Glenfarclas presents 1988 Vintage, the 25th edition of the Famous Scots series

The whisky is dedicated to Flora MacDonald

 

In the Limited Rare Bottlings, Glenfarclas has been releasing single malt whiskies since 1996 that are also known as the Famous Scots series. They are each dedicated to a famous personality from Scottish history.

The recently announced Glenfarclas 1988 honors Flora MacDonald, the woman who helped Scottish Prince Charles Edward Stewart to escape after the defeat at Culloden in 1746. She accompanied the refugee who was disguised as a maid, Betty Burke, on the crossing to Portree on Skye, from where he fled into exile in France.

The fact that Flora MacDonald is celebrated with the anniversary edition of Glenfarclas’ Famous Scots ties in with the first edition of the series in 1996. This first edition was dedicated to Charles Edward Stewart, the unsuccessful leader of the Jacobite uprising, also known as Bonnie Prince Charly.

This 1988 Glenfarclas Edition No. 25 of the Limited Rare Bottlings is a vintage single malt batched from 100% sherry casks, which was bottled at 46% vol without chill filtration and without coloring. The edition is limited to 3600 bottles.

The new Glenfarclas Flora MacDonald follows Edition 24, Glenfarclas 1990, dedicated to the doctor and botanist Robert Brown and which is currently still available at some retail shops.

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