Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release X, 1985

ABV 44.9%
REVIEWED Issue 111
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Brand: Glenfarclas, The Family Casks
Expression: Release X, 1985
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 26 years old
ABV: 44.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 111
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich and deep. Exotic wood, antiques shop. Lots of wood but displaying elegant oaky notes. Followed by sweeter aromas of dried fruit. Dates, prunes. Séville oranges. Soft spices. Reminds me of an old cognac. A floral touch. Peony. Complex.
Palate: Sweet and round. The same harmonious elegancy as on the nose. Gingerbread, crème caramel. Chocolate toffee. Long peppercorn.
Finish: Lingering, sensual, delicately spicy.
Comment: A sherry second fill cask? Superb, rewarding, well balanced, complex. Bring the best chocolate!
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Sweet autumn leaves, toasted marshmallows, old wooden boxes, a meaty edge. There are some complex floral notes, creamy coconut sweets.
Palate: So mellow and smooth, chocolate buttons and hard candy shells, candied orange and lemon peel. Sweet sugar waffles.
Finish: Long, clinging with mango and orange.
Comment: Summer is here, a gorgeous dram.
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Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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