The precious new spirit from the Glenfarclas distillery is collected, with its aroma of pears and cherry blossoms, to be filled into the finest Spanish sherry casks to be matured into the unforgettable taste of Glenfarclas. The casks, from Seville in Spain have previously held Oloroso and Fino Sherry, and just like his ancestors, John Grant, the present Chairman, selects the casks himself. This is all part of the rigorous quality control program, ensuring each batch of Glenfarclas is as special as the last.
The roar of the direct fired stills, the gleam of the sunbeams reflecting on the polished copper, and the sheer size of the largest pot stills on Speyside, is breathtaking. Distilling twice, the six traditional direct-fired pot stills, three wash stills for the first distillation and three spirit stills for the second, work their magic. It is with a trained eye, a skill passed on by generations, that the still man makes the middle cut at precisely the right moment to collect the glorious new spirit worthy of the Glenfarclas title.
Amber with dark gold highlights, full ripe and sweet, finely peated with aromas of orange marmalade, honey, coffee, sherry and nuttiness. The finish fresh with a long lasting smoky maltiness. Alcohol 43%