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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.

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
$4,216.66
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SMWS 1.126 40 Year Old 1965

70cl, 57.6%

40 year old single malt from the Glenfarclas distillery, bottled by the SMWS! This one was distilled back in 1965 and bottled in 2005, boasting the title "Old but Muscular", which could also be…  More info

SMWS 1.126 40 Year Old 1965
$2,103.06
$1,470.56

Glenfarclas 21 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 40%

An fantastic old bottling of Glenfarclas 21 Year Old from the 1980s, presented in a handsome square bottle which even has grooves in each side for easy grip - how ergonomic! This bottle was part…  More info

Glenfarclas 21 Year Old - 1980s
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$527.09

Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk

1000cl, 50.6%

The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk is a spectacular addition to the Glenfarclas' Family Cask collection, believed to be the most expansive single collection ever released by one distillery. Hardly…  More info

Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk
$121,229.16

Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6033) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release

70cl, 49.4%

Presented as part of Glenfarclas' Family Cask Winter 2015 Release, this is a 1984 vintage single malt which was left to age in a single plain hogshead cask until May 2014. A very small number of…  More info

Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6033) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release
$5,263.02

Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6029) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release

70cl, 47.1%

Yet more well-matured single malt from Glenfarclas and their brilliant Family Cask range! This one was distilled in 1984 and set aside to age in a fourth-fill hogshead until August 2015, when it was…  More info

Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6029) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release
$5,262.07

Glenfarclas 1976 (cask 3110) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release

70cl, 45.9%

1976 vintage single malt from the family-own Glenfarclas distillery their Family Cask range! After distillation in 1976, this was aged in a refill butt cask until August 2015, when it was bottled at…  More info

Glenfarclas 1976 (cask 3110) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release
$5,260.30

Glenfarclas 1975 (cask 1185) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release

70cl, 44.5%

Another very well-matured single cask bottling from the extensive Glenfarclas Family Cask range. This time, they've drawn whisky from a fourth-fill hogshead which was laid down in 1975 and cracked…  More info

Glenfarclas 1975 (cask 1185) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release
$7,048.78

Glenfarclas 1974 (cask 5787) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release

70cl, 55.1%

Superbly Sherried single malt from Glenfarclas, released as part of their massively impressive Family Cask range. This was distilled in 1974 and aged in a Sherry butt until January 2017, when it was…  More info

Glenfarclas 1974 (cask 5787) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release
$2,635.41

Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2033) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release

70cl, 55.5%

A 1970 vintage single malt from Glenfarclas - what a treat! This was aged in a single Sherry hogshead and bottled in August 2015 for Glenfarclas' extensive Family Cask range. Only 70 bottles were…  More info

Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2033) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release
$5,068.07

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4199) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release

70cl, 41.7%

A Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling of single malt distilled back in 1966. In case you're unsure, that is certifiably defined as "a very long time ago indeed". It was aged in a Sherry butt until…  More info

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4199) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release
$3,548.51

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
$3,548.69

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
$4,233.61

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
$4,954.59

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
$8,914.06

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
$5,260.30

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
$5,404.54

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
$5,270.84

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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$7,906.25

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
$7,156.98

Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2026) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 53%

Goodness gracious, would you just look at the Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling! This single malt from the long-going family-run distillery was distilled in 1970 and matured in Sherry hogshead #2026…  More info

Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2026) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$6,312.35

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4198) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 50.6%

Ah, Glenfarclas Family Casks. Glorious whiskies. Dream whiskies. Here we have one distilled back in 1966 and bottled in December 2015 after almost half a century in a single Sherry butt! Part of the…  More info

Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4198) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$5,406.85

Glenfarclas 1960 (cask 1775) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 45.2%

Glenfarclas Family Cask Releases are something very special indeed, and they just keep coming! This stunning 1960 vintage, from a single cask that had an outturn of just 194 bottles, was disgorged on…  More info

Glenfarclas 1960 (cask 1775) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$4,202.99

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
$4,322.09

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
$6,941.16

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