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. This commitment is reflected in the reputation the distillery holds in the whisky community, being very highly regarded by whisky connoisseurs. 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 produces almost exclusively for single malt whisky and, with a production capacity of 3 million litres, there is a huge range available. Their core range includes just about every age imaginable, ranging from 10 year old all the way to 40 year old expressions as well as an acclaimed 105 Cask Strength bottle. The distillery has an impressive 30 warehouses on site to store all of their casks while they age for the appropriate time.
Since 2006, Glenfarclas distillery has also bottled a ‘best single cask’ every year and retrospectively released a bottle for every year dating back to the early 50’s. This has created an incredible line-up of consecutive vintage casks from 1952 until the present day, offering the kind of choice which can be matched by very few distilleries. This kind of innovation has long been a notable characteristic of the distillery; in 1973, the site became one of the first whisky distilleries to open a visitor’s centre.