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.
This is an incredibly well rounded whisky that leaves you refreshed and contented. It is a whisky that always deserves a second glass!
The Glenfarclas 21 Year Old has an intense, dark amber gold colour. This whisky is full of aromas - sherried fruit, tropical fruit, nutmeg and almonds abound with slight citrus notes at the end. The palate has a full bodied, rich and rounded flavour that develops slowly to reveal fruity and spicy nuances. This is a long lasting, smooth whisky that feels like melting chocolate at the back of your throat.