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ALL MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
J. & G. Grant, Glenfarclas Distillery,
Ballindalloch

GLENFARCLAS   30 years old 40 %             
OAK BRANDY CASK MATURED
LAST BOTTLE AND EMPTY
Scotch Whisky Single
Speyside Malt 1963
Distilled 6-6-63
Cask No. 3241
Bottled 19-5-93
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENFARCLAS  26 years old 40 %            
OAK PORT CASK MATURED
Scotch Whisky Single
Speyside Malt 1967
Distilled 22-12-67
Cask No. 8921, 8922
Bottled 9-3-93
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENFARCLAS   23 years old 40 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND EMPTY
          
OAK BRANDY CASK MATURED
Scotch Whisky Single
Speyside Malt 1970
Distilled 7-12-70
Cask No. 7293
Bottled 19-5-93
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

GLENFARCLAS  8 years  old 40 %            
J. & G. Grant Glenfarclas Distillery,
Speyside

GLENFARCLAS  10 years  old 40 %           
J. & G. Grant Glenfarclas Distillery,
Speyside

GLENFARCLAS   12 years old 43 %            
J. & G. Grant Glenfarclas Distillery,
Speyside

GLENFARCLAS   15 years old 46 %           
J. & G. Grant Glenfarclas Distillery,
Speyside

GLENFARCLAS   10 years old 60 %                              
105o CASK STRENGHT
This is Glenfarclas Malt Whisky
as it was enjoyed by my forbears
in the 19th century at natural cask strenght
(60 % volume/105 proof)
J. & G. Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS   17  years  old 43 %               
J. & G. Grant Glenfarclas Distillery,
Speyside

GLENFARCLAS  22  years  old 43 %                
SPIRIT OF THE MILLENNIUM
Genummerde flessen
2000 bottles
J. & G. Grant Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS  geen leeftijd vermelding 47 %          
SINGLE PORT CASK
VINTAGE 1979
Cask Strenght
The Spirit of Independence J. & G. Grant.  
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS  geen leeftijd vermelding  56,7 %     
SINGLE PORT CASK
VINTAGE 1981
Cask Strenght
The Spirit of Independence J. & G. Grant.  
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS   11  years  old  59.0 %           INFO     
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled Oct 88
Date bottles Jun 00
Society Cask No. code 1.93
Outturn 594 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Orange Oil rubbed on a Wetsuit'.

GLENFARCLAS   geen leeftijd vermelding  40%           
HERITAGE
Bottled: 2000
J. & G. Grant. Glenfarclas Distillery,
Speyside

GLENFARCLAS      geen leeftijd vermelding 43%   INFO  
THE VINTAGE 1990
THE FAMILY MALT COLLECTION
Fine Vintages from
The Glenfarclas Cellars
Distilled 1990
J. & G. Grant. Glenfarclas Distillery,
Ballindalloch, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS   28 years old  53,1 %              
THE CHRISTMAS
SINGLE HIGHLAND MALT
Distilled 24.12.1971
Bottled 20.1.2000
Cask No. 5959 & 5960
Cask Strenght
543 Genummerde flessen
J. & G. Grant. Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS   geen leeftijd vermelding
43%
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
             
Distilled 1961
Nineteen Sixty One 43 %
Limited Edition
2500 bottles
J. & G. Grant. Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS  22 years  old 53,1  %    INFO           
Date distilled May 69
Date bottled Aug 91
Society Cask No. code 1.30
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

GLENFARCLAS   11 years old 56,8 %                     
SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled Sep 85
Date bottled Jan 97
Society Cask No. 1.69
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

GLENFARCLAS   38 years old  59,7 %   INFO          
SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled Jul 65
Date bottled Mar 04
Society Cask code 1.108
Outturn 157 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Stirs the emotions'.

GLENFARCLAS    30 years old  54,1  %               
VINTAGE   1964
Distilled on  18.12.64
Bottled 4.95
Matured  in sherry casks
Butt no.   4996
480 Numbered Bottles  
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co.   Ltd,   Edinburg

THE OLD MALT CASK ' ANONYMAS 'Aged 38 years 50 %
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o              
A Single Cask Bottling
Distilled 1964 December
Bottled 2003 February
342 Bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

GLENFARCLAS  10 years old 46 %     INFO    
SINGLE CASK BOTTLING
Date of Distillation Nov 1994
Cask Number 3979
Date of Bottling March 2005
Number of Bottles 402
J & G Grant, Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS        1966 42 years old  44.0 %                
THE  SPIRIT  OF  INDEPENDENCE
HIGHLAND  MALT   SCOTCH  WHISKY
SINGLE  CASK  BOTTLING
Date of Distillation: 25.05.1966
Cask No: 3349
SPECIALLY  SELECTED  BY
HAN  &  MAURICE  VAN  WEES
in Scotland on 13th February 2008
Date of Bottling: 30.06.2008
Numbered Bottles
176 Bottles
Distilled & Bottled by J & G Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

MYSTERY SPEYSIDE        INFO
Matured  for  43 years  42.9 %
1 9 6 6
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
RARE  RESERVE
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 25/05/66
Matured in a hogshead
Cask no: 3336
Bottled: 26/03/10
185 numbered bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company, N L.

MYSTERY   SPEYSIDE    1 9 6 9   INFO
48.0 %  41  years old
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY  
RARE  RESERVE
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 05/09/69
Matured in a  wine treated
Hogshead
Cask no: 3838
Bottled: 02/12/10
206 Numbered Bottles
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL
Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

GLENFARCLAS      CELEBRATION  OUR INFO
175 th ANNIVERSARY 43 %     
1 8 3 6  -  2 0 1 1
The Spirit of Independence
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
18 vaten uit 6 decennia en
uit ieder decennium 3 vaten:
1 9 5 0  -  1 9 6 0  -  1 9 7 0  -
1 9 8 0  -  1 9 9 0  -  2 0 0 0  
Distilled & Bottled by J & G Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside
                                                                                               GLENFARCLAS Aged 20  years  60 %  INFO                       CASK  STRENGHT                                                                  Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky                                                                        Distilled & Bottled by J. & G. Grant                                                                                      Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside
                                                                                   GLENFARCLAS  VINTAGE  2 0 0 2  50 %   INFO              THE  POTSTILL  RESERVE                                                                                  THE  SPIRIT  OF  INDEPENDENCE                                                                                              Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky                                                                                   POTSTILL  FESTIVAL  2 0 1 2                                                                                     10 TH  EDITION                                                                                                                                      Cask Number 2690 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead Cask Number 3698 Re - Fill Sherry Hogshead Are married together                                                      Natural Colour                                                                                                                                    Non - Chill Filtered                                                                                                          Specially Selected by                                                                         Mr. Han van Wees and Mr. George S. Grant  Reduced till 50.0 A B V as recommended by  Mr. Han van Wees                                                    Distilled & Bottled by J. & G. Grant,         Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside


GLENFARCLAS   43,3 %                
RARE  RESERVE
MYSTERY  SPEYSIDE
1 9 6 6
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Speyside Single Malt
Distilled: 25/05/66
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 3337
Bottled: 04/10/12
182 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL

                                                                    

GLENFARCLAS  50 %                             
THE  SPIRIT  OF  INDEPENDENCE
THE  POTSTILL  RESERVE
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
POTSTILL  FESTIVAL  2 0 1 3
11TH  EDITION

Two of our finest Glenfarclas Sherry Casks have been
selected  to create The 2nd Potstill Reserve Bottling

Cask Number 2014
1st Fukk Sherry Hogshead
Distilled on
29th October 2003

Cask Number 3134
Re - Fill Sherry Hogshead
Distilled on
22nd December 2003

George Grant personally selected these casks and they
were married together to bring out the ultimate balance
of aroma, flavor and finish. The combination of these
sherry casks provides the renowed style that is expected
from Glenfarclas.

Bottled at natural colour, non chill filtered and reduced
to 50.0 % ABV, which was recommended by Mr. Han
van Wees and following on from the 1st Potstill Reserve
bottling which was released in 2012 to celebrate The
10th Potstill Festival

Our Glenfarclas / Your Glenfarclas

Distilled &  Bottled by  J & G Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside


GLENFARCLAS  42,4 %       
Aged 25 years in
QUARTER  CASKS
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled & Bottled by J. & G Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside


GLENFARCLAS
1 0 5  CASK  STRENGHT   60 %         
10 years old
Distilled & Bottled by
J. & G. Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

First release in 1968 by Georg S. Grant for friends and family only.

                                                                          
GLENFARCLAS

THE  SPIRIT  OF  INDEPENDENCE

THE  LEGEND  OF  SPEYSIDE

GLENFARCLAS  TRIOLOGY

SPRINGS     -       PASSION     -     TEAM

GLENFARCLAS
Established 1836
S P R I N G S  46 %                                      
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
MATURED  IN  SHERRY  CASKS
Distilled and Bottled by J. & G. Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS
Established 1836
P A S S I O N  46 %                                     
Speyside Single malt Scotch Whiksy
MATURED  IN  SHERRY  CASKS
Distilled and Bottled by J. & G, Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside

GLENFARCLAS
Established 1836
T E A M  46 %                                             
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
MATURED  IN  SHERRY  CASKS
Distilled and Bottled by J. & G. Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside




GLENFARCLAS
Established 1836
VINTAGE 2 0 0 0
58.5 %                                                         
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
CASK  STRENGHT  PREMIUM  EDITION
MATURED  IN  SHERRY  CASKS
Distilled: 2000
Bottled: 20.11.2013
LIMITIERTE  EDITION
6000 Flaschen
Distilled and Bottled by J. & S. Grant
Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside


Highland Malt
Speyside
GLENFARCLAS (1836

The Spirit of Independence
Ballindalloch, Banffshire. Eigendom van J. & G. Grant Limited.
Gesticht in 1836 door Robert Hay, boer en whiskystoker.
John Grant, een buurman nam Glenfarclas in 1865 over en verhuurde de distilleerderij aan John Smith, die in 1869 Cragganmore bouwde.
Na het vertrek van John Smith werd John Grant zelf boer en whiskystoker, samen met zijn zoon George, tot 1889 toen hij stierf.
George stierf kort hierna, en zijn weduwe Barbara nam toen de leiding op zich, samen met haar twee zoons George en John.
In 1896 werden de whiskyhandelaren en blenders de gebroeders Pattison medeeigenaar van Glenfarclas en de distilleerderij werd toen grotendeels vernieuwd.
Met het frauduleus bankroet van de Pattison's in 1899 en het instorten van de whiskymarkt, werd het heel zwaar voor de Grant's. Maar ze slaagden erin in het bezit te komen van de aandelen die de Pattison's bezaten in Glenfarclas distilleerderij, en konden overleven.
Glenfarclas is Keltisch voor 'dal van het groene grasland'. Zowel het proces- als koelwater komt van beekjes en bronnen op de Ben Rinnes.
In het ketelhuis staan zes direkt gestookte ketels, goed voor een produktie van 2,5 miljoen spirit per jaar.
De ketels zijn de grootste in de Speyside en de single malt die uit de ketels komt zijn groots, krachtig en met een rijk boeket.
Glenfarclas is boerser dan zijn tegenhanger The Macallan. In 1960 werd Glenfarclas verbouwd en vergroot. Sinds 1972 mout men niet meer zelf.
In 1973 werd een bezoekers centrum geopend met een Nosing & Tasting kamer die afkomstig is uit R.M.S. 'The Empress of Australia'.
'The Empress of Australia' (1913 - 1952) 'Built on the Vulcan Shipyeards, Stettin, Germany in 1913 - 1920, 21.860 gross tons, 625 feet long, 75 feet wide. Steam turbines eared to twin screw. Service speed 16,5 knots, 1513 passengers.
Het water komt van Benrinnes.
De Mash tun is 16.5 ton.
De twaalf Wash backs hebben een inhoud van 50.000 liter elk.
De drie Wash stills hebben een inhoud van elk 29.600 liter, de drie Spirit stills 25.000 liter.
Ze worden door middel van gas direct verhit

2008   December

     Veertig jaar geleden werd voor de eerste maal de "105"uitgebracht als kerstgeschenk voor
     familie en vrienden

     Zo werd de eerste coomercieel verkrijgbare cask strenght whisky ter wereld geboren

     Ter gelegenheid van dit feit wordt nu een 40 jaar oude versie van de "105" uitgebracht,
     893 flessen met een verkoopprijs van ongeveer 500 pond

29 April 2010

         Glenfarclas have launched a new 40 years old whisky bottled at 46 % from casks
         filled in the late 1960s and selected by George S. Grant.

         Glenfarclas 40 years old is presented in the Glenfarclas amber bottle and a ruby
         gift tube.

1966 Fino Cask Launch, Spain

J & G Grant are pleased to announce the release of new limited edition 1966 Fino Cask. Intended as the first in a series of 6 special bottlings from the iconic, family owned distillery, only 1444 bottles have been produced from 3 Fino Sherry Casks.

Following the official launch at the bodegas of José y Miguel Martin in Seville (24th September), the Fino Cask has now been released in the UK and will soon be rolled out in key export markets early 2015.

Each bottle is packaged in a black leather box bearing a silver coin which features a portrait of John Grant, George's great, great, great grandfather who purchased the distillery in 1865. It marks the first in a series of 6 different special releases of Glenfarclas, one for each member of the family.

The family are accustomed to using Oloroso casks for maturation, as this is what is believed to best complement the character of their whiskies, however, here the Fino brings out a lighter side to Glenfarclas.

George Grant, Glenfarclas Sales Director says, "With casks this old, it is sometimes difficult to know their exact history. Fortunately my Grandfather always kept meticulous records, so from his diaries we discovered this small parcel of Fino casks that he had purchased from an Edinburgh broker back in the 1960s."



GLENFARCLAS    TRIOLOGY   SPRINGS  PASSION  &   TEAM

Die drei Editionen - Team, passion und Springs lagerten im alten Fasskeller der Distillery
Glenfraclas. Es erwartet Sie ein individeller Single Malt mit feinsten Sherry - Aromen.

Ich verbürge mich für die hohe Qualität meines Single Malt Whiskies. John L.S. Grant.

A Family Company for six Generations.

Eingebettet in die liebliche Hügellandschaft am Fusse des majestätischen Berges Benrinnes
liegt die Brennerei Glenfarclas ins Deutsche übersetzt bedeutet der Name: "Tal des grünen
Weidelandes".

Die Geschichte von Glenfarclas ist so bunt und reich wie der Whisky, der seinen Namen
trägt. Es ist die Familiengeschichte der Grants, einer Familie, vereint in dem Bestreben,
den perfekten Malt Whisky mit dem feinsten Geschmack Schottlands zu kreieren.

1836 - ein Jahr bevor Königin Victoria den Thron bestieg - wurde einer kleinen Brennerei
mit Namen Glenfarclas inmitten der Hügel von Moray eine Brennlizenz erteilt. Aber erst
als John Grant diese Farm 1865 übernahm, entwickelte die Destillerie ihr volles Potential.

Nach und nach begannen John Grannt und sein Sohn den Whisky auf ihren Reisen mitzuführen, So verbreitete sich der Name von Glenfarclas, einem Unternehmen, das
Mittlerweile von der sechsten Generation der Familie Grant geleitet wird.

Mit dieser sherrygeprägten Edition dokumentiert die unabhängige Distillery Glenfarclas
erneut ihre Tradition und ihren hohen Qualitätsanspruch.

Import klassischer Produkte Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft, Bremen.

Speciaal gebotteld voor de Duitse markt. Elke editie 6000 flessen. Jongste gebruikte whisky
is 8 jaar oud en de vaten zijn afkomstig van de Spaanse kuiperij Jose & Miguel Martin.

De whiskies zijn niet gefilterd en gebotteld September 2014
Ich verbürge mich für die hohe Qualität meines Single Malt Whiskies. John L.S. Grant.

A Family Company for six Generations.

Eingebettet in die liebliche Hügellandschaft am Fusse des majestätischen Berges Benrinnes
liegt die Brennerei Glenfarclas ins Deutsche übersetzt bedeutet der Name: "Tal des grünen
Weidelandes".

Die Geschichte von Glenfarclas ist so bunt und reich wie der Whisky, der seinen Namen
trägt. Es ist die Familiengeschichte der Grants, einer Familie, vereint in dem Bestreben,
den perfekten Malt Whisky mit dem feinsten Geschmack Schottlands zu kreieren.

1836 - ein Jahr bevor Königin Victoria den Thron bestieg - wurde einer kleinen Brennerei
mit Namen Glenfarclas inmitten der Hügel von Moray eine Brennlizenz erteilt. Aber erst
als John Grant diese Farm 1865 übernahm, entwickelte die Destillerie ihr volles Potential.

Nach und nach begannen John Grant und sein Sohn den Whisky auf ihren Reisen mitzuführen, So verbreitete sich der Name von Glenfarclas, einem Unternehmen, das
Mittlerweile von der sechsten Generation der Familie Grant geleitet wird.

Mit dieser sherrygeprägten Edition dokumentiert die unabhängige Distillery Glenfarclas
erneut ihre Tradition und ihren hohen Qualitätsanspruch.

Import Klassischer Produkte Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft, Bremen.



   Dear willem ,

J. & G. Grant are delighted to announce the new limited edition 1956 Oloroso Sherry Cask. Intended as the second of the series of six special bottlings from the renowned independent distillery, the Grant family are set to continue this collector series with a fantastic 57 year old whisky.

The 1956 Oloroso Sherry Cask has been matured in two sherry hogshead casks and one sherry butt, producing a total of 660 bottles for the world market. A non-chill filtered bottling at 47.5% ABV, this whisky carries an impressive strength for its age. Due to be launched in the UK this autumn, the 1956 will be rolled out across key international markets over the coming months.

George Grant says "For our second release of this family series, which follows up last year's 1966 Fino Cask, we are proud to go back to our roots of oloroso sherry cask maturation. As promised, this offers a completely different expression to its fino cask predecessor.

It's a real pleasure to introduce the 1956 Oloroso Sherry Cask, considering that the casks we have from the 1950s are the oldest in our warehouses, we wanted to be sure to incorporate a small vatting of these treasured whiskies as part of this special family series".

The bottle is packaged in a similar style to the first edition, making it a recognizable product of the range. It is presented in a black leather box with a silver emblem featuring George Grant, second generation of the Grant family who lived during the time period of 1830-1890. Having recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of family ownership at Glenfarclas earlier this year, the 1956 limited edition marks yet another historic milestone for the Grants much-admired family business.

GLENFARCLAS


10 years of The Glenfarclas Family Casks

In 2007 j & G Grant formally launched “The Family Casks”, an exclusive collection
of 43 vintage dated Single Cask Whiskies ranging from 1952 to 1994.

It was a remarkable achievement at the time for any distillery to have casks bottled
from a continuous run of years and was the only known collection to span 43 years.

The Family Casks are the best single casks from the distillery’s warehouses, bottled
at cask strenght and at natural colour which is displayed perfectly in clear flint bottles.

Ten years later and the range has exeeded all expectations. many expressions have
now sold out or have only a finite number of bottles left, it’s a race against time for
whisky enthousiasts to find their favourite year!
The range has been extented up to and including 2001, there are no more 1952 or
1953 Family Casks remaining, and the most populair is the 1979 release – another
surprise from the colection as this is one of the lightest expressions available !

At the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival George Grant hosts an extremely populair
event open to just 20-30 people, where festival – goers join in the nosing and tasting
process to choose the next Family Cask edition.

This is a unique opportunity tob e able to offer fans, and we are delighted to even see
some familar faces return each year to take part.

Keep an eye out on The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival website to find out if this
golden opportunity will arise again next year.

The latest installment if the collection has been chosen and is almost ready to begin
its bottling process a 2002 first fill Oloroso sherry but, cask number 3770, which is
maturing nicely in one of our dunnage warehouses.

We look forward to launching it later this year.



A resolute adherence to maturation in ex-Sherry casks helps to produce a whisky which is rich, resonant and capable of extremely long ageing, itself aided by a somewhat cool microclimate which limits evaporation losses to 0.05% per annum (against an industry average of 2.5).


BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Blairfindy


Glenfarclas means ‘valley of the green grass’, an indication of the richness of the pasture land which surrounds the distillery. Indeed, the distillery farm ran from the late 1790s until 1988. Like so many of the oldest sites, the farm buildings would have been pressed into service as a site for illicit distillation prior to the 1823 Excise Act. It took a further 13 years for original owner Robert Hay to take out a licence. When Hay died in 1865 his neighbour John Grant bought the distillery for £512. It has remained in his family’s hands ever since.

This continuity has allowed Glenfarclas to still reflect an older way of making whisky, but this willingness to retain tradition is not down to a romantic belief in the past. Glenfarclas is nothing if not a successful business.

As George Grant, 6th generation of the family says: “We have lived through 22 recessions. We make what we can afford to make, and never borrow money to make it.” During the 1980s, as the industry was cutting back on production, Glenfarclas’ was increasing. When an upturn in the market came eventually, it had the stock to sell. A balance between supplying stock for third-party blends and retention of a significant percentage for single malt bottlings has also resulted in Glenfarclas having more significant volumes of aged stocks than most distilleries. An aversion to independent bottlers using the distillery name on their (rare) offerings has also helped maintain a strong brand identity.

The retention of direct fire was done for quality reasons, not to please tourists or malt maniacs. Steam had in fact been tried in 1981, but the conclusion was that the guts went out of the new make spirit, and so direct fire went back in. After all, you need a rich distillate to be able to cope with the tannic structure and rich fruits of ex-Sherry casks.

Today, all the wood is sourced from Jerez cooper Miguel Martin and is a mix of butts and hogsheads, all ex-oloroso and made from European oak. The core range is aged in a mix of first-fill and refill. Tradition doesn’t mean a lack of innovation. Given the depth of stock, the most comprehensive of a single distillery in Scotland, in 2007 the firm released ‘The Family Casks’ – vintage releases from every year between 1952 and 1998. Today, the starting point of the range is 1954, which is no mean achievement.

Glenfarclas also claims to have pioneered the cask-strength bottling, when it launched its 105˚ in 1968, and was one of the first distilleries to open its doors to visitors (in 1973). This, and a long-term belief in single malt (rather than only selling fillings for blends) is now paying off.

In recent years an export-led strategy has seen it expand globally. It now sells in excess of 700,000 bottles annually – and at very keen prices. Glenfarclas, even at 30 years of age, represents some of the best value whisky around. The quality speaks for itself.

TIMELINE

1844
Robert Hay purchases a license to run a distillery on his farm
1865
Hay dies, and the distillery is sold his neighbour, John Grant
1895
The distillery becomes part of the Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Distillery Co, jointly owned by the Grants and Pattison, Elder & Co
1896
Glenfarclas is rebuilt
1898
Pattison goes bankrupt and their share of Glenfarclas is acquired by the Grants
1960
Still in Grant ownership, the distillery is expanded from two to four stills
1968
Glenfarclas becomes the first to release a cask strength single malt, which is later renamed Glenfarclas 105
1972
The distillery's floor maltings are decommissioned
1973
A distillery visitors' centre is built
1976
A further two stills are added, bringing Glenfarclas up to six
2007
The Family Casks collection is released
GLENFARCLAS FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
3.2
CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
Minimum 72hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
16.5
HEAT SOURCE i
Direct fire
MALT SPECIFICATION i
1-3ppm
MALT SUPPLIER i
Muntons and Simpsons
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
68.3%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
21,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Boiling ball
STILLS i
6 (3 wash, 3 spirit)
WAREHOUSING i
Traditional dunnage warehouses with a capacity of 52,000 casks
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
23,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Boiling ball
WASHBACK CHARGE (L) i
41,500
WASHBACK TYPE i
Stainless steel with wooden lids
WASHBACKS i
12
WATER SOURCE i
Ben Rinnes
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Mauri cream
OWNERS

J&G Grant logo
CURRENT OWNER

J&G Grant
1898 - present
PREVIOUS OWNERS

Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Distillery Co
1895 - 1898
J&G Grant
1870 - 1895
John Grant and John Smith
1865 - 1870
John Grant
1865
Robert Hay
1836 - 1865

LISMORE PROFILE


SINGLE MALT AND BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY

The Lismore range of Speyside single malts and blends was originally named after the Inner Hebridean island sandwiched between Mull and the mainland. Although two illicit stills have since been found on the island, there is no record of legal whisky distilling ever had taken place.

Created by William Lundie & Co., which came to prominence under the guidance of brothers John and Willie Lundie during the mid-20th century, Lismore is today bottled by Glenfarclas owner J&G Grant using the same recipes handed down by the Lundie family.

Currently Lismore is available as a single malt bottled at a range of ages from NAS through to 21 years old; a blended Scotch bottled at 5, 8, 12 and 18 years of age; Lismore The Legend, a limited edition 21-year-old single malt matured in Sherry hogsheads; and the NAS Lismore Cask Strength.

William Lundie & Co. is silent on the provenance of its Speyside single malt whisky.


PRODUCTION TYPE
Blended Scotch
Single malt


The name of Lundie has been synonymous with the business of whisky broking for generations and has trading roots dating back to 1904.

In 1932 Robert (Bobbie) D. Lundie established whisky broker R. D. Lundie & Co. (initially as Lundie & Morrison, a partnership with Stanley P. Morrison), which became the sole UK agent for Macduff single malt, then owned by William Lawson Distillers Ltd.

The business was passed down through the family and a sister company, William Lundie & Co. Ltd, was formed during the 1950s initially as a broker before later turning to blend and bottle the firm’s own blended whisky brands: Lismore and Royal Heritage.

In 2004 William Lundie & Co. was sold to J&G Grant, proprietor of Speyside’s Glenfarclas distillery, which now blends and bottles the Lismore range.

TIMELINE

1932
Robert Lundie establishes whisky brokerage Lundie & Morrison
1950s
Robert’s sons, William and John Lundie, establish William Lundie & Co.
1974
William Lundie & Co is incorporated
1978
The Lismore brand is created
2004
The company and its brands are acquired by J&G Grant of Glenfarclas
OWNERS

J&G Grant
PARENT COMPANY

J&G Grant
2004 - present
CURRENT OWNER

WM Lundie & Company
1978 - present

LISMORE PROFILE



The Lismore range of Speyside single malts and blends was originally named after the Inner Hebridean island sandwiched between Mull and the mainland. Although two illicit stills have since been found on the island, there is no record of legal whisky distilling ever had taken place.

Created by William Lundie & Co., which came to prominence under the guidance of brothers John and Willie Lundie during the mid-20th century, Lismore is today bottled by Glenfarclas owner J&G Grant using the same recipes handed down by the Lundie family.

Currently Lismore is available as a single malt bottled at a range of ages from NAS through to 21 years old; a blended Scotch bottled at 5, 8, 12 and 18 years of age; Lismore The Legend, a limited edition 21-year-old single malt matured in Sherry hogsheads; and the NAS Lismore Cask Strength.

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