Ahh Glenfarclas! Quite the revered speyside whisky and one of the last family owned distilleries. If you have ever heard of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, this is where it all started for them. The very first SMWS cask was a Glenfarclas. The distilleries reputation has recently been built upon their popular Glenfarclas 105 expression and their exceedingly old releases in the core range and in the Family Cask range. Unlike other distilleries which were managed by corporations, Glenfarclas has had the wise guidance of their owners, the Grant family, who were smart enough to keep producing whisky during the whisky recession. As a result have healthier stocks of aged whisky than most of their competitors. Hence the very old core expressions.
The 12 year old is a sherried style whisky and priced well considering all the rising prices in the whisky industry lately. Also nice to see that Glenfarclas is not moving toward the NAS trend like some other distilleries.
Distillery: Glenfarclas Distillery
Age: 12 Years Old