Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release III, 1952, 55 Years Old, Cask No. 1713, Plain Hogshead

ABV 47.3%
REVIEWED Issue 79
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Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: Release III, 1952, 55 Years Old, Cask No. 1713, Plain Hogshead
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 55 years old
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 47.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Complex and deep. A mix of earthy fragrance with some sultana behind. Restrained,enigmatic and fascinating. Honeyed tones with earthiness.
Palate: Smoky start. Quite vinous in texture. Fruits and then a drying finish. Roasted nut. Physically coppery. Long,subtle and elemental.
Finish: Long with and elegant pure fruit and a hint of smoke.
Comment: Remarkable.
8.4
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Oily,nearly tarry. Odd smell of car oil, like entering a garage. Some biscuitynotes come through.
Palate: Crisp, dry. Earthy note. Watercress. Salty taste.
Finish: Liquorice,still dry but with a sweet note.
Comment: A tired cask ? An unusual taste. There is a dour note in this whisky which is not attractive but the salty flavour is appetising. I am puzzled!
7.4
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Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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