The pagoda-style kiln invented by Charles Doig more than 130 years ago, turned the pagoda roof structure common to Asia, into a Scotch whisky icon. It became an integral part of the whisky making process, and today remains a sentimental relic of malt whisky production of years gone by.

Glenfarclas decommissioned its Pagoda Kiln in 1972, it now serves as a historical representation of single malt production. The iconic structure sits above the entrance to the Glenfarclas Visitor Centre which was opened to the public in 1973, and not only acts as a beacon to draw whisky lovers from across the globe to the Glenfarclas distillery but also as the inspiration behind the now legendary Glenfarclas Pagoda Reserve Series of collectable single malt scotch whiskies which all predate 1972.