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Speyside distillery Glenfarclas has revealed a 50-year-old Highland single malt Scotch whisky marking the 50th anniversary of chairman John Grant.

Copper in colour, reminiscent of the stills at the distillery, the new release has been bottled at 50%ABV. The malt offers marzipan, almond and cedar wood on the nose, with a sweet and smoky hint giving way to stewed apples and dark chocolate.

On the palate, the rich velvety dark chocolate notes lead to flavours of treacle toffee, mixed peel and a slightly smoky, sweet taste. The flavours coat the mouth and provide a gentle, smooth finish which lingers for a long time.

By adding water, the whisky evolves further, creating more of a lightly peated aroma on the nose and a sweeter, woodier taste on the palate.

Callum Fraser, Distillery Manager, said: “This new whisky is testament to the craftsmen who made the spirit and laid it down in the late 1960s and the foresight of the Grant family so many years ago.

“It showcases their skill and dedication to producing the highest quality Highland single malt, including the care and experience that goes into the time-honoured handcrafted tradition of whisky making, which is so important to us at Glenfarclas.”

Only 836 bottles of Glenfarclas 50-Year-Old, encased in an engraved Glencairn bottle and nestled within a beautiful presentation box, will be available to purchase worldwide via our distributors over the coming weeks and months.