Halò Single Malt Mates,
Mo Clann and I visited the Glenfarclas distillery. Here is a blurb:
Glenfarclas Visitor Centre
Owner J. & G. Grant
Water source Ben Rinnes
No. of stills 3 wash stills, 3 spirit stills
Capacity 3,000,000 litres
Glenfarclas distillery is a Speyside whisky distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland. Glenfarclas translates as meaning valley of the green grass. The distillery is owned and run by the Grant family. The distillery has six stills which are the largest on Speyside and are heated directly by gas burners.
The distillery has a production capacity of around 3.5 million litres of spirit per year. Normally four stills are used for production with two kept in reserve.
The distillery has approximately 68,000 casks maturing on site, in traditional dunnage warehouses, with stock from every year from 1953 to the current year. Glenfarclas produce a traditional Highland malt with a heavy sherry influence.
We went there and visited a bonded warehouse full of casks see above.. It is a great visit.
Here is the whisky:
Glenfarclas 2007 Marriage of Casks
435 & 456
Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange, this 2007 Glenfarclas has been aged in a pair of sherry casks. A subtle and refined style of sherried Glenfarclas, this has notes of raisins, nutmeg, sherry and fruity chocolate.
I loes double sherry cask maturations. In fact, I loes single cask sherry maturations. Lets face it the more sherry maturations the better, in my book. Anyway this is another collectable exclusive. If you have the quid buy two, one for sippin’ and one for collectin’
Thoughts on whiskey: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” Mark Twain
Here’s tae the heath, the hill and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather.
Lift ’em high and drain ’em dry
To the guy who says, “My turn to buy.”
A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones.
Slàinte mhòr agus a h-uile beannachd duibh.
Great health and every good blessing to you