Glenfarclas, from the Gaelic ‘Glen of the Green Grassland’, nestles at the foot of Ben Rinnes. Since 1865 Glenfarclas has been owned and managed by just one family, the Grants of Glenfarclas. On the 8th of June 1865 John Grant acquired the tenancy for the Rechlerich Farm and as part of the transaction purchased the Glenfarclas Distillery for £511.19S.0d. To this day Glenfarclas is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to remain family owned and managed. Now in the hands of the fifth and sixth generation of the family, the Grants remain committed to the vision of creating the best quality Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, in the traditional Speyside style. A rival distiller wrote to the Grant family in May, 1912: “of all the whiskies, malt is king, of all the kings, Glenfarclas reigns supreme”, a compliment the family still hold dear and close to their hearts.
A great whisky holding all the flavours of Glenfarclas in one glass. Don't be afraid of the strength and pour yourself a 210 if you dare! The smoothness makes the 105 drinkable at cask strength, but we suggest adding a little water, to fully explore its great depth.
Glenfarclas 105 has a deep peaty-gold colour. The aromas are complex with oaky apples and pears as well as a tempting dark toffee sweetness. It is dry and assertive on the palate. The flavours develop quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit. The finish is amazingly smooth, considering the strength of the Glenfarclas 105 and has a wonderfully warming character with lingering spiciness, yet is very rounded.