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Glenfarclas 50 Year Old / Crystal Decanter

    70cl / 50%  -  Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A stunning distillery bottling of Glenfarclas 50yo for The Whisky Exchange. Aged over 50 years in a single refill sherry cask, and bottled at a remarkable 50% abv, just 87 bottles were yielded from the cask. This incredibly rare Glenfarclas has been packaged in a gorgeous crystal decanter.

  £4,500.00 inc.VAT (£3,750.00 ex. VAT) Buy this product
More Details
Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes by Tim F

N:  Wow - where to start?  Marmalade initially, then sugared almonds, church pew, leather and burnt wood.  Constantly evolving - we find hot-buttered toast, fruitcake, golden syrup, prune, sweetpea, grapefruit and a faint hint of cocoa - chocolate orange, perhaps.  An absolutely bewitching nose that offers something new on every sniff. Incredible depth and balance.

P:  Toasted oak, plenty of citrus (orange and grapefruit again), legumes, a healthy dash of pepper, syrup, honeyed oats, satsuma peel, brown sugar and some quite herby touches - but the main thrust is maltiness of amazing elegance and purity, perfectly counterpointing the fine-grained oak tannins. 

F:  A long, warm, slow fade of perfectly-integrated malt, wood and pepper.  The complexity is breath-taking.

C:  A captivating dram that makes you fall head over heels in love with whisky all over again.  This is single malt whisky of the kind that could only have come from a refill sherry cask of the most stupendous quality.  Adding water would be sacrilege when a malt wears its strength so lightly.  Be brave and take it as nature intended.


Few distilleries can produce a spirit capable of dealing with half a century of maturation, even in the finest casks. Glenfarclas is one of them, and this bottling represents one of their finest hours.

Glenfarclas Distillery

An awe-inspiring malt from one of our favourite Speyside distilleries, this Glenfarclas comes from a 1950s refill sherry cask.  After five decades in wood, the chosen cask yielded just 87 bottles of what we believe is one of the finest whiskies ever to be made at this famous distillery.

Bottled at 50% abv in a simple, elegant crystal decanter, Glenfarclas 50yo has an extraordinary nose of marmalade, leather and Christmas cask, aromas reflected on the palate, which showcases a bewildering array of flavours and depth alongside a gentle, crystal-clear maltiness. 

Glenfarclas Cask


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