Glenfarclas 17 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Glenfarclas
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First-fill ex-Sherry cask
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • sherry bomb
  • oak
  • caramel
  • butterscotch
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • berries
  • pie

Glenfarclas

17 Year Old (0.75l, 43%)
Price $107.99

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The Family Scotch.
 
Can you imagine having thousands of barrels of quietly aging Sherry-mature Scotch to your name? Well, the Grant Family can... and does! Glenfarclas is one of the few independent family-owned distilleries left in Scotland. It's located in the heart of Speyside. The Grant Family bought it for a pretty penny in 1865. They are committed to the vision of creating the best Single Highlander Scotch and we believe they're doing a splendid job so far!
 
The Whisky is stored in traditional dunnage warehouses — a change of purpose extraordinaire, right?! — that date from the late 1800s. The thick stone walls and earth floors are perfect for aging Scotch and give the distillery a distinctive, traditional feel.
 
Glenfarclas is all about mastering raw power and they do it with aplomb. Their Big Stills — the biggest in Speyside — are heated up with direct fire instead of indirectly with steam. This is instrumental in creating the gripping duality of Glenfarclas Whisky: it is at once weighty and light, deep but crisp, and even though it's almost exclusively aged in first-fill ex-Sherry barrels, it never becomes syrupy, unpleasantly woody or overbearingly fruity. Uncle Flaviar once said that every dictionary should include a picture of Glenfarclas when you look up the definition of the word balance. 
 
The Glenfarclas 17 Year Old Whisky is bottled at 43% ABV and is an amazing example of the distillery's signature flavor profile and complex character. Maybe add a drop of water, but definitely share it with friends for that extra ooomph!
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Glenfarclas
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation First-fill ex-Sherry cask
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Rich amber

Smell / Aroma
Sherried fruit, distinctive butterscotch, warm morning berry tarts & cherry pie just out of the oven, roses and traces peat smoke.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A big, full-flavored citrusy sherry and lightly caramelly malt with mineral notes that induce impressive austerity. Hints of oak and peat smoke notes. Superbly balanced.

Finish
Supple, complex, balanced and smoooooooth. Hints of spice, sherry sweetness, oak and smoke. The flavors really hang for a long time.
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  • smoky
  • sherry bomb
  • oak
  • caramel
  • butterscotch
  • spicy
  • fruit
  • berries
  • pie
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
In 1973, the first visitor center was opened in the Glenfarclas Distillery.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Glenfarclas is one of the last distilleries in Scotland that still uses direct heating, for all of its stills.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
In 1973, the first visitor center was opened in the Glenfarclas Distillery.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Glenfarclas is one of the last distilleries in Scotland that still uses direct heating, for all of its stills.
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