Glenfarclas & Hine 1953
Auld Alliance

140cl / 42.9%
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An incredible set of spirits from Glenfarclas and Hine. Each was distilled in 1953, the year of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, and aged for 58 and 60 years respectively. The set was released in 2013 in time for the 60th anniversary and has been nicknamed 'The Auld Alliance'.

The bottles are each presented in a hand-made oak obelisk, including a secret drawer faced in wood from the spirits' casks. Only 125 sets have been released.
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Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes - Hine 1953

    This is a perfect example of an elegant Grande Champagne Cognac from one of the greatest vintages of the 20th century. A shimmering delicate amber in colour, a cognac which exhibits both body and distinction, aromas of spice, honey and walnuts from the French oak cask and the high humidity of the Hine cellars. This fine old Grande Champagne cognac seduces the palate with its velvety roundness, mellowness and taste of spices and passion fruit which harmoniously linger together, leaving a delicious long aftertaste.

    "I remember I was with my cousin Jacques watching the Coronation of the Queen on television on the 2nd of June 1953 at Jacques Hine’s grandmother’s house (1st floor of the 18, Quai de l’Orangerie) – now the Hine guest house. This was the very first time in my life I watched television."
    Bernard Hine, Honorary Chairman, 6th generation of the Hine family

  • Producer's Notes - Glenfarclas 1953

    This unique 1953 Glenfarclas is the oldest cask of whisky owned by the distillery, the contents of a single Spanish oak sherry cask. It has a gleaming rich sandy oak colour. Initially, a rich sherried nose which develops to reveal lovely toffee notes, followed by delicate oak with crisp fresh fruit at the bottom of the glass. A little air truly opens up this special Speyside malt whisky. Once it has had time to breathe, a warm taste of spices, stewed fruits and liquorice develops into an incredibly long finish of toffee apples and cinnamon sticks.

    "It always send a shiver down my spine, when drinking such an old whisky. My father was 18 months old when this was made, My Grandfather made this and I get the honour of sharing this magnificent whisky with you."
    George Grant, Director of Sales, 6th generation of the Grant family

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