Although all based at the distillery, the Grant family, and the Glenfarclas sales & marketing team spend much of the year travelling to promote Glenfarclas. Here is a selection of some of our favourite Bars, Restaurants and whisky retailers from around the world, which we have visited.
Court Wine Bar, 84 Beaufort Street, Perth Tel. (08) 9227 1200
George Grant spent six months in this superb restaurant, not propping the bar up, but learning the trade of barman and waiter.
Four of the first bars in Shanghai to stock Glenfarclas;
Constellation No. 3, No. 251 North HuangPi Road Tel. 86 21 5375 2712
Tam O'Shanter www.tamsbar.com
Canny Man, named after the Edinburgh institution, this is an oasis of Scottishness in Wanchai www.thecannyman.com
Chinnery Bar, Mandarin Oriental, impeccable service and comfort food in the Hong Kong landmark. www.mandarinoriental.com/hotel/514000587.asp
Amongst other retailers you will find Oliver’s and Citysuper both carry a good range of Glenfarclas expressions.
Bar Nemo, 1-11-11 Asakusa, Taito-Ku, Tokyo. Tel. 03 3841 3668
This tiny bar is home to one of the largest collections of Glenfarclas worldwide.
Bar Highlander, Hotel Okura.
The Glenfarclas board room in Asia.
Musashiya and Sasaki offer The Family Casks by mail order from their respective websites.
Glenfarclas now available from the Malt Shop, the pioneer whisky shop in a land of blends.
Vault 82 now offers the full range of The Family Casks by the dram. Nearby is the unforgettable Speakeasy Mortar. For the latest on both bars visit their Facebook pages.
Whisky Galore – Michael Fraser Milne always makes us feel at home when we visit New Zealand. So he should, Michael hails from Huntly, and he stocks the full range of Glenfarclas. Find his new store at 66, Victoria Street, Christchurch, 8013797, New Zealand, Tel: +64 (3) 377 6824
Known as either L’arrière-cour or Backyard, this is quite a challenge to find at No. 4, Lane 23, Sec. 2 An-Ho Road, Taipei, but you will be rewarded with a fantastic selection and impeccable service.
The Finishing Post, at the Pan Pacific Bangkok, now has a full set of The Family Casks behind the bar.
Potstill - The finest whisky shop in Austria.
A selection of Glenfarclas is also available from www.weinwelt.at and Interspar.
For a dram in Copenhagen try Kurts Karport.
Visit H.J. Hansen's wonderful food, wine and whisky emporium at Vestergade 97 – 101, Odense.
Kokkens Vinhus stocks a great range of Glenfarclas.
Café Brun, this is a great wee bar in Bordeaux, to be found at 45 Rue Saint-Rémi.
Comptoir Irlandais; despite the name, this chain of 41 stores has an excellent selection of Scotch Whisky. www.comptoir-irlandais.com
Islay Restaurant and Bar, Thierschstr. 14, Munich www.islay-whiskybar.de
Ulrike Putz had a dream about Scotland. This is what she saw.
Restauration Zur alten Laterne, Alt-Kopenick 31/33, 12555 Berlin-Kopenick www.altelaterne.de
George Grant’s local in Berlin.
With regard stockists, you can’t go wrong with Flickenschild Whisky & Cigars of; Berliner Platz 2a, 25524 Itzehoe www.whizita.de.
And why does the UK not have stores like the excellent Kauhof and Karstadt chains?
Pretzels, Sittard: www.pretzels.nl
Who stock a fine choice of Glenfarclas.
To buy Glenfarclas amongst others try;
Vidra, Wervershoof; www.slijterij-vidra.nl
Which stocks a complete set of The Family Casks
Or Verhaar Whiskyshop,Bilthoven; www.whiskyshop.nl
Established by the legendry Harry Verhaar
Terminus Whiskybar, Grand Terminus Hotel, Bergen
Fabulous whisky bar, a stone's throw from Bergen station, which serves, amongst many others, Glenfarclas 105 20 Years Old by the dram.
Underbar, Aker Brygge, Holmensgt, Oslo.
Fantastic whisky bar which stocks a wide selection of The Family Casks, one for each birth year of the barstaff.
For a dram, the recently opened Bristol Club is now the home of malt whisky in Warsaw.
Nearby is a branch of Ballantine's Skelp, which stocks a wide range of Glenfarclas to take home.
Gran de Gracia, 81 08012, Barcelona, www.botafumeiro.es
A favourite with American presidents. The seafood is alive and kicking, and the bar is home to three bottles of Glenfarclas.
Akkurat - The home of malt whisky in Sweden.
The Bishops Arms - A wonderful chain of more than 30 British pubs across Sweden.
Ystad Saltsjöbad - Enjoy The Family Casks by the dram at this lovely spa hotel on the southern tip of Sweden.
Hotel Montana, Luzern
You will find a complete set of The Family Casks in the Louis Bar, all available by the dram.
Pubs in England
Glenfarclas 10 Years Old is now available from fifty Fullers Pubs across London and Birmingham. The Albannach in London’s Trafalgar Square is quickly gaining a reputation for being Scotland’s embassy south of the border. Stay in the Glenfarclas room at The Lamb Inn, in Wiltshire.
Pubs in Scotland
We may travel the world, but two of the best whisky bars are on our doorstep, The Mash Tun, Aberlour and the Highlander Inn, Craigellachie. In Edinburgh try the Bow Bar, on Victoria Street, a traditional pub and a real ale and whisky sanctuary.
Of the many fine retailers try:
Constantine Stores www.drinkfinder.co.uk
Gordon & MacPhail www.gordonandmacphail.com
Robbie's Drams www.robbiesdrams.com
Royal Mile Whiskies www.royalmilewhiskies.com
Lincoln Whisky Shop www.lincolnwhiskyshop.co.uk
Loch Fyne Whiskies www.lfw.co.uk
The Whisky Exchange www.thewhiskyexchange.com
The Whisky Shop Dufftown www.whiskyshopdufftown.co.uk
Whisky Castle www.whiskycastle.com
Any Booze www.anybooze.com
Dining out in Vancouver? Try the Blue Water Café and Raw Bar, West and Cin Cin which stock a great selection of Glenfarclas.
Of the private retailers try:
16th St Liquor Store, West Vancouver
Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver www.legacyliquorstore.com
Coal Harbour Liquor, Vacouver www.coalharbourliquorstore.com
Willow Park, Calgary www.willowpark.net
Kensington Wine Market, Calgary www.kensigtonwinemarket.com
The Strath, Victoria www.strathliquor.com
From the glen of green grass land to Greenland, Glenfarclas now available in Nuuk
Delilah’s, Chicago – Loud, very loud, lots of whisky and always busy.
Clark Street Ale House, Chicago - Fantastic crowd, who enjoy great drams
742 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610
Keens Steak House New York – Amazing bar, great steaks, lots of atmosphere
DBA, New York – Lovely cocktails. The place to be after Whisky Fest.
St Andrew’s Bar – Home from home, with a tartan dress code.
Looking for that special bottle of Glenfarclas? Amongst others try:
Binny’s Beverage Depot, Chicago www.binnys.com
Federal Wine And Spirt’s, Boston www.federalwine.com
Park Avenue Liquors, New York www.parkaveliquor.com
Sam’s Wine and Spirits, Chicago www.samswine.com
Traverso’s, Santa Rosa, California www.traversos.com - you can meet Michael Traverso at; www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbGfh7qHQhw
Glenfarclas on You Tube - A company video from the 1980's, but not much has changed at Glenfarclas since.
See also A Guide to Whisky, produced by students from Napier University, which includes a tour of Glenfarclas.
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