Valley of the Green Grass

Posted by: Kev Smith
21 September 2021

...enjoyment to last another 58 years.

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For six generations, the Grant family have steered the ship at the Glenfarclas distillery, moored within the spectacular Spey valley, Scotland. From it's first licence issue in 1836, the distillery has survived the looming shadows of economic hardship, recessions, prohibition, world wars and industry takeover bids. Throughout, this has simply gone on to solidify the fiercely independent nature and principles of the Glenfarclas brand, which is as evident today as it was back then. 

In the same year of the Queen's Coronation (Elizabeth II), cask #1674 was being filled with 110 gallons of new make spirit at the Glenfarclas distillery in November 1953. Using the same maturation principles as they do today, this spirit was kept within one of the distillery's traditional damp, low-lying dunnage warehouses - warehouse 9, to be specific. 

From there, it remained inside a Spanish sherry cask for an incredible 58 years, making it one of the longest periods of maturation of any whisky to be released by Glenfarclas. 

Eventually bottled in February 2012, the selection of this particular cask consisted of a panel derived from Glenfarclas, Wealth Solutions and renowned connoisseur group, Malt Maniacs. The resulting bottling is testament to Glenfarclas' wood-management and high-quality casks, which will provide the new collector with enjoyment to last another 58 years.

This lot sold September 2021 for £2,900.00

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