Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release III, 1959, Cask No. 3227

ABV 50.9%
REVIEWED Issue 80
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Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: Release III, 1959, Cask No. 3227
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 50.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: As black as ink. Espresso,treacle and Jamaica ginger cake. Lightly sulphury/meaty. Masses of bitter chocolate with a slight smokiness.
Palate: Bitter chocolate,chicory and big tannins,A dried mint character is in there alongside the meaty/gravy browning notes. Water accentuates the tannins.
Finish: Tight. Cacao
Comment: A great vintage (!) but too long in cask for me.
6.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich,concentrated. Very oaky. Tobacco, hickory. With a sour note. A hint of Marmite. Walnut stain.
Palate: Astringent, bitter. Like a very strong coffee and chicory extract. Very harsh.Leaves an unpleasant taste.
Finish: Exactly like above. Quite lingering.
Comment: The flavours are so masked by oak that you can't decide what type of whisky you are sampling. For me,can only be drunk as a medicine. But if you don't need it,better avoid it.
6.8
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Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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