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Glenfarclas is one of the very few Scotch whisky distilleries to remain in a family ownership, and operates the biggest mash tun and the largest  stills on Speyside. Unusually, they are direct fired by gas, rather than heated by steam. Pronounced glen-FAR-class meaning valley of the green grass.

In 1885 six washbacks and two pot stills. Rebuilt 1897. Expanded from two to four pot stills in 1960. The pot stills gets direct fired by gas 1972 and floor-malting ends. Expanded to six pot stills in 1976. The wash pot stills has rummagers. Uses a 16,5 tonnes stainless steel mash tun. Has shell and tube condensers.

Owners:

Robert Hay 1836-1865, John Grant 1865-70, J. & G. Grant 1870-95, Glenfarclas-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd. 1895-1900 (1898?), re-acquired by J. & G. Grant 1900.


Timeline

Glenfarclas opened its doors on Friday 01st January 1836

Opened  •  01.01.1836

Distillery details

  • Country
    Scotland
  • Status
    Active
  • Founded
    01.01.1836
  • Owner
    J&G Grant
  • Spirit stills
    3
  • Wash stills
    3
  • Capacity per year
    3000000 Liters
  • Website

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Distillery location


AB37 9BD Ballindalloch, Banffshire
Scotland Speyside

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