A great after-dinner whisky so rich and full that it is a dessert in itself, with a finish that goes on forever.
Glenfarclas is one of the most renowned Distilleries on Speyside in Scotland. It is also one of Scotland's only family run distilleries. The distillery is Banffshire, a mile or two from the River Spey. The single malt whiskies they own are matured dominantly in sherry butts, aged in the Impressively large onsite warehousing. They have 28 warehouses holding 52,000 precious casks. The woods used for the maturation of their whiskies are never exotic such as port and numerous wine finishes. Retaining their integrity. The distillery uses water from pure springs on the Ben Rinnes mountains.
There is some evidence that there was a distillery on the site over a century prior to Robert Hay founding it in 1836. After Robert’s death in 1865, John and George Grant acquired the distillery, leasing it to the Glenlivet’s John Smith. However John chose to greaten the Cragganmore distillery which was also newly founded at that time. In 1870 Messrs Grant started to run Glenfarclas.
After the distillery strengthened some more in 1960 Glenfarclas built two more stills. Shortly after in 1972, rise in the demand left the onsite floor maltings in a struggle. The distillery however adapted and now has a extensive range which is rather popular in today's market. Another important range from Glenfarclas not to forget is the Family Casks, released in 2007. Bottling a huge range of vintages from 1952 onwards. The distillery also operates a visitor centre, you should go and visit!
Colour: Amber with dark gold highlights.
Nose: Complex, yet refined, delicately peated, with fresh tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. Some oaky tannins.
Flavour: Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither is overpowering. A powerful nutty smokiness.
Finish: Intense, long lasting, dry smoky and malty. A beautiful dark Belgium chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the flavour of the 25 Years Old.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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