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 Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, in the traditional Speyside style.
Glenfarclas is renowned for producing Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky in the traditional Speyside style, with a heavy Sherry influence.
Glenfarclas Reserve 12 Years
An excellent introduction to the distillery style. Glenfarclas means Glen of the Green Grassland, and the freshness on the nose reminds me of grassland in spring. So, for me, this is the ‘farclas’ aroma. In 2006 this was named the ‘Best Sherried Whisky’ in the Single Malt World Cup. More recently Glenfarclas 12 Years Old won Gold at the 2007 Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival.
|Region Produced in||Ballindalloch|
|Cask||Spanish ex-Jerez casks|
|Tasting Notes||Colour: Vibrant amber-gold.
Nose: Fresh and beautifully light, sherried fruit combined with a tempting spicy sweetness and a hint of sappy oak.
Flavour: Full bodied, delightful sherried fruit, with oak, a hint of peat and delicious sweet sensations.
Finish: Long and flavoursome, with a lingering spiceness.
|Awards||Best Sherried Whisky in the Single Malt World Cup 2006|
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival in 2007 - Gold Medal
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival in 2008 - Gold Medal
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009 - Double Gold Medal
IWSC 2010 - Best in Class
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Country Produced in||Scotland|
|70 CL Proportion EUR||24,15|