfarclas 1985 Family Cask

70cl, 46.30%

This was distilled in 1985 and matured in a refill sherry hogshead. Released as a Family Cask in 2007, this single cask Glenfarclas is an elegant, fruity dram.  More info

Glenfarclas 1985 Family Cask
$242.17

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask

70cl, 56.50%

In Autumn of 2007, Glenfarclas released the Family Casks. This is the 1986 vintage from the range, matured in a refill sherry puncheon (cask 3434). This was bottled on the 1st March 2007, and it's…  More info

Glenfarclas 1986 Family Cask
$224.10

Glenfarclas 1992 Family Cask Release VIII

70cl, 59.50%

A single cask, cask strength 1992 vintage from Glenfarclas' stellar Family Cask range. This was aged in sherry butt number 861 and was bottled in 2011. George S Grant, the distillery owner, mentions…  More info

Glenfarclas 1992 Family Cask Release VIII
$243.21

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