On Monday, Glenfarclas was delighted to welcome Kenneth Clarke and Douglas Ross to Glenfarclas, 25 years ago to the day from Kenneth’s last visit. During Mr Clarke’s original visit, on the 13th of May 1994, he filled a cask of whisky. As this was during his tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer, his trip to Speyside was important as it gave him a vital insight in to the whisky industry.
Douglas Ross, MP for Moray, talked about the aforementioned cask during his maiden speech to parliament, so it seemed like the perfect time to check and see how it was ageing, and decide if it was ready for bottling. Everyone agreed that the Sherry Hogshead had aged beautifully so we will go ahead and bottle this as a single cask, called “The Chancellor’s Cask”, and all proceeds will go to a charity of Mr Clarke’s choice.