Another rare independent, owned and run by the fifth and sixth generation of Grants, Glenfarclas is known for Speyside whiskies strongly influenced by time casks that once contained Sherry. At 60-per-cent alcohol, this is powerful stuff, yet its complexity is never obscured by heat. Expect sweet candied orange up front, with added nuances of toffee, vanilla, spice fruit and chocolate all carried on an oily-rich texture. Sublime. $73.50 in Quebec, $69.99 in New Brunswick, $62.48 in Nova Scotia.