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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 1957 Family Cask Release II

70cl, 46.5%

Glenfarclas' George Grant describes this 1957 vintage as "a truly beatufiul whisky, and a great Glenfarclas dram." This is the second Family Cask released from this year, aged in cask 2115 (a sherry…  More info

Glenfarclas 1957 Family Cask Release II
$913.15

Glenfarclas 1958 Family Cask

70cl, 51.6%

A dark, syrupy whisky. This 1958 vintage was matured in a single sherry butt before release in 2007 as part of Glenfarclas' Family Cask range.  More info

Glenfarclas 1958 Family Cask
$889.10

Glenfarclas 1958 Family Cask Release X

70cl, 43.7%

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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$1,262.34

Glenfarclas 1959 (cask 1821) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 46.4%

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
$1,653.32

Glenfarclas 1959 Family Cask

70cl, 52.5%

This was released in the Autumn of 2007 as part of the extensive Glenfarclas Family Cask range. This was distilled in 1959 and matured in a sherry hogshead (cask 1838) which yielded 147 bottles.  More info

Glenfarclas 1959 Family Cask
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Glenfarclas 1959 Family Cask Release IV

70cl, 48.8%

This was released in the Autumn of 2007 as part of the extensive Glenfarclas Family Cask range. This was distilled in 1959 and matured in a sherry hogshead (cask 1838) which yielded 147 bottles.  More info

Glenfarclas 1959 Family Cask Release IV
$1,034.15

Glenfarclas 1960 Family Cask

70cl, 52.4%

Distilled at Glenfarclas in 1960, this was matured in a sherry hogshead before bottling on the 16th July 2008.  More info

Glenfarclas 1960 Family Cask

Glenfarclas 1960 Family Cask Release III

70cl, 44.6%

Distilled at Glenfarclas in 1960, this was matured in a sherry hogshead before bottling on the 16th July 2008. Cask number 1768.  More info

Glenfarclas 1960 Family Cask Release III
$733.11

Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 3055) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 41.7%

A Glenfarclas distilled in 1961(!) and not bottled until 9th July 2014, having spent the interceding years in a single Sherry hogshead until it took on this stunning hue! Extraordinarily well aged…  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 3055) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$1,722.68

Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 3056) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 46.7%

A 1961 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry hogshead until November 2014. This has been presented as part of their Family Cask Spring 2015 Release, with only 166…  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 (cask 3056) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$1,879.00

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask

70cl, 46%

A very Christmas spice rich Glenfarclas, this was distilled in 1961 and matured in single cask 4913, a sherry hogshead, before bottling as part of the 2007 released Family Cask collection.  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release III

70cl, 52.2%

The third release of Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask, this single cask was a sherry hogshead (number 1322), and it was bottled in 2008. It offers up an intense marmalade aroma, with loads of chocolate…  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release III

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 48%

This Glenfarclas boasts an incredible fifty plus years of cask ageing and should be considered a real whisky treasure. Glenfarclas is one of a very limited number of family-run distilleries left in…  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release IX
$954.70

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release VI

70cl, 54.4%

This was distilled in 1961, and aged in a single sherry hogshead (cask 1326), this was bottled in 2010 as part of Glenfarclas's incredible Family Cask range, spanning over half a century of whisky.…  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release VI
$548.93

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release VII

70cl, 47%

The 7th release of 1961 Family Cask. A very old Glenfarclas, aged in cask 1325 (a sherry hogshead). This was bottled afted 50 years on the 25th May 2011. A release of 108 bottles.  More info

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release VII
$928.99

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask

70cl, 54.8%

This was distilled in 1962 and matured in single cask number 2645, a sherry hogshead. The result is an almost rum-like whisky, released as part of the Glenfarclas Family Cask collection.  More info

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask
$529.48

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask Release III

70cl, 52%

Release three of the 1962 Family Cask, this was aged in a sherry hogshead. It offers up intense freshness, funny considering its age, but really something with staggering pear and apricot notes, with…  More info

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask Release III

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask Release VI

70cl, 55.7%

Matured in sherry hogshead number 2649, this is the 6th release of Glenfarclas' 1962 Family Cask. An unusual whisky for Glenfarclas, and very fruity indeed!  More info

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask Release VI
$580.60

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask Release VIII

70cl, 49.2%

The 8th release of Glenfarclas' sterling 1962 Family Cask, this time aged in a single sherry hogshead (number 2648). Expect rich, sweet sherry notes, and just a hint of something "herbal".  More info

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask Release VIII
$675.61

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask

70cl, 56.7%

This was distilled in 1963 at the Glenfarclas distillery in Speyside. After a long maturation in a single sherry butt the whisky is rich and dark. Released as part of the Family Cask collection.  More info

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask
$448.37

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Autumn 2013 Release

70cl, 42.2%

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
$1,710.71

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Release VIII

70cl, 50.4%

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
$628.11

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Release X - Shotgun and Rifle Cleaning Kit

70cl, 46.5%

A collaborative effort between Glenfarclas and William & Son. They have created a limited edition shotgun and rifle cleaning kit which includes an incredibly rare bottle of Glenfarclas 1963 Family…  More info

Glenfarclas 1963 Family Cask Release X - Shotgun and Rifle Cleaning Kit
$7,384.86

Glenfarclas 1964 (cask 4725) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 46.4%

A rich ruby Family Cask from Glenfarclas! Bottled on 28th November 2014 for inclusion in the Spring 2015 releases, 281 bottles emerged from the single Sherry butt where it had been getting richer and…  More info

Glenfarclas 1964 (cask 4725) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$1,296.17

Glenfarclas 1964 (cask 4730) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 48.3%

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
$938.23

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