A 1979 vintage single cask from the Glenfarclas distillery, bottled as part of the Family Casks range.
A champion family-owned distillery, the Family Cask series is a showcase of their very best single cask expressions from a range of vintages.
This 1979 was matured in a fourth-fill hogshead #8796 before being bottled 2 July 2018 at 49.4%. There are 211 bottles in the outturn.
The Glenfarclas distillery is located in the Speyside region, within the Scottish highlands. Founded in the 1830s, it was purchased by John Grant in 1865. The sixth and fifth generations of the Grant family still run the distillery today and it is often regarded as one of the top two examples of independently-owned distilleries which have survived from the Victorian era (Springbank being the other).
Glenfarclas produce a heavy spirit that traditionally works best maturation in ex-sherry oak casks. Their traditional dunnage warehouses keep a constant temperature and so their whiskies are uniquely geared towards long, slow maturations.
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