1961 Sherry Hogshead

ABV 54.4%
REVIEWED Issue 101
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Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: 1961 Sherry Hogshead
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 54.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich, dark. Obviously an old timer. Exotic wood. Marmite. Candied prunes. Soft spices.
Palate: Astringent and bitter. Wood has pumped up all the maltiness, and it does not 'taste'
Finish: Lingering. Very perfumy. Rosehips and Turkish delight.
Comment: Again, wood has taken the lead and the balance is lost. But there is a lot of charm in that old piece of history. So difficult to score.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: An old fortified wine cellar - either Malaga or Jerez. Pitch and tar and concentrated oxidised fruits even a hint of cheese rind. Intense.
Palate: Firm and tannic with bitter edges.
Finish: Tight and hard.
Comment: Fascinating though the nose is there's just too much cask here which pushes everything towards the bitter end of the flavour spectrum.
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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