Glenfarclas Distillery (J&G Grant)


More about Glenfarclas Distillery (J&G Grant)

Status Operational
Established: 1836
Owner: Family owned
Capacity: Not supplied
Visitor Policy: Visitors welcome throughout the year
Tel: +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.


AB37 9BD
United Kingdom

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.