Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release IX, 1986, 25 Years Old

ABV 58.4%
REVIEWED Issue 107
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Brand: Glenfarclas, The Family Casks
Expression: Release IX, 1986, 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
ABV: 58.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Like you just walked into a dunnage warehouse, damp casks, that earthynote, seasoned logs and leaf mulch in autumn.
Palate: Follows on from the nose, deep, dark earthy notes, autumnal evenings,turned soil and then the oak grips through.
Finish: Some sweetness comes through.
Comment: A lovely whisky for this time of year, certainly plenty of oak grip.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Woody. Damp wood. Musty scent. Strong earthiness.
Palate: Sweet and bitter. Deep astringency. The same earthy/musty character ason the nose. Walnut skin. Some spices. Wood has taken the lead in adominating manner.
Finish: Sweet and bitter. Fading quickly.
Comment: You have got to like woody whiskies to appreciate this one. The sweetnesscannot balance the astringency.
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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