Glenfarclas is one of the few remaining independantly owned distilleries in Scotland. It was established in 1836 and is located in the Speyside region in Ballindalloch, Scotland. Glenfarclas can be translated as “the valley of the green grass”. It was bought by John Grant in 1865 and to this day is owned by his descendants. The distillery has 6 copper pot stills, which are the largest in Speyside, and it is one of the few distilleries that mature its whisky on site in traditional dunnage warehouses.
Glenfarclas 17yr was initially launched for the travel retail market, but thankfully the rest of us can edasily get our hands on the bottle of this goodness. It is a superb malt, showing loads of depth and character, greatly balanced as usual, everything you come to expect from a bottle of wonderfuly sherried single malt from Glenfarclas. Bottled at 43% alc/vol.
NOSE: Complex, toffee, citrus, dates, hint of smoke.
PALATE: Rich, creamy, sherry, nutmeg, dark fruit, cinnamon.
FINISH: Long, spice, oak and a touch of peat somewhere far in the background.