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.
They bottle Glenfarclas 15 Year Old at 46%abv as George Grant's grandfather always preferred it to be bottled at this strength.
This whisky has a rich golden amber colour. The nose is complex with sherried light butterscotch aromas to the fore which are complimented by a hint of dried fruit. The palate is full bodied with a superb balance of sherried sweetness and malty tones. The Glenfarclas 15 Year Old is long-lasting, gloriously sherried, sweet and distinguished.