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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.

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
$12.91

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
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$35.42
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Glenfarclas 10 Year Old 2003

70cl, 43%

Masters of sherried whisky, Glenfarclas distilled this limited release single malt in 2003. It spent 10 years maturing in a sherry oak cask, bringing a delightful sweetness to this traditional…  More info

Glenfarclas 10 Year Old 2003
$107.60
$75.30

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
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$50.48
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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
$317.57

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
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$43

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

Glenfarclas 12 Year Old - Drinks by the Dram
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$62.38
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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
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$56.94
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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

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$112.80
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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
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$62.18
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Glenfarclas 1953 Family Cask

70cl, 53.7%

In Autumn of 2007, Glenfarclas released a massive back catalogue of vintage casks. There are 43 between years 1952 to 1994. This single malt Speyside whisky was distilled in 1953.  More info

Glenfarclas 1953 Family Cask
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$8,073.88

Glenfarclas 1954 (cask 1260) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 47.2%

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
$7,308.72

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
$7,088.32

Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 2355) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release

70cl, 43.1%

Whisky distilled in the 1950s, anyone? That's what we've got right here - a 1956 vintage single malt from the fantastic Glenfarclas Family Cask range. This was aged in a Sherry butt until August…  More info

Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 2355) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release
$5,371.83

Glenfarclas 1958 (cask 2061) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 41.7%

Incredibly well-aged and well-Sherried single malt from the legendary Glenfarclas distillery, released for their Family Cask range. This was distilled all the way back in 1958 and left to age in a…  More info

Glenfarclas 1958 (cask 2061) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$9,103.06

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
$6,599.12

Glenfarclas 1960 (cask 1771) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 42.1%

Another heavily sherried single malt from the Glenfarclas Family Cask range. This one was distilled all the way back in 1960(!) and left to mature in a sherry hogshead until it was bottled in July…  More info

Glenfarclas 1960 (cask 1771) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$5,059.63

Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 4896) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release

70cl, 43.1%

This is a 1961 vintage single malt from the Glenfarclas distillery, aged in a single Sherry hogshead until January 2017, when it was bottled with an outturn of just 160 bottles - all filled with…  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 4896) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release
$4,323.37

Glenfarclas 1961 Glencairn Crystal Decanter

75cl, 43%

An exceedingly elegant bottle of Glenfarclas, distilled in 1961, and aged in oak casks. The special liquid was bottled in a stunning Glencairn crystal decanter at the start of the 1990s. Only a rare…  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 Glencairn Crystal Decanter
$4,306.06

Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 3245) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 45.3%

Incredibly well-matured whisky from Glenfarclas and the distillery's extensive Family Cask series - this one from the Autumn 2013 release. It was distilled all the way back in 1962 and left to mature…  More info

Glenfarclas 1962 (cask 3245) Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release
$5,382.59

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
$5,876.93

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
$4,481.17

Glenfarclas 1963 (cask 178) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 45.1%

1963 vintage Glenfarclas single malt, matured in a single Sherry hogshead and released as part of their excellent Family Cask series for their Autumn 2014 release. Only 168 bottles were produced -…  More info

Glenfarclas 1963 (cask 178) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$5,519.12

Glenfarclas 1964 (cask 4726) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release

70cl, 42.1%

Well-aged Glenfarclas single malt, drawn from a single Sherry butt which was laid down all the way back in 1964! Following that, it slumbered peacefully for over 50 years before being bottled as part…  More info

Glenfarclas 1964 (cask 4726) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release
$3,623.93

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
$4,413.72

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