Glenfarclas 17 Years Old is a limited-edition single malt that is released exclusively for the North American, Japanese and Travel Retail markets. The whisky matured in both bourbon and sherry casks and is bottled at 43% ABV. The Speyside distillery Glenfarclas started production somewhere in the late 18th century. It received a license in 1836, when it was run by Robert Hay. After his death in 1865, the distillery was sold to John Grant and his son George. More than 150 years later Glenfarclas is still in the hands of the Grant family, making it one of the last truly independent distilleries left in Scotland.