Still in family hands since it was founded, the Glenfarclas Distillery is one of Speyside’s independent whisky producers. The Grant family have been running Glenfarclas since 1860, producing an individual Speyside malt that many whisky enthusiasts number as one of their favourites. The water source is melt water from the slopes of Ben Rinnes which runs through granite and heather before reaching Glenfarclas (meaning ‘the valley of green grass’). With a long history of bottlings stretching back to the early 20th Century, both proprietary and independent, Glenfarclas is keenly collected. Creating a great malt whisky is a time-honoured process. Here in the heart of Speyside, Glenfarclas has cherished the skills and traditions of fine malt whisky making for over 165 years, handing them down through six generations.
A light golden sheen. The bouquet is fruity with some strong citrus scents emanating from the centre of the glass. After a while, a slight leathery aroma emerges. It is a very sweet whisky. The texture is almost like a good butter shortbread – and it really does melt in your mouth. It has an ample finish which produces a delightful coating on your tongue and throat.