Glenfarclas 10 years old
Glenfarclas Distillery in Speyside is one of the few to have remained in private ownership since it was founded in 1836 by Robert Hay. Six generations of the Grant family have distilled whisky here.
Glenfarclas means 'the valley of the green grass'. It stands in the meadows at the foot of Ben Rinnes, and draws its soft water from the springs that flow through the granite and heather into the valley.
Our picture (below) shows the distillery workforce of 1891. It was rebuilt in 1897 and further extended and modernised in the
Glenfarclas supplies at least six whiskies, of cask ages ranging from 10 years old (profiled) through 12, 15, 21, 25 and 30 years old. Their cask-strength "105" malt whisky bears no age statement; and there is also a limited supply of a 40 year old still available. The extensive range of Glenfarclas malts allows for detailed research on the effect of barrel maturation. Further details are here.
Glenfarclas have generously supported Whisky Classified since 1998, which we greatly appreciate. Our congratulations go to George S. Grant, Chairman, and John L. S. Grant, the sixth generation of Managing Director at the distillery. We can strongly recommend a visit to Glenfarclas, when in Speyside, where you can enjoy a guided tour of the working distillery, generous hospitality in their stunning Ships Room and a range of whisky goods and souvenirs which can be purchased in the visitor shop, which are open throughout the year.