Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release IX, 1989, 22 Years Old

ABV 55.9%
REVIEWED Issue 107
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Brand: Glenfarclas, The Family Casks
Expression: Release IX, 1989, 22 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
ABV: 55.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 107
Tasting notes
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Earthy, mossy and murky. Given time, some macerated cherries and darkchocolate begin to emerge, alongside a healthy slurp of Pedro Ximinez.
Palate: Aged sherry, more cherries, some muscovado sugar, strong black espresso and liquorice root.
Finish: Lingering notes of moist, chewed cigar and sour cherries.
Comment: A monster, anyone with a strong aversion to bold, sherried whiskies should probably look away now.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Aging tobacco, cedar wood humidors and seasoning logs. Big earthy tonesand very autumnal. A little black tea.
Palate: Rich and lush with some dark fruits, cherries and blackberries. Big hit ofsherry with the bitter sweetness of wood tannins.
Finish: Keeps going with dark fruit and chocolate.
Comment: A fine sherry bomb, great for the autumn season.
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Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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