One of the most common questions whisky fans ask is "How long has Glenfarclas been around for?"
The answer is - we genuinely don't know. The oldest evidence we have of whisky production here is from 1791, the date of this painting which clearly shows an active distillery.
That being said, you can't really celebrate an inexact date, so Glenfarclas chose instead to mark the first official licence that the distillery was awarded, and this happened in May 1836. Although some would argue they shouldn't be celebrating when the whisky was first taxed!
To mark the occasion, Callum Fraser (Distillery Manager) and Douglas Belford (Managing Director) were given the enviable task of going out in to the warehouses to hunt for casks from across the decades that they felt best represented our 185 year history. This was a long process, but after almost 2 years of adding a few casks at a time, they are more than delighted with the final result. This well layered dram with a phenomenal finish showcases the true Glenfarclas character.