The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk

Press Release..


J. & G. Grant are proud to unveil The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk, which is believed to be the most expansive single collection ever released by one distillery. Following on from the hugely successful Family Cask collection, the distiller has gone one step further by releasing The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk – which contains every vintage from 1954 to 2003.
George Grant, Sales Director and 6th generation of the Grant family, said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a full collection of vintages in one complete set. It is the first – and last – chance to purchase this, as some of the vintages contained in the trunk are from the last casks of their respective years. We are thrilled to bring this ambitious project to fruition, one which could only be realised due to my grandfather’s foresight in laying down casks as far back as the 1950s.”
The unique collection is housed in a custom-made trunk, resembling a contemporary interpretation of a traditional shipping trunk. Inside sit fifty individual 200ml bottles of Glenfarclas Single Malt Scotch Whisky, one from each year from 1954 to 2003.

To complement the extraordinary set, the trunk also contains the following bespoke elements: 4 tumblers, 4 nosing glasses and a water jug, all crafted from the finest crystal by renowned Scottish glass manufacturer Glencairn Crystal; 4 slate coasters; 3 hand printed and bound leather books – one containing the history of the distillery, another with George Grant’s tasting notes for each vintage and the third with space for the buyer to write their own personal tasting notes; and a replica of the oldest known painting of the distillery.  The original, which dates back to 1791, now hangs in the Glenfarclas Private Dining Room.

60 of these extraordinary sets are available for a recommended price of £100,000 excluding local taxes and duties.  The next release of traditional Family Casks will be available in spring 2019.

Information and pictures courtesy of Glenfarclas.. 

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