Glenfarclas distillery was officially founded in 1836 but there is evidence that they were operating sometime before 1791, before granted a licence in 1836. The Grant family owns and runs the distillery.
Glenfarclas is located in Ballindalloch, Scotland.
They have 6 stills and a production capacity of around 3,5 million liters, which is claimed to be the largest on Speyside. Usually 4 stills are used for production and 2 kept in reserve.
In 2006, The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust found three cases of Chas Mackinlay & Co’s whisky in the ice under Ernest Shackleton’s hut. Shackleton made an expedition to Antarctic in 1907-1909. The expedition didn’t go well, forcing Shackleton to abandon their hut and leave stuff behind – including the whisky […]
Tasting notes Glenfarclas was the first distillery to release a cask strength single malt whisky in 1968. That CS bottling has since been renamed to 105, which is the British alcohol proof equivalent for 60% ABV (alcohol by volume). Nowadays 60% ABV is referred as 120 proof. That is simply […]
Truly ROCKY when it comes to sherry whiskys Glenfarclas 12 year old single malt whisky became one of those sherry whiskies, that fits into my palate nicely. Big sherry influence is usually not “my cup of tea”. Of course there’s lots of factors in the whisky making process, that affect. […]