GlenfarclasGlenfarclas er et af de få tilbageværende skotske destillerier, der stadig er i familieeje.
Destilleriet henter vandet, som bruges i destillationen, i en lille kilde, der udspringer fra Benrinnesbjergene.
Netop kombinationen af det meget rene, bløde vand og den helt unikke form på potstill'ene bidrager til Glenfarclas unikke stil.
Jim Murray skriver i Lademanns Whiskybog om Glenfarclas: " Jeg håber, at deres navn når vidt og bredt - deres malt bør opleves af enhver, der søger flydende skønhed."
J. & G. Grant Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1836 Active (vc) 3 000 000 litres
Address: Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9BD
01807 500257 www.glenfarclas.co.uk
1836 – Robert Hay founds the distillery on the original site since 1797.
1865 – Robert Hay passes away and John Grant and his son George buy the distillery for £511.19s on 8th June. They lease it to John Smith at The Glenlivet Distillery.
1870 – John Smith resigns in order to start Cragganmore and J. & G. Grant Ltd takes over.
1889 – John Grant dies and George Grant takes over.
1890 – George Grant dies and his widow Barbara takes over the license while sons John and George control operations.
1895 – John and George Grant take over and form The Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd with the infamous Pattison, Elder & Co.
1898 – Pattison becomes bankrupt. Glenfarclas encounters financial problems after a major overhaul of the distillery but survives by mortgaging and selling stored whisky to R. I. Cameron, a whisky broker from Elgin.
1914 – John Grant leaves due to ill health and George continues alone.
1948 – The Grant family celebrates the distillery’s 100th anniversary, a century of active licensing. It is 9 years late, as the actual anniversary coincided with WW2.
1949 – George Grant senior dies and sons George Scott and John Peter inherit the distillery.
1960 – Stills are increased from two to four.
1968 – Glenfarclas is first to launch a cask-strength single malt. It is later named Glenfarclas 105.
1972 – Floor maltings is abandoned and malt is purchased centrally.
1973 – A visitor centre is opened.
1976 – Enlargement from four stills to six.
2001 – Glenfarclas launches its first Flower of Scotland gift tin which becomes a great success and increases sales by 30%.
2002 – George S Grant dies and is succeeded as company chairman by his son John L S Grant
2003 – Two new gift tins are released (10 years old and 105 cask strength).
2005 – A 50 year old is released to commemorate the bi-centenary of John Grant´s birth.
2006 – Ten new vintages are released.
2007 – Family Casks, a series of single cask bottlings from 43 consecutive years, is released.
2008 – New releases in the Family Cask range. Glenfarclas 105 40 years old is released.
2009 – A third release in the Family Casks series.
2010 – A 40 year old and new vintages from Family Casks are released.
2011 – Chairman´s Reserve and 175th Anniversary are released.