Still in family hands since it was founded, the Glenfarclas Distillery is one of Speyside's independent whisky producers. The Grant family have been running Glenfarclas since 1860, producing an individual Speyside malt that many whisky enthusiasts number as one of their favourites. The water source is melt water from the slopes of Ben Rinnes which runs through granite and heather before reaching Glenfarclas (meaning 'the valley of green grass'). With a long history of bottlings stretching back to the early 20th Century, both proprietary and independent.
George Grant's go-to dram. He says: "An incredibly rounded whisky that leaves you refreshed and contented. A whisky that always deserves a second glass. My personal favourite." Also includes Ian Buxton's book ''101 world whiskies to try before you die''
Age: 21 years old
43% ABV / 70cl