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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 1969 Family Cask

70cl, 56.20%

A sweet, spicy, vanilla-rich Family Cask from Glenfarclas.  More info

Glenfarclas 1969 Family Cask

Glenfarclas 1967 Family Cask

70cl, 65.10%

A single sherry hogshead matured Glenfarclas, distilled in 1967 as part of the Family Cask collection. This is a honey and toffee rich dram. Delicious.  More info

Glenfarclas 1967 Family Cask

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “The Bonnie Lass”

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 “The Bonnie Lass”

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “David Balfour”

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 “David Balfour”

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic "The Red Fox”

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

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Defending the stockade”

70cl, 43%

This is part of a release of 600 individually numbered bottles of amazing 40 year old Glenfarclas. Each bottle has a lovely label featuring artwork celebrating Scottish literature. There are 30 label…  More info

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Defending the stockade”

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

70cl, 46.50%

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
$7710.24

Glenfarclas 1952 Family Cask

70cl, 56.50%

This Family Cask single cask from Glenfarclas was distilled in 1952. The oldest in the collection, matured in a plain hogshead.  More info

Glenfarclas 1952 Family Cask

Glenfarclas 1975 Family Cask Release IX

70cl, 54.70%

Bottled in 2012, this is the ninth release of Glenfarclas' staggering 1975 Family Cask. This cask-strength, single cask Speyside malt was aged in a refill butt before bottling. There's a big sherry…  More info

Glenfarclas 1975 Family Cask Release IX
$458.04

Glenfarclas 1952 Family Cask Release III

70cl, 47.30%

The third release of Glenfarclas' 1952 Family Cask. George S Grant comments on how fresh this whisky has remained, despite having spent 55 years in a single hogshead! A delicious whisky offering up…  More info

Glenfarclas 1952 Family Cask Release III

Glenfarclas 26 Year Old 1974 Single Cask

70cl, 53.30%

Part of a rare release from Glenfarclas. Just 2,732 bottles were released, distilled on 7th November 1974 and bottled 26th July 2000.  More info

Glenfarclas 26 Year Old 1974 Single Cask
$219.01

Glenfarclas 19 Year Old 1972

70cl, 43%

A rare Glenfarclas single malt. Part of a rare release of just 741 bottles, distilled in 1972 and bottled on 5th June 2001.  More info

Glenfarclas 19 Year Old 1972
$354.87

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old (Very Old Bottle)

75cl, 46%

One of the rarest whiskies in our collection, Glenfarclas haven't been bottling the 15 year old in a rectangular bottle for decades!  More info

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old (Very Old Bottle)

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old (Old Bottle)

70cl, 46%

An old edition of the classic sherried Speyside malt, Glenfarclas 15. We love this stuff.  More info

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old (Old Bottle)

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Pieces of Eight”

70cl, 43%

An incredible 40 year old from Glenfarclas. There are just 600 bottles in the Scottish art range, all are individually numbered, and there are thirty label variations. The beautiful labels celebrate…  More info

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - Scottish Classic “Pieces of Eight”
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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 1981 Family Cask

70cl, 52.40%

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1981 was a refill sherry hogshead. The whisky is smoky and honeyed.  More info

Glenfarclas 1981 Family Cask
$260.81

Glenfarclas 22 Year Old - The Spirit of the Millennium

70cl, 32%

A 22 year old Glenfarclas bottled as "The Spirit of the Millennium" in 2000 (the last year of the millennium, not the first year of the new millennium!!).  More info

Glenfarclas 22 Year Old - The Spirit of the Millennium
$170.54

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old 105

70cl, 60%

A great, well-sherried cask strength release. This was bottled in owner of chairman John L S Grant's father, George S Grant who bottled a cask of Glenfarclas at Christmas time to give as a gift to…  More info

Glenfarclas 40 Year Old 105

Glenfarclas 1967 Family Cask Release II

70cl, 58.70%

A single sherry hogshead matured Glenfarclas, distilled in 1967 as part of the Family Cask collection. This is a honey and toffee rich dram. Delicious. This is the second release.  More info

Glenfarclas 1967 Family Cask Release II

Glenfarclas 1982 Family Cask

70cl, 58.30%

This Family Cask was a refill sherry hogshead (cask 2213), distilled in 1982. This whisky is a spicy, rich Glenfarclas, bottled on the 20th November 2006 as part of an outturn of 258 bottles.  More info

Glenfarclas 1982 Family Cask

Glenfarclas 1971 Family Cask

70cl, 57.10%

This 1971 vintage Family Cask was matured in single cask 140, a sherry butt. An elegant, stone fruit laden Glenfarclas. This was bottled on the 28th February 2007 as part of a release of 459 bottles.  More info

Glenfarclas 1971 Family Cask

Glenfarclas Heritage Cask Strength

70cl, 60%

A youthful, cask strength whisky from Glenfarclas, this is a perfectly balanced whisky, with oodles of fruit, sherry and custard flavour. Very rare too, as it has been discontinued.  More info

Glenfarclas Heritage Cask Strength
$187.32

Glenfarclas 1962 Family Cask

70cl, 54.80%

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
$552.81

Glenfarclas 1961 Family Cask Release III

70cl, 52.20%

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

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