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.
Glenfarclas 25 Year Old is a great after dinner whisky - it is so rich and full that it is almost a dessert in its own right. It also has a finish that seems to last forever.
It is amber in colour with dark gold highlight when viewed fom your favourite whisky glass. The aromas are complex but refined with tempting scents of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. There are also some oaky tannins in evidence. The flavours are full bodied and robust. Both the sherry and oaky start vying for your attention but neither overpowers the other in this wonderfully rich but balanced whisky. In conclusion this is an intense, long lasting dry and malty single malt. There is a beautiful dark chocolate flavour at the back of the palate to complete the 25 Year Old.