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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 1974 Family Cask

70cl, 60.8%

A golden coloured whisky, this Family Cask was distilled in 1974 and matured in cask number 5786, a sherry butt.  More info

Glenfarclas 1974 Family Cask
$312.95

Glenfarclas 1976 Family Cask

70cl, 49.4%

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

Glenfarclas 1976 Family Cask
$320.30

Glenfarclas 1987 (cask 1477) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 51.1%

This is a 1987 vintage single malt, released by Glenfarclas for their Spring 2015 release of the Family Cask range. It was distilled in 1987 and set aside to mature in refill butt #1477 until…  More info

Glenfarclas 1987 (cask 1477) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$323.54

Glenfarclas 31 Year Old Port Cask

70cl, 42.8%

Although Glenfarclas primarily use first and second fill sherry casks, occasionally we get to see the results of their glorious spirit being laid down in other types of cask too. Last year saw the…  More info

Glenfarclas 31 Year Old Port Cask
$328.18

Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 3180) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 46.2%

A 1980 vintage Glenfarclas single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Family Cask Summer 2014 release. The whisky was filled into plain hogshead #3180 and happily matured until March 2014, when it…  More info

Glenfarclas 1980 (cask 3180) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$328.84

Glenfarclas 1979 Family Cask Autumn 2013

70cl, 42.7%

A 1979 vintage Glefarclas single malt Scotch whisky, taken from a single plain butt and bottled in July 2013 for the Autumn 2013 release of their Family Cask range. A surprising example of…  More info

Glenfarclas 1979 Family Cask Autumn 2013
$328.84

Glenfarclas 1969 Family Cask

70cl, 56.2%

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

Glenfarclas 1969 Family Cask

Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Quarter Casks

70cl, 42.4%

A special bottling taken from ten of the last remaining quarter casks at Glenfarclas. Incredibly, the youngest of these whiskies is 25 years old, with the entire maturation having taken place in the…  More info

Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Quarter Casks
$338.77

Glenfarclas 1979 Family Cask Release X (cask 8791)

70cl, 52.2%

The Glenfarclas 1979 Family Cask reaches double digits! The 10th release comes from cask 8791, a plain hogshead, and was bottled in 2012. A limited release of 210 bottles of brilliant single malt…  More info

Glenfarclas 1979 Family Cask Release X (cask 8791)
$340.23

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
$341.52

Glenfarclas 1967 Family Cask

70cl, 65.1%

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 1965 Family Cask

70cl, 60%

Distilled in 1965 and matured in a sherry butt before release in 2010 as part of the Glenfarclas Family Cask collection. This is a heathery, sweet and toffee like whisky.  More info

Glenfarclas 1965 Family Cask
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Glenfarclas Chairman's Reserve 175th Anniversary

70cl, 46%

A beautiful, sherried Speyside malt, Glenfarclas launched this to mark their 175th Anniversary. It was made by blending together four lovely sherry casks with a combined age of 175 years! There are…  More info

Glenfarclas Chairman's Reserve 175th Anniversary
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$353.74

Glenfarclas 1971 Family Cask

70cl, 57.1%

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 1978 (cask 4004) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release

70cl, 41.3%

From the Summer 2014 release of Glenfarclas Family Cask bottlings comes this 1978 vintage single malt Scotch whisky. It was matured in a plain hogshead from 1978 until March 2014, when it was bottled…  More info

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 4004) Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
$358.23

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
$359.61

Glenfarclas 1968 Family Cask

70cl, 65.1%

A very potent Family Cask bottling from Glenfarclas! This was distilled in 1968 and matured in a sherry butt before release in 2007.  More info

Glenfarclas 1968 Family Cask
$362.30

Glenfarclas 1978 Family Cask Release VII

70cl, 46.3%

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
$365.51

Glenfarclas 1981 Family Cask Release V

70cl, 50.9%

The fifth release of Glenfarclas 1981, this whisky was aged in a single plain hogshead (cask 58), and it was bottled at natural cask strength in 2010. It marks a change from many of the family casks…  More info

Glenfarclas 1981 Family Cask Release V
$371.21

Glenfarclas 1970 Family Cask

70cl, 53.6%

This Family Cask bottling was distilled in 1970 and matured in single cask number 566, a sherry butt. A powerful, darkly fruity Glenfarclas which was bottled on the 28th February 2007 as part of a…  More info

Glenfarclas 1970 Family Cask
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$372.30

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 746) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release

70cl, 46.2%

From the Spring 2015 release of the Glenfarclas Family Cask series comes a 1978 vintage single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a 4th fill hogshead. It was bottled in December 2014 at 46.2% ABV, with a…  More info

Glenfarclas 1978 (cask 746) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release
$372.36

Glenfarclas 1979 (cask 8802) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release

70cl, 46.4%

A single cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenfarclas distillery, distilled in 1979, matured in a plain hogshead (#8802) and bottled in July 2014 as part of their long-running…  More info

Glenfarclas 1979 (cask 8802) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release
$372.55

Glenfarclas 1972 Family Cask

70cl, 51.1%

This Family Cask was a sherry butt, the whisky was distilled in 1972 and the result is a beautifully balanced Glenfarclas with anise and toffee apple notes. This was aged in cask number 3546, which…  More info

Glenfarclas 1972 Family Cask
$380.16

Glenfarclas 1982 Family Cask Release VIII

70cl, 54.9%

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
$384.36

Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6031) Family Cask Autumn 2013

70cl, 47.1%

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
$388.56

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