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.
Fairly light sherry. The bouquet shows apricots, fresh plums and citrus notes, with traces of fruit eau-de-vie. Quite a lot of plain barley. Hints of vanilla and beeswax. A bit of floral honey and toffee. The palate is sweet and oily. Honey and vague fruity notes (plums and oranges). White pepper and light hints of clove. Light herbal notes with a bittersweet finish.