Glenfarclas, a Scotch whisky distillery, has had a successful end to the year, and a great start to the new year, with the launch of a 50-year-old single malt and being named Distiller of the Year at the 2023 Icons of Whisky Awards.
This is not the first time the distillery has released a whisky of this age, as it has previously released 50-year-old single malts in 2016 and 2019.
The new Glenfarclas 50-Year-Old was created to celebrate the chairman, John Grant's, 50 years in the whisky industry. Grant is a fifth-generation member of the family that has owned the distillery since 1865, and the brand has remained independent in an industry dominated by whisky conglomerates.
The 50-year-old single malt, bottled at 50% ABV, was selected by distillery manager Callum Fraser and managing director Douglas Belford, and has tasting notes of marzipan, almond and cedar on the nose, followed by a touch of smoke, stewed apple, dark chocolate and toffee on the palate. The new expression is limited to 836 bottles, comes in a Glencairn bottle encased in a presentation box and has an SRP of £9,000 ($10,800). It can be found at high-end spirits purveyors.