Natural cork stopper
This 2013 Speciality Drinks bottling of a single cask Glenfarclas distilled in 1953 and aged in a first-fill sherry butt for 60 years celebrates the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Just 60 specially commissioned crystal decanters were produced and filled at natural strength without filtration
Clear, mid to deep golden amber.
Christmas cake, stewed fruit, raisins and sultanas with crushed mint leaves with almond, sandalwood, thyme spice and marzipan. Faint sulphur.
Rich honeyed sherry balanced by oaky tannins, coal tar, mocha coffee and Christmasy spice. Fabulously fruity for a malt of this age with orange zest, berries and tropical fruit.
Earthy tar, toasty oak and lingering mince pie spice. A most Christmasy of malts.
Glenfarclas Distillery (J&G Grant)
Visitors welcome throughout the year
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Pronounced ‘Glen-Far-Clas’, this is one of the few remaining truly family owned and run distilleries in Scotland. The distillery was first licensed in 1836 by tenant farmer Robert Hay, although evidence suggests that distilling took place on the farm some years earlier.
Unusually Glenfarclas continues to use direct fired stills, although in 1980 there was a brief experiment with indirect firing in one spirit still using coils from Miltionduff distillery. Thankfully, the Grants decided the spirit this produced was not to their liking and the offending coils were removed just three weeks later. Glenfarclas uses a high proportion of sherry casks and maturation is in damp, low-lying traditional dunder warehouses.
Released in September 2015, this vintage bottling is the second peated whisky from Pulteney Distillery. This whisky’s peaty, smoky character comes from maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels previously used to age heavily peated malt.
From the closed distillery on the Sutherland coast, released in 2015, this 37 year old Brora is the oldest bottling released as part of Diageo’s Special Releases to date. Drawn from 17 refill American oak casks filled on three separate dates.
Following the success of the Clynelish Select Reserve release in 2014, Dr Jim Beveridge (Johnnie Walker’s Master Blender) was asked to blend this release using individually selected casks from some of the distillery’s oldest reserves. All the casks used were aged for at least 15 years and were...