Glenfarclas Whisky Auction Analysis & Price Trends

Glenfarclas distillery
Country Scotland
Founded 1836
Status Active
Website http://www.glenfarclas.co.u…
Owner J&G Grant
Wash stills 3
Spirit stills 3
WhiskyBase rating 87.73

The story of the Glenfarclas Grants, started in 1805, when John Grant, the present Chairman’s great-great grandfather, was born on the farm of Lynbeg, at Glenlivet, in the heart of Speyside.

The distillery sits in the moors of Banffshire, just a mile from the River Spey. Glenfarclas has always been, and it seems will remain to be, one of Scotland's only family run distilleries.

Now 200 years since the birth of John Grant, his descendants continue to act as custodians of the Glenfarclas Distillery, and remain committed to the principle of producing superior quality Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky. Whilst you may not find Glenfarclas in every supermarket, the Distillery’s reputation is well regarded around the world.

Among all the interesting releases, several ones, highly rated according to WhiskyBase, can be highlighted:

Bottles that could be intriguing for whisky collectors and investors due to their potential value & rarity

Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary
Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary - 700 ml / 46%
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Glenfarclas 40 Year Old
Glenfarclas 40 Year Old - 700 ml / 46%
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Glenfarclas 1990 - Cask no. 5117 - The Family Casks
Glenfarclas 1990 - Cask no. 5117 - The Family Casks - 700 ml / 51.9%
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Glenfarclas 105 - 40 Year Old - 40th Anniversary - Cask Strength
Glenfarclas 105 - 40 Year Old - 40th Anniversary - Cask Strength - 700 ml / 60%
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Glenfarclas 1966 - Fino Casks - Family Collector Series I
Glenfarclas 1966 - Fino Casks - Family Collector Series I - 700 ml / 50.5%
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Explore Glenfarclas Lots From Online Auctions

More than 39057 finished and 126 live Glenfarclas whisky lots in our database. If you are interested in one of the following questions, you have come to the right place:

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Top 10 Expensive Glenfarclas Whiskies Sold at Auctions

All prices in £ by default. To see values in $ or € - click on Hammer price
Date Lot Auction Hammer
Sep 2022 Glenfarclas Family Cask 1954 - 2003 Trunk - 50 x 20cl auction ended Scotch Whisky Auctions £ 62000.0
Jun 2020 Glenfarclas Family Cask 1954 - 2003 Trunk - 50 x 20cl auction ended Scotch Whisky Auctions £ 60000.0
Apr 2021 Glenfarclas Family Cask 1954 - 2003 Trunk - 50 x 20cl auction ended Scotch Whisky Auctions £ 56000.0
Apr 2023 Glenfarclas The Family Casks Trunk (50 Bt 20cl) auction ended Sotheby's Whisky Auction £ 55000.0
Mar 2020 Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk auction ended Sotheby's Whisky Auction £ 55000.0
Oct 2023 Glenfarclas 55 Year Old Single Casks 1967 & 1968 (2 Bt 70cl) auction ended Sotheby's Whisky Auction £ 30000.0
Feb 2024 Glenfarclas 1953 Pagoda Sapphire Reserve 63 Year Old #1677 1.5 Litre / One of 45 auction ended Whisky Auctioneer £ 28500.0
Feb 2022 1 Speyside Region 1995 Refill Sherry Hogshead #95/55 2296 - Cask in storage at Glenfarclas auction ended Whisky Auctioneer £ 28000.0
Feb 2024 Glenfarclas 1954 Pagoda Ruby Reserve 62 Year Old #445 1.5 Litre / One of 62 auction ended Whisky Auctioneer £ 26000.0
Apr 2022 Glenfarclas 1953 63 years old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve (Silver) - Cask no. 1677 - Original bottling - 70cl auction ended Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 25699.0
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Glenfarclas live lots on Catawiki Whisky Auction

All prices in £ by default. To see update time and values in $ or € - click on Last bid
End date Lot Auction Last Bid Want it?
Jul 18 21:12 Glenfarclas 1996 - Premium Edition Oloroso Sherry Casks - Original bottling - b. 2015 - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 30.0 Place Bid
Jul 19 20:01 Glenfarclas - 105 - Original bottling - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 4.0 Place Bid
Jul 20 20:38 Glenfarclas - 15yo, 21yo & 25yo - Original bottling - 20cl - 3 bottles live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 15.0 Place Bid
Jul 20 21:29 Glenfarclas 1989 - Premium Edition Oloroso Sherry Cask - Original bottling - b. 2001 - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 115.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:16 Glenfarclas 1977 - The Family Casks - Original bottling - b. 2006 - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 227.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:17 Glenfarclas 1978 - The Family Casks - Original bottling - b. 2007 - 700ml live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 227.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:22 Glenfarclas 8 years old - All Malt Unblended - Original bottling - b. 1960s - 75cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 15.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:26 Glenfarclas 30 years old - Warehouse Edition - Original bottling - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 310.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:27 Glenfarclas 35 years old - Original bottling - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 500.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:28 Glenfarclas 40 years old - Warehouse Edition - Original bottling - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 425.0 Place Bid
Explore all 126 Glenfarclas live lots

Top 20 Expensive Glenfarclas Whiskies From Online Retailers

Don't want to depend on the fortunes of buying whisky at auctions? It's always possible to buy a bottle of Glenfarclas in an online shop. Compare all offers and choose the best one!

Shop Item Desc Extra Price Buy It
Master of Malt Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk Single Malt Whisky - 1000Cl / 50% - - £ 115000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Glenfarclas 1953 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve (Gold) Magnum - 150cl / 45.7% - - £ 67000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Glenfarclas Pagoda Trilogy Gold, Silver & Bronze - 210cl / 48.7% - - £ 66000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Glenfarclas 1953 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve (Silver) Magnum - 150cl / 45.7% - - £ 61000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Glenfarclas 1954 62 Year Old Pagoda Ruby Reserve (Gold Ed.) - 70cl / 44.8% - - £ 29950.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Glenfarclas 1953 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve (Silver) - 70cl / 45.7% - - £ 28500.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Glenfarclas 1954 62 Year Old Pagoda Ruby Reserve Silver - 70cl / 44.8% - - £ 27250.0 Buy It
The Whisky Barrel Glenfarclas 1959 Family Casks Release S14 - Cask: #1821 - 70cl / 46.4% - - £ 25000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Barrel Glenfarclas 1959 Family Casks Release W15 - Cask: #1822 - 70cl / 47.1% - - £ 25000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Barrel Glenfarclas 1958 Family Casks Release A13 - Cask: #2064 - 70cl / 44.2% - - £ 25000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Barrel Glenfarclas 1959 Family Casks Release SP15 - Cask: #3226 - 70cl / 55.2% - - £ 25000.0 Buy It
Hard To Find Whisky Glenfarclas - The Family Casks #1678 1953 53 Year Old - 70Cl | 53.7% - - £ 14999.95 Buy It
Hard To Find Whisky Glenfarclas - The Family Casks #1678 - 1953 53 Year Old - 70Cl | 53.7% - - £ 14999.95 Buy It
Hard To Find Whisky Glenfarclas - The Family Casks #444 - 1954 53 Year Old - 70Cl | 52.6% - - £ 14699.95 Buy It
Hard To Find Whisky Glenfarclas - The Family Casks #444 1954 53 Year Old - 70Cl | 52.6% - - £ 14699.95 Buy It
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Frequently Asked Questions

In the FAQ section will find answers to common questions that interest collectors and investors

The value of a Glenfarclas whisky bottle can be influenced by several factors. Below is a detailed breakdown based on key aspects:

  1. Identification of the Bottle: Initially, it's essential to accurately identify the bottle in question. Familiarity with the specific release, including the release year, alcohol strength, and maturation period, will aid in its valuation.
  2. Specific Bottle Variation: Numerous releases of Glenfarclas whisky have occurred over the years. The specific release to which a bottle belongs greatly impacts its value. Additionally, the condition of the bottle, the labeling, and the level of fill are crucial factors in determining its worth.
  3. Sale or Purchase Venue: The platform or venue where you choose to buy or sell the whisky bottle can significantly affect its price. Typically, bottles can be acquired for a lower price at auctions, while retail stores may have higher markups. If selling as a private individual, the most realistic price benchmark is its auction price, although auction commission fees will apply.

Furthermore, by utilizing the Whisky Hunter service, you can independently evaluate the value of your whisky bottle. Our platform offers a thorough analysis and valuable insights to help ascertain the actual market value of your Glenfarclas whisky bottle.

The variation in price for the same bottle across different auctions can be attributed to several factors:

  • Diverse Bidder Base: Different auctions attract various types of bidders, each with their own valuation of the bottle, which in turn influences the final price.
  • Geographical Differences: The region in which an auction is held can impact demand, especially if certain Glenfarclas releases are scarce or unavailable in specific markets, thus affecting the price.
  • Auction Timing: The timing of an auction can influence price due to external factors such as market trends or seasonal demand.

The profitability of buying or selling a Glenfarclas whisky bottle can be impacted by several factors:

  • Geographical Location: Your location can affect both buying and selling opportunities, impacting the overall cost and ease of the transaction.
  • Shipping Logistics: Considering the logistics and costs tied to shipping the bottle for sale or after purchase is vital for making an informed decision.
  • Auction Platforms: Auction platforms often reflect the most accurate market price for buying or selling. However, aspects like commission rates, bidder preferences, and auction timing can result in price variations across platforms.
  • Market Trends: In-depth research into the current market conditions and historical data can aid in identifying trends and forecasting potential opportunities for buying or selling Glenfarclas at a favorable price.

Ascertain the most profitable venue for buying or selling a specific bottle requires a careful examination of these factors. Our analysis tools allow you to compare specific bottles across auctions and regions, providing valuable insights. By leveraging these insights and adopting a meticulous, research-driven approach, you can pinpoint opportunities that align with your goals, optimizing profitability and satisfaction in your whisky transactions.

Forecasting the value fluctuation of a Glenfarclas whisky over time is a nuanced and uncertain task. Although past auction prices provide historical insights, they don't necessarily indicate future trends. In the short term, like 1-2 months, recent auction cycles might offer a rough estimate of the bottle's value, but long-term projections are significantly more complex.

The price of a Glenfarclas whisky is swayed by market demand and supply, influenced by numerous factors including rarity, age, branding, economic conditions, and consumer preferences, all of which are unpredictable. Even in the near future, market behavior can be capricious.

Markets often exhibit cyclical tendencies—following a decline, there might be growth. However, this pattern isn't guaranteed, and investment decisions shouldn't solely hinge on this assumption. It's prudent to consult with whisky investment specialists or utilize analytical tools and data available on platforms like ours to decipher the unique traits and trends of the whisky market.

In summation, whisky investment intertwines both art and science, requiring a profound understanding of the product, market dynamics, and one's investment goals. A balanced approach melding patience, research, and a readiness to navigate the intricacies of the whisky realm may foster rewarding investment experiences. Yet, it's vital to remember, like all investments, inherent risks are involved, and past performance doesn't foretell future outcomes.

Investing in a cask of Glenfarclas offers a unique opportunity that could potentially yield profits, albeit with its inherent set of risks and complexities. Here's a detailed examination of various facets to consider:

  1. Unique Investment Avenue:

    Whisky cask investment is a unique venture that can be profitable, yet it necessitates a deep understanding and acceptance of the associated risks.

  2. Storage Considerations:

    Delving into the specifics of cask storage—including costs, conditions, and regulatory compliance—is crucial to ensure optimal maturation conditions.

  3. Ownership Transfer Intricacies:

    Understanding the intricacies involved in the transfer of cask ownership rights, ensuring proper documentation and adherence to legal procedures, is vital to secure your investment.

  4. Fraud Prevention:

    Given the potential for fraud, thorough scrutiny of ownership transfer details and vetting the seller is imperative to mitigate risks.

  5. Auction Acquisitions:

    Acquiring casks at reputable whisky auctions is generally less risky, as auction houses often vet sellers and ensure the legitimacy of the ownership transfer.

  6. Investment Analysis:

    Our platform provides resources to evaluate the viability of investing in a cask of Glenfarclas. With data on over 1,000 casks sold or listed at auctions, you can leverage our platform for a thorough analysis. Refer to this blog article on analyzing whisky cask sales at auctions using our platform.

In summation, a cask investment in Glenfarclas requires a comprehensive understanding of the whisky market, legal procedures, and the specifics of cask ownership and storage. Platforms like ours can offer valuable insights and data to aid in making an informed investment decision.

The collectibility of a Glenfarclas whisky hinges on several factors. Here are some key aspects to ponder:

  • Rarity: Limited editions or discontinued bottles often pique collectors' interest.
  • Brand Prestige: Renowned brands or producers usually hold a higher esteem in the collector's realm.
  • Historical Significance: Bottles linked to notable events or personalities may appreciate in value.
  • Condition and Packaging: The bottle's appearance and packaging, including label, capsule, and box, play a significant role in its valuation.
  • Market Trends: Prevailing market trends and investor sentiment can influence the collectibility of the whisky.
  • Personal Affinity: Your own tastes and the thematic alignment of your collection should steer your decision.

Integrating a bottle of Glenfarclas into your whisky collection is fundamentally a personal endeavor, steered by your interests, budget, and collection strategy. Our platform facilitates a thorough exploration of the collectible whisky market, enabling you to compare options and make an enlightened decision that resonates with your objectives.

  • We endeavor to furnish precise and exhaustive data. Utilizing a blend of automated tools and manual verification, our team aggregates information from trustworthy and open sources.
  • Though we prioritize accuracy, it's crucial to recognize that errors, albeit rare, may transpire. Our platform facilitates easy cross-referencing with primary sources, which we highly recommend to affirm the data's validity.
  • Beyond data, we extend analytical tools to help decipher market trends and evaluate a particular bottle's value, aiding you in making informed decisions.

It's pivotal to note that our platform is an informational resource and should be leveraged alongside professional guidance for investment or purchasing decisions. We furnish all data sans liability and underscore that it does not constitute investment advice. It's prudent to assess risks and seek professional counsel when requisite.

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