Tuesday, December 13, 2022


The Glenfarclas Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new limited-edition 50 Year Old bottling, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of family member and chairman, John Grant first starting in the industry.

Glenfarclas 50 Year Old (50% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which was selected for bottling by Distillery Manager, Callum Fraser and Managing Director, Douglas Belford, and is said to demonstrate the skill of the distillery team 50 years ago, lead at the time by then Distillery Manager, Douglas MacDonald.

Glenfarclas 50 Year Old

John is the fifth generation of the Grant family to take the helm at Glenfarclas. The foresight of his ancestors has allowed the distillery, under John’s guidance, to produce and bottle a number of rare single malts spanning seven decades, including this latest release.  

After joining the industry in 1972, John took up post at Glenfarclas in 1974 where he spent time learning various areas of the business then developing the international sales markets, before becoming Managing Director in 1979 and Chairman in 2002.

Laid down to mature during the tenure of John’s father, George Grant, the whisky is said to deliver notes of marzipan, almond, cedar wood, stewed apples and dark chocolate on the nose. Followed by notes of velvety dark chocolate, treacle toffee, smoke and mixed peel on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, John Grant, said: “At Glenfarclas, we’re proud to be able to bottle rare, limited-edition, single malt whiskies to complement our exquisite range of spirits which are fundamental to our brand and story. This release is particularly special as it commemorates the 50 years I have worked in the industry, with the liquid in the cask evolving along with the industry during that time. I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved together as a distillery team over the last 50 years and look forward to releasing even more exquisite drams together in the future as Glenfarclas continues to evolve.”

Limited 836 bottles, Glenfarclas 50 Year Old is available from and for a RRP of £9,000.

Posted by Steve Rush