Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release X, 1979

ABV 52.2%
REVIEWED Issue 111
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Brand: Glenfarclas, The Family Casks
Expression: Release X, 1979
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 34 years old
ABV: 52.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Earthy, autumnal, sherry must, but there is a lot of fruit here too, stewed pears, apple crumble, malt loaf.
Palate: Quite dark and dense in flavours, more fruit comes through.
Finish: Drying and crisp.
Comment: Holds together really well with wonderful complex flavours. Lovely stuff.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty and oaky. Farmyard note of wet straw. Then the nose opens on fruit. Stewed apples and medlars. Very autumnal, with an earthy touch. Fruit loaf with lots of sultanas. Complex, multilayered. Custard and toffee.
Palate: Crisp, lively. Sweet fruit then dusty spices emerge.
Finish: Long, slightly astringent then soothing on custardy notes.
Comment: A complex nose, a clean and lively palate. Alcohol is well mastered. Oak is well integrated. A touch of water cuts the edges. Very enjoyable.
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Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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