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 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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