Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release IX, 1961, 50 Years Old

ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 106
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Brand: Glenfarclas, The Family Casks
Expression: Release IX, 1961, 50 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 50 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Deep dark treacle, intense cedar, pipe tobaccos, leather chairs, ginger, melon and Parma ham. Some French polish and beeswax, floral after a while.
Palate: Very thick and mysterious. Pine forest floors, bitter marmalade, that Parma ham meatiness. A hint of spearmint.
Finish: Drying with a lavender bread note.
Comment: Such grace and layers for an old whisky. Gorgeous.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense oakiness. Cedar wood. Antique shop. Overcooked damson fruit jam. Dark chocolate. Vetiver root.
Palate: Bitter chocolate, bitter liquorice root, bitter raisins. There is a lot of elegancyand complexity. Reminiscent of very old cognacs.
Finish: Bitter and sweet. Not as lingering as expected. Dusty black pepper.
Comment: Difficult to evaluate these very old whiskies. This sherry cask retains complexity, charm and distinction.
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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