Glenfarclas 1955 / 50 Year Old / Sherry Cask

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Glenfarclas 1955 / 50 Year Old / Sherry Cask
70cl / 44.4%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Bottled in 2005 exactly fifty years to the day after it was distilled, this stunning Glenfarclas was hand-picked by George S. Grant to celebrate the Bicentenary of the birth of his Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather John Grant, a farmer and breeder of champion Aberdeen Angus cattle, who bought the Glenfarclas distillery in 1865. George Grant involved a couple of friends in the selection process, and when they spilled the beans about how good the cask they had found was the entire 110 bottles sold out before the whisky was even released. We believe that this could be the best malt ever released by one of our favourite distilleries.
£5,500.00
(£4,583.33 ex. VAT)
More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingBottling StatusDiscontinuedAge50 Year OldVintage1955
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom

Nose: Thick, resinous and richly scented with a drift of smoke overlaid by a beautiful perfume. Water pulls out a silky soft note with grilled nut, fig jam and with time honey. Layered and complex.

Palate: Sweet start. Light, tea-like tannins, hard toffee, chestnut, ginger spiciness. Silky feel.

Finish: Embers, oak, Dundee cake. Very long. Becomes a little tight with time.

Comment: A fantastic dram. Overlook this at your peril. 9/10

[These tasting notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine]

Tasting Notes by John Hansell (Malt Advocate)

Nose: Very complex and nicely balanced, with notes of burnished leather, roasted nuts, fruit cake, toffee apples, sultana, damp peat, and sappy oak.

Taste: A very soothing whisky, with the depth and maturity desired in a whisky 50 years old.

Comments: The oldest whisky ever bottled by Glenfarclas. Fortunately, Glenfarclas’s spirit ages gracefully.

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