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