Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Speyside
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: J. & G. Grant
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: Glenfarclas
  • Age Statement: NAS
  • Chill Filtered: Unknown
  • Alcohol % ABV: 46
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Average Price £: 120
  • Colour Description: Gold
  • Colour Status: Natural
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100%
  • Whisky Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Value Score : 79 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: Tube
  • Bottled / Released Date: 2021
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Special Release
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Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary Single Malt Whisky

No mention of this whisky in the Whisky section of the Glenfarclas website. However, there is (was) a news entry, extracted as follows:

"One of the most common questions whisky fans ask is “How long has Glenfarclas been around for?”

The answer is – we genuinely don’t know. We have a painting showing whisky production from 1791, but there is no evidence of a licensed distillery here at that time – and it’s clear from the painting that they had already been producing uisge beatha for some time.
That being said, you can’t really celebrate an inexact date, so we choose instead to mark the first official licence that the distillery was awarded, and this happened in May 1836. Although some would argue we shouldn’t be celebrating when our whisky was first taxed!

To mark the occasion, Callum Fraser (Distillery Manager) and Douglas Belford (Managing Director) were given the enviable task of going out in to the warehouses to hunt for casks from across the decades that they felt best represented our 185 year history. This was a long process, but after almost 2 years of adding a few casks at a time, they are more than delighted with the final result. This well layered dram with a phenomenal finish showcases the true Glenfarclas character. It was bottled at 46% and will be available soon from specialist whisky shops via our network of international distributors."

From The Whisky Exchange

A limited-edition Glenfarclas single malt, released in celebration of the distillery's 185th anniversary. Rich and sherried, this whisky offers notes of dried fruit, Christmas cake, baking spices and toffee throughout the palate.

From Master of Malt

How does a legendary family-run Scotch whisky distillery celebrate its 185th anniversary? With a spectacular whisky, of course. The distillery is Glenfarclas, and the whisky is this one right here – a marvellous single malt showcasing the characteristic sherried richness of Glenfarclas! Oodles of dried fruit, Christmas cake, and chocolatey deliciousness to enjoy here.

Nose: Damson jam, toasted teacake with butter, festive spices, and a hint of waxy orange.

Palate: Christmas cake, mint chocolate, stewed berries, strong coffee, prune.

Finish: Lingering spiced fruit compote, blackcurrant jelly, and mahogany.

A limited-edition Glenfarclas single malt, released in celebration of the distillery's 185th anniversary. Rich and sherried, this whisky offers notes of dried fruit, Christmas cake, baking spices and toffee throughout the palate.

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