A Glenfarclas Family Cask release, bottled to celebrate Nickolls & Perks' 215th Trading Anniversary. The whisky was distilled in 2003, left to mature in single sherry cask #1448 before being bottled at natural cask strength in August 2012. The bottle is accompanied with a personal tasting note by family owner of the distillery George Grant. Only 333 bottles were released.
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!
The lovely dark colour of well used direct fired copper stills. Soft initial nose giving way to sweet aroma of being at a fairground, candy floss, puff candy and toffee apples. Big rich sherry taste, more so on the taste than you are sensing on the nose. A big whisky really coats your entire mouth, warmth with no agression. Christmas cloves present and some light milk chocolate. Long rich finish, lots of power. A delightful dram that has one drawback - you always want another one.
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