Glenfarclas The Family Casks

Release III, 1969, 39 Years Old, Cask No. 3188

ABV 55%
REVIEWED Issue 81
Specifications
Brand: Glenfarclas
Expression: Release III, 1969, 39 Years Old, Cask No. 3188
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 39 years old
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Glenfarclas Distillery, Marypark, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Another sherry bomb,this time with big roasted notes. Mocha and slight meatiness. Bitter cacao. Barbeque,dry timber,struck match.
Palate: Big sulphur character. Meaty with some liquorice and walnut. Has presence and a firm grip. With water it stretches into bitter peels.
Finish: Tight and slightly smoky.
Comment: Big and tannic. Would add structure to a blend.
7.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Woody. An unpleasant rubbery note (warm tyre). Grippy oak. Damp wood. Earthy. Moss. Hint of treacle and burnt sugar. Walnut stain. Dark chocolate.
Palate: Wood has the power. Hard to taste anything else than oak. Bitter witha sweet touch. Maybe a taste of cocoa powder.
Finish: Dry,bitter. Musty.
Comment: If you look for balance and layers of flavours,this whisky is not for you. Norfor me !
7.0
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