Latest update: May 12th 2015
GLENFARCLAS DISTILLERY PICTURES
Going to Glenfarclas, I was thinking about what has changed since my last visit in 2006. They started their Family Casks range. They have enough “old” stock to start a 40 year old, and even were able to release a 40 year old 105. So they haven’t been fooling around.
Arriving at the distillery the first thing I saw was a lot of scaffolding. It turns out the that as the distillery is working up to their 175th anniversary, the want to show their original stone walls again. So the paint goes off. Elsewhere inside the distillery the paint has to be put on again, so the distillery will look like new during their anniversary.
The pictures in the slide show at the right, were taken by Frans Brouwer – The Whisky Friend. The pictures are used with kind permission from him.
After a long time, I finally was able to visit the Glenfarclas Distillery. The first thing to see at arriving at the distillery is a Dutch flag flying in top. When you get up the road to the distillery you might ask yourself what you are gonna do up there. The buildings ahead don’t look much more than a mere factory building. When you get closer you will see the visitor centre which in change is a very nice building, inside and outside. Once arrived, you also see some of the other buildings which give the distillery a much nicer look.
The distillery has a huge mashtun and the still are of a most impressive size.
In the hands of the Grant family since 1865, the distillery takes great pride in still being privately owned. Owner John Grant lives next to the distillery.
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