Glenfarclas is one of the few family run distilleries remaining in Scotland, and it is fiercely committed to principles of tradition and innovation in the field of Scottish malt whisky. Located at the foot of Ben Rinnes, the distillery was originally licensed in 1836 by Robert Hay, but in 1865 John Grant purchased the distillery for a fee of £511 and it has been owned and managed by 6 different generations of the Grant family since.
Glenfarclas is a family-owned distillery at heart, with a devotion to traditional distillation methods and to sherry cask maturation. Pure spring water, malted barely and yeast is all that goes into their expressions, which range in age from 10 to 40 years. The distil the liquid twice in their traditional direct fired stills, and maintain a tight-knit team that take pride in their artisan methods handed down over centuries.
Glenfarclas means 'Valley of the Green Grassland' in Gaelic.
John Grant personally travels to the same family-run Bodega in Spain to select only the finest Oloroso sherry casks.
A rival distiller once wrote to the Grant family in May, 1912: "of all the whiskies, malt is king, of all the kings, Glenfarclas reigns supreme."
The Grant family have run Glenfarclas distillery for almost 160 years, after John Grant purchased the premises, along with Recherlich farm, in 1865. Since farming was his priority, he let the distillery to John Smith who later established Cragganmore distillery. The license for the distillery was passed down to his children after Grant’s death, and it’s now in its fifth generation.
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