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.
Amber to gold. The nose has a perfume of fresh fruit, with hints of vanilla. This is a mellow, enticing whisky. Enjoy it among friends and I ’m sure that once you take the cork off, you will find it difficult to put it back on. Vanilla follows through on the taste, along with some hints of kiwi fruit. It’s a well-balanced whisky with all the flavours working in unison. And, of course, there’s that pleasurable opulent finish. Not to be rushed.