Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release IX, 1965, 46 Years Old

ABV 53.7%
REVIEWED Issue 106
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Brand: Glenfarclas, The Family Casks
Expression: Release IX, 1965, 46 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 46 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 53.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Stewed oranges, Parkin cake, ginger bread, church incense. Damp leatherbooks and dunnage warehouses, oolong tea.
Palate: Bitter orange peel, plum pudding, a tad smoky. That damp note comes through with wet coffee grinds.
Finish: Drying with oak astringency.
Comment: A big oaky beast, perfect for a late night nightcap.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sour oakiness. Wet wood, humus. Damp warehouse. Cider cellar.
Palate: Sweet at first then very bitter. A musty flavour. A touch of strong coffee and soft spices.
Finish: Dry, astringent, spicy with a sweet nutty aftertaste.
Comment: This whisky has certainly lost its balance. You have got to like oaky whiskies. I miss the distillery character.
Visit the distillery
Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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