About the Distillery
The name Glenfarclas is a Gaelic saying meaning ‘glen of the green grasslands’ and the distillery was founded in 1836. This whisky became very popular in the USA when prohibition was repealed and has grown to be a world known name in the whisky industry. The distillery’s water is obtained from the slopes of Ben Rinnes a water source which runs through granite and heather before reaching Glenfarclas and this helps them to produce about 3,000,000 litres of spirit annually.
This distillery boasts the largest still in Speyside (six of them) and is currently owned by the Grant Family and independent company producing this single malt since 1860.
Even though this whisky distillery is situated in the heart of Speyside it is a Highland Single Malt and matures its whisky from 8 years to 40 years and sometimes beyond on the rare occasion. Glenfarclas can be a collectors item.
You can expect chocolate, deliciously malty, most often sherried and has a very impressive complexity.