twenty fourth Might, 2021 by Nicola Carruthers
Speyside distillery Glenfarclas has launched a restricted version single malt whisky to have fun its 185th anniversary.
The brand new Glenfarclas whisky was launched this month to mark 185 years for the reason that producer started legally distilling in Might 1836.
Glenfarclas, which implies ‘valley of the inexperienced grassland’, makes use of spring water that emerges from granite beneath the slopes of the Speyside mountain, Ben Rinnes.
The water is mixed with malted barley and double distilled in copper pot stills, earlier than two thirds is crammed in Spanish Sherry oak casks. The remaining liquid is poured into regular oak casks. The casks used to make the whisky span six many years.
George Grant, sixth-generation member of the family and present gross sales director, stated: “As a consequence of my grandfather’s foresight, right here at Glenfarclas we’re very lucky to have casks in our dunnage warehouses from seven completely different many years, from the Nineteen Fifties to the 2020s.
“A few of our warehouses even predate the 185th anniversary we’re celebrating, as ‘uisge beatha’ was being made at Glenfarclas a very good few years earlier than a licence was held.
“To mark 185 authorized years we have now chosen a few of our best casks from throughout the many years and put collectively a whisky with outdated, wealthy, Sherried flavours that stay contemporary and vibrant in your glass.”
Restricted to six,000 bottles within the UK, the Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary Version is priced at RRP £120 (US$170). It’s bottled at 46% ABV.
In November final 12 months, Glenfarclas launched a limited edition 60-year-old Scotch whisky within the UK.
To search out out extra concerning the historical past behind family-owned Glenfarclas, click on here.