Family-owned Speyside distillery Glenfarclas has released a 50-year-old single malt – the third instalment in its Family Collector Series.
The expression, bottled without chill-filtration in 2015 at 41.1% abv, will retail for about £1,800 a bottle, with a total of 937 bottles to be sold worldwide.
It represents the third generation of the Grants of Glenfarclas – the family that still owns the distillery today – and specifically George Grant (1874-1949), who inherited the distillery with his brother John, establishing J&G Grant at the turn of the century.
Glenfarclas 50 Years Old has been matured in typical Glenfarclas style in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks, and is packaged in a black leather box featuring a silver emblem of George Grant, with the Roman numerals III etched beneath.
‘We’re very excited to have reached the halfway mark in our Family Collector series,’ said George Grant, sales director of Glenfarclas and representative of the sixth generation of the family to be involved with the distillery.
‘Thanks to my family’s foresight in laying down stock for the future, today we’re able to enjoy impressive age statements, which is certainly a luxury worth sharing.’