Glenfarclas was purchased by a John Grant in 1865 as an adjunct to a farm (Glenfarclas means glen of the green grassland) and continues in family ownership under the direction of John L. S. Grant (Chairman and 5th generation) and his son George (Director of Sales and 6th generation).
The spring water which ensured the plentiful green grass proved to be one of the essential components contributing to the distinct flavour of Glenfarclas highland Single Malt Whisky. Crystal clear, it bubbles up from the underlying granite on the slopes of the Speyside mountain, Ben Rinnes, to supply the distillery below. This water combines with the finest malted barley to provide a mash which is then twice distilled in traditional, direct fired, copper pot stills, the largest in Speyside.
The new made spirit is predominantly matured in oloroso sherry casks over many years, producing the lustrous colour and flavour for which Glenfarclas has become noted.
Nose: Intense, with aromas of sherried fruit, tropical fruit, nutmeg and almonds with slight citrus notes at the end, all held together with a vanilla sweet smokiness.
Flavour: Full bodied rich and rounded develops slowly into fruity, smoky and spicy flavours.
Finish: Long-lasting, smooth and smoky with a chocolate feel at the back of the throat.
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