**Glen of the Green Grassland**
With the largest stills in Speyside, watch them flex their skills. This is a full bodied dram with notes of sherried fruit, a touch of vanilla and a tingle of spice. Absolutely one of the best 12 year old expressions in Scotland.
Yes! It's one of the Glens, but you probably haven't tried this one, and you really should. Family- owned by the Grant Family, this is the real deal Speyside scotch. With scotch, the quality of the casks can be a more important factor than the age statement or the brand name. Big corporations try to squeeze out every ounce of profit, and that means not using top quality casks. With a family-owned operation, the family reputation is on the line. With casks in their dunnage warehouse from every year dating back to 1955, The Grants know they can't skimp on casks. Glenfarclas has the largest copper pot stills in Speyside, and those stills are also direct fired. This all makes for a robust and complex single malt, with sweet vanilla and brown sugar notes, but with a long lingering dry finish. Get to know this Glen! It's well worth it.
As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”
History:Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...
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