Glenfarclas is considered by many to be one of the finest distilleries in Speyside. Its direct-fired stills produce a heavy single malt that is almost exclusively matured in Jerez sherry casks. The distillery focuses on single malt over blends, and a cool microclimate around the distillery that means that their casks are particularly stingy to the "angels," resulting in an incredible depth of stock. Glenfarclas also feel they share some credit for the modern day love of cask strength whisky, introducing their acclaimed 105 proof expressions back in 1968.
The depth of stock in the Glenfarclas warehouses means there are a number of impressive age-statements like this in its core range. The 40 year old is bottled from casks specially selected by George S. Grant, Director of Sales and the sixth generation of the family who own and manage the distillery.