The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk – an extraordinary collection of 50 vintages
60 of these collections presenting vintages from 1954 to 2003 are offered
There are many enthusiastic collectors of the Glenfarclas Family Casks, those special single cask editions of each year since the 50s. Proudly they add one vintage after the other to their collection-historyn and are happy about the growing number of bottles in the shelf that give evidence of the Grant’s Family whisky history. In 1865 the Glenfarclas Distillery was founded, and it meanwhile is in the hands of the 6th generation.
A complete collection of 50 vintages
Anyone who has always dreamed of owning a full line of Glenfarclas Family Cask bottlings now has the opportunity to fulfill that dream in one fell swoop - assuming he has got £100,000 ready for this purpose: the distillery presents The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk, a representative small cabinet designed in the style of a traditional shipping trunk. There are 50 small bottles of 200 ml each filled with Glenfarclas Single Malt Whisky from 1954 to 2003.
In a press release announcing this Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk, George Grant, Sales Director and member of the 6th generation of Grants, states: "This is the one time in a lifetime opportunity to buy a full set of vintages in a 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.”
Some extras included in the Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk
In addition to the 50 bottles, each Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk also contains four tumblers, four nosing glasses and a water jug, crafted from the glass manufactory Glencairn Chrystal. Four slate coasters, a reprint of the distillery's oldest painting, whose original from 1791 hangs in Glenfarclas' private dining-room, and three small leather books complete the trunk. One of the books features the history of the distillery, the second contains tasting notes by George Grant on each of the vintage bottlings, and the third is for the buyer's personal notes.
If you are seriously interested in one of these Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunks, you can contact the distillery directly or ask the team of Whisky.com to mediate. Those who prefer to stick to their passion for collecting bottles one by one, can of course, purchase the familiar "normal" Family Casks bottlings that will be available further on.
Photos: J & G Grant, Glenfarclas Distillery