Glenfarclas 1986 Refill Sherry Butts V (53.8% ABV) is limited to just 1,094 bottles and has been produced using specially selected refill sherry butts, which is said to deliver a lighter sherry influenced whisky.
|Glenfarclas 1986 Refill Sherry Cask Butts V|
This latest expression represents the 5th generation of the Grant family and current chairman of the distillery, John L. S Grant. Previous Family Collector editions have spanned the generations and included vintage stocks from fino sherry casks, first fill Oloroso sherry casks and port casks.
Both John L. S Grant and his father, George S. Grant, would have watched over the filling of these casks in the 1980s. This was a significant time period in the history of the Scotch whisky industry, and also for Glenfarclas. Due to a steady over-production of whisky and falling demand many distilleries were closed, moth-balled or cut back production.
Despite these tough circumstances, in 1984, the Grant’s decided to do the exact opposite and increase production. Their decision was straightforward - “where was all the mature stock going to come from in a few years’ time?” A combination of risk taking and visionary genius, today the Grant family proudly introduce this 1986 vintage, released 30 years after its creation as a treasured collector’s edition.
Glenfarclas 1986 Refill Sherry Butts V, will be available globally from specialist retailers next month. RRP (tbc).
Posted by Steve Rush