This evening, my theme is Glenfarclas whisky distillery which sits on open farmland beneath Ben Rinnes. This distillery was originally founded in 1836 and has remained independent under ownership of the J&G Grant family.

Key feature of this distillery is the six, very large direct pot stills and use of outside condensers. The whisky is matured in, predominantly, sherry casks and matured for 10, 12, 21, 25 and 30 years. The malt is very lightly peated.

An interesting aspect of this distillery is the black mould-covered walls of the warehouses. The mould is a form of lichen which thrives on then whisky fumes.

This distillery is open to the public and offers good value tours.

Elsewhere today:

  • I have been extremely busy working on a wide range of tours including garden themed, whisky and ancestry.
  • I have posted information on Curtis genealogy to my separate GlasgowAncestry blog.
  • Weather here in Glasgow has edged back toward winter with cold temperatures and some rain. Apparently worse is to come!
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