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Glenfarclas 1986 Whisky Refill Sherry Butts V Gift Boxed 70cl 53.8% ABV

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Glenfarclas 1986 Single Malt Whisky Refill Sherry Butts V Gift Boxed

The fifth release of the limited edition Glenfarclas Family Collector Series. Distilled in 1986 and matured in refill Sherry butts for a lighter sherry influence, this Speyside Single Malt is the ultimate collectors edition with only 180 bottles available in the UK. Presented in a superb Glenfarclas luxury box embossed with current chairman John L.S. Grant's signature.

Previous Family Collector editions have spanned the generations and included vintage stocks from Fino Sherry casks, first fill Oloroso Sherry casks and Port casks. The fifth addition now includes a vatting of specially selected refill Sherry Butts, adding a lighter sherry influence to this unique family collection.

Both John L. S Grant and his father, George S. Grant, would have watched over the filling of these casks in the 1980s. This was a significant time period in the history of the Scotch Whisky industry, and also for Glenfarclas. Due to a steady over-production of Whisky and falling demand many distilleries were closed, moth-balled or cut back production.

Despite these tough circumstances, in 1984, the Grant's decided to do the exact opposite and increase production. Their decision was straightforward - 'where was all the mature stock going to come from in a few years' time?' A combination of risk taking and visionary genius, today the Grant family proudly introduce this 1986 vintage, released 30 years after its creation as a treasured collector's edition.

Family owned steeped in tradition

In 1865, Glenfarclas distillery, nestled in the heart of Speyside, was purchased by a cattle breeder by the name of John Grant. Today, the Glenfarclas spirit still lives strong and continues in family ownership under the direction of 5th generation owner, John Grant.

Glenfarclas means ‘Valley of the Green Grassland’ and the spring water, which ensures the verdant green grass, is essential to the distinct flavour of Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt Whisky. It bubbles up, crystal clear, from the underlying granite on the slopes of the Speyside mountain, Ben Rinnes, to supply the distillery below.

There it is combined with the finest malted barley, twice distilled in traditional, direct fired, copper pot stills and only the lightest and best fractions of alcohol are collected to be filled into the finest Spanish Sherry oak casks and lie maturing over many years.

Times may have changed, but it’s what has stayed the same that makes Glenfarclas unique: the six generations of Grant family pride and the revered quality of their famous Single Malt Whisky.

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