Glenfarclas Distillery, Speyside, Scotland


(Above image is a capture of Glenfarclas Distillery set in context of local landscape and a field of barley, which is one of the key ingredients for production of whisky.)

This evening, I am focusing on Glenfarclas Distillery on Speyside, Scotland.This sits in the shadow of Ben Rinnes (mountain), and is located between Aberlour and Grantown-on-Spey, about 62 miles N.W.of Aberdeen to the east.

Glenfarclas is an independent distiller under ownership of the sixth generation of the Grant family, parent company being J & G Grant.

By Speyside standards Glenfarclas is a medium-size distillery producing about 3.0m litres p.a. compared to 14.0m litres p.a.at Glenfiddich.

The six stills are biggest on Speyside whilst outside the 30 dunnage warehouses hold all the maturing single malt in, predominantly, former sherry casks.

Still Room 

Here is the mash tuns and washbacks during production.

Mash Tun

  Washbacks

Here is the whisky maturing in the bonded (secure) warehouse.


Glenfarclas produces a wide range of single malts which include:
  • 10 year old.
  • 18 year old.
  • 20 year old.
  • 25 year old
  • 30 year old
  • 40 year old.
  • Numerous ‘Family Cask’ releases.
Close to 800,000 bottles are sold each year, primarily to U.K., U.S.A., Taiwan, Russia and Germany.
There is a Visitor Centre, tastings and tours of the distillery.

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