SMWS 1.81 / 27 Year Old / "Swarfega" / Sherry Cask

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SMWS 1.81 / 27 Year Old / "Swarfega" / Sherry Cask
70cl / 55.6%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
A 1970 vintage single cask Glenfarclas from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, bottled in February 1998 at 27 years of age. Just 189 bottles came out of the sherry cask.
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More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerScotch Malt Whisky SocietyBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesSMWSAge27 Year OldVintage1970Bottling DateFeb 1998Cask TypeSherryCask Number1.81No of Bottles189
Tasting Notes:
Tasting notes from the SMWS
The distillery which made this venerable malt is still owned and run by the descendants of its founder. It nestles in a green valley in the shadow of Ben Rinnes and has the largest stills and mash tun on Speyside. It produces a benchmark Speyside, but this example is excitingly aberrant. It is curiously green in colour - reminiscent of Swarfega, the antiseptic hand wash jelly. Even stranger, it smells a bit like Swarfega; this and syrup of figs, liquorice and cut grass from an oily lawnmower. Your guests might be pressed to identify it as whisky. But the flavour is splendid; very sweet and clean, with perfume and almonds when taken straight; more waxy when reduced.
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