The Glenfarclas scotch whisky distillery has been owned and operated by the same family for 130 years in the Speyside region of Scotland. No, it’s not small by any stretch, but neither is the distillery a tentacle connected to some international “kraken” of a corporation. It’s a family affair.
Maybe that is part of the reason George Grant (the owner) and his crew avoid the practice of finishing whiskies in different casks prior to bottling. Instead of moving spirits around like a game of musical chairs, everything stays put in dunnage warehouses. Eventually, after enough time has passed, the relevant casks are selected and combined for a bottling run.