In celebration of Glenfarclas 105 day, on the 105th day of the year, April 15th, we have worked with cocktail maestro Jimmy Grant to create a bespoke cocktail using the iconic Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength Single Malt, the ‘Knight of the Thistle’.
Knight of the Thistle
- 50ml Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength
- 5ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 10ml Honey Syrup – equal parts honey and cold water, mixed until dissolved
- 30ml Clear apple juice
- Top up with Soda water
Shake and strain.
Serve in a 12oz Rocks Glass over fresh cubed ice, top up with Soda water
Garnish with a lemon wheel and slice of ginger, attached to the side of the glass.
Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength has a unique providence; in 1968 George S. Grant, 4th generation of the owning family, bottled a single cask straight from the warehouse and sent the bottles to family and friends as Christmas gifts. By chance the strength of the cask George S. Grant selected was ‘105’ British Proof, and along with the name of the distillery, this was all the information he detailed on the hand written label. By the end of January the recipients of the gifts requested further bottles, hence Glenfarclas ‘105’, the first commercially available cask strength whisky of the modern age, was born. The name refers to the strength in the British Proof system, equivalent to 60% alcohol by volume.