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
+44 (0)1807 500 257
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.
Launched in April 2010, Glen Garioch 12 Years Old is made using malts predominantly aged in American oak ex-bourbon barrels with a small percentage (approx. 20%) also aged in Spanish oak sherry-seasoned butts. Bottled without chill-filtration at high strength.
Like other Glengoyne malts, this 10-year-old entry level bottling is distilled from unpeated barley using what is claimed to be “the slowest distillation in Scotland”. Bottled at natural colour without the addition of caramel colouring.
Trinitas, so named because only three bottles were produced, is a 64 year old Dalmore released in October 2010. Each bottle sold for over £100,000, making Trinitas the first whisky to break the six figure price barrier.