Meaning "Glen of the green grassland" in Gaelic, Glenfarclas' single malts all have a distinctive freshness reminiscent of the clear air of a new season intertwined with rich sherry and a touch of peat. Having aged for 25 years in a combination of ex-sherry butts and ex-bourbon barrels, this single malt has developed aromas of marmalade, freshly ground coffee and robust oak. Full-bodied sherry, dry fruit and a touch of smoke engulf the palate and turns to rich, dark Belgian chocolate on the endlessly long finish. It's no wonder that this once unknown gem has recently been discovered stateside.
Originally licensed to distill in 1836, Glenfarclas was purchased by John Grant on June 8, 1865. The distillery sits upon the Rechlerich farm at the base of the Ben Rinnes Mountain in the heart of Speyside. To this day Glenfarclas is one of only a small handful of distilleries in Scotland to remain family-owned and managed. Now in the hands of the fifth and sixth generation of the family, John L. S. Grant and his son George S. Grant, remain committed to the vision of creating the best quality single malt Scotch whisky, in the traditional Speyside style. Meaning "Glen of the green grassland" in Gaelic, Glenfarclas' single malts all have a distinctive freshness reminiscent of spring time in Speyside intertwined with rich sherry and a touch of peat.