Glenfarclas 1952 / The Family Casks I

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Glenfarclas 1952 / The Family Casks I
70cl / 56.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The first release of 1952 vintage whisky in Glenfarclas's Family Cask range, the oldest whisky that they had stocks of. This is a bit different to many of the Glenfarclas releases as it's matured in a Plain Cask - probably an ex-bourbon cask.
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More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesThe Family CasksVintage1952Cask Number1712No of Bottles110
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by George S. Grant (Glenfarclas Brand Ambassador)

A light whisky, though dark for a plain cask. The colour is like fudge.

This is the oldest whisky we have stocks of, so it definitely demands respect. For some reason we don’t have any stock from 1951, the year my father was born.

A good smoky nose with a lingering vanilla, lightly floral which is surprising from such an old whisky. Boiled sweets on the front of your taste buds, like pear drops. Followed with some citrus notes.

Again smoke is present, perhaps a day when dramming time got in the way of extinguishing the peat from under the maltings?

A drop or two of water, giving this whisky time to breathe some air, releases more earthy flavours.

Finish is light and crisp, not a typical Glenfarclas but what we would expect from a cask that has been used several times.

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