Glenfarclas translates from Gaelic to “Valley of the green grass”. The distillery was founded in 1836 and since 1865 has been owned by the Grant family.
Currently it is equipped with three pairs of stills and produces 3.4 million liters of spirit per annum. Glenfarclas made its name for very strict wood policy and sherry matured single malt. The owners proudly claim not aging their spirit in first fill bourbon barrels. The 12 years old expression has been around for years, it shows slightly stronger wood influence than its 10 years old sibling.
Nose: fresh and spicy with strong sherry influence, mixed nuts, bitter orange marmalade, prunes, cinnamon, oak and just a whiff of smoke.
Palate: big and complex with clear sherry qualities, prunes, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, oak and traces of peat.
Finish: long, oaky and spicy with delicate fruity notes and distant smokiness.