Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release III, 1957, 50 Years Old, Cask No. 2, Sherry Hogshead

ABV 46.2%
REVIEWED Issue 79
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Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: Release III, 1957, 50 Years Old, Cask No. 2, Sherry Hogshead
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 50 years old
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 46.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich oak. Sweet fruit notes. Dry apricot, damson plums. Walnut stain.
Palate: Syrupy,thick but so astringent. Cocoa beans. So much oak. The dried fruit is covered by a thick coat of dark chocolate. Coffee beans too.
Finish: Dry,bitter,not as long as expected.
Comment: An old fellow which has been drowned in oak. Where is the distillery character?
7.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Dense, yet sweet. Mix of coffee,dusty sherried notes. Sooty smoke. Goes deep into leaf mould,carbonised fruits,burnt sticks,then menthol.
Palate: Dry,firm tannic structure. There's residual sweetness here,the cask has had such huge influence. Tight even with water and a little too bitter for me.
Finish: Slightly astringent. Bitter chocolate.
Comment: Just too much cask influence for the sake of balance.
7.0
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Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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