70cl / 51.1%
A very special crystal decanter filled with a cask
strength 1953 vintage Glenfarclas, bottled to
commemorate the 60th anniversary of the
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953.
5cl / 51.1%
An engraved 5cl miniature decanter of this
specially-selected 1953 vintage Glenfarclas
bottled at cask strength to commemorate the
60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation.
A limited release of only 60 specially
commissioned crystal decanters. Each
Coronation Decanter has been filled with a rare
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
distilled in 1953,
the year of the Coronation.
The whisky matured in a single oak cask
in Glenfarclas's cellars in Ballindalloch for almost
six full decades before being bottled at its
natural strength. Only air, wood and time
have influenced the development
of its magnificent
At first concentrated dark fruit, macadamia nuts and orange liqueur. Baked apples and raisins develop in
the glass for a more subtle style of whisky, while shiitake mushrooms, autumn leaves and sandalwood
add a wonderful savoury aspect. Spiced cake and dried fruit provide a balancing sweetness.
An initial launch into clove studded oranges and mulled wine, with fragrant arabica
coffee, dark chocolate and umami. The flavours then lighten and lead towards an
explosion of fruit - ripe mango and guava are balanced by grapefruit and juicy
mandarin. Behind this, gentle honey sweetness and barley sugar combine
with ground nutmeg and cinnamon to give a complex and rounded
body. Given time, tarragon and cedar wood compliment
leafy mint and cooked blackberries.
Soft orchard fruit and bread pudding linger on
the palate, with touches of hazelnut, fresh
mint and citrus juice leaving you
ready for another sip.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne
upon the death of her father, King George VI,
on 6th February 1952, and was proclaimed Queen
As tradition dictated that an appropriate period of mourning
should be observed for the preceding sovereign, the coronation
was held more than a year later on 2nd June 1953.
To commemorate the 60th anniversary
of this historic occasion, we are proud