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Glenfarclas 1968

Overall rating
92.83/100
votes
71
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks - Special Release
Vintage
07.02.1968
Bottled
09.09.2009
Stated Age
41 years old
Casktype
Fino Sherry Cask
Casknumber
699
Number of bottles
35
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Lindores Whisky Society
Added on
29 Sep 2009 7:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 755,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1968

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.83 points

  1. svenske2015 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    split cask - see here: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/41762/glenfarclas-1968

  2. gunnie76 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This is a split cask with Thosop of Luc Timmermans. Bottled the same day.Th ebottle doesn`t say how many bottles.

  3. dramark scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    complex round whisky, like
    • Nose
      92 92
      voluminous fruit basket, with tobacco, dark honey, syrup, vanilla, wood and leather
    • Taste
      90 90
      velvety, tropical fruits, plums, garden herbs, orange peel
    • Finish
      93 93
      warm, tobacco, pepper or some smoke?

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. svenske2015 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    whiskyfun:

    Glenfarclas 1968/2009 (51.2%, OB for Lindores Whisky Society 5th anniversary, cask #699, 11 bottles)  One would expect Mr Timmermans, a patented Glenfarclas collector, would select a good cask for his club. Colour: deep gold. Nose: right, this is exceptional indeed. It’s got everything that the 1967 had plus an extremely luscious yet complex fruitiness that reminds me of the first 1965 Family Cask. Probably more various fruits than a costermonger would know and also some wonderful whiffs of beehive (minus the stings) and a little vanilla fudge. Perfect balance. With water: gets fantastically dry and elegant, very stylish, with whiffs of precious wood (wouldn’t a new Rolls-Royce smell like this?), steak and various herbs. Water truly brings another dimension. Mouth (neat): extremely big, dense and assertive, tasting higher than +/-50%, starting very liquoricy and with notes of Mandarine Impériale and maybe a little raspberry eau-de-vie. Very concentrated and without one single sign of overaging, it’s almost a little rough when unreduced! Hints of grape skins. With water: less development than on the nose but that’s not uncommon at all. More prunes, raspberry jam and soft spices. The oak comes through a bit. Finish: very long, even more on orange liqueur and pepper. Faint peatiness. Comments: big, big whisky. As they say, ‘I want to marry this whisky’. And one would almost wish to acquire the Belgian nationality! SGP:662 - 93 points

  6. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Superb Glenfarclas. Though the oak is certainly present, itâ€
    • Nose
      Very sophisticated. Complex layers of fruit mixed with sweeter notes of marzipan and marshmallows. Gentle sherry with honey and some vanilla. Cinnamon, pepper, toffee and cake. Some wax / oak polish, which brings it close to old Clynelish at times. A real gentleman.
    • Taste
      Big attack, fruity with hints of leather. Fresh raspberry jam and plums. Again slightly peppery with added notes of cloves. Very punchy and slightly meaty.
    • Finish
      Very long, on spicy oranges. Hints of tobacco. Getting drier.

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