A single cask Glenfarclas 1987 (#3826) matured in a second-fill sherry cask and bottled for the third edition of the Family Cask range in 2008. Glenfarclas’ vaults are home to many old vintage casks from the distillery, charting its history from 1952 to the present day without interruption. In 2006,…More info
A single cask Glenfarclas 1987 (#3826) matured in a second-fill sherry cask and bottled for the third edition of the Family Cask range in 2008. Glenfarclas’ vaults are home to many old vintage casks from the distillery, charting its history from 1952 to the present day without interruption. In 2006, it launched the Family Cask range, a selection of the finest casks from this stock bottled one by one at cask strength. A limited edition of 633 bottles.
Scotland, Speyside. Distillery operational. Owner: J&G Grant International. Independent & family-owned
Perhaps due to its status as an independent, family-owned distillery, Glenfarclas is a textbook case when it comes to tracing 70 years of Scotch whisky abroad. In addition to the intrinsic quality of its malt, heavily influenced by sherry cask maturation (until the late 1990s), it is also one of the most interesting brands to collect.In a time when most malt distilleries were producing in the shadow of blending companies (1950), the owners of Glenfarclas crossed sea and ocean to the United States, South Africa and Australia in order to sell their single malt. In the following decade, The Glenfarclas literally flooded the Italian market, which had something of a taste for very young malts (The Glenfarclas 5 Year Old 1971).Paying close attention to its customers' needs, the distillery released numerous bottles and labels, creating a varied range of young and aged versions, sometimes vintages, single casks, small batches and cask strengths, all whilst maintaining its authentic character. This led to a large number of limited editions bearing the name of the bar, restaurant or importer and sometimes even the name of the private client for whom the bottling had been produced.
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