- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Family Casks - Special Release
- Stated Age
- 41 years old
- Fino Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 51.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Lindores Whisky Society
- Added on
- 29 Sep 2009 7:17 pm
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72 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1968
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.81 points
- split cask - see here: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/41762/glenfarclas-1968
- This is a split cask with Thosop of Luc Timmermans. Bottled the same day.Th ebottle doesn`t say how many bottles.
- I'm not usually the biggest fan of the Glenfarclas but here, definitely, it works very well.
The balance is almost perfect. We are on a fino of beauty.
Just gorgeous nose.
First a wave of fruits. Apricots, peaches, papayas, mandarins.
Then clove, white chocolate, pepper, light leather and freshly cut wood.
The balance is perfect and the alcohol does not feel at all.
With aeration one enters a field a little more fresh and vegetal. The wax is revealed, as well as fresh mint, but also aromatic herbs.
In the mouth the pleasure continues.
The glass is oily and soft. Alcohol is also imperceptible.
Many fruits, a little more cooked and candied than on the nose. Peach, apple, tangerine, lemon candy.
Liquorice is also very present and wrapped camphor.
Superb finish on fruits, mainly oranges and mandarins, camphor, and pepper.
It is very long and makes good honor to the glass as a whole. Very light caramel.
Fresh mint is also present.
- complex round whisky, like
voluminous fruit basket, with tobacco, dark honey, syrup, vanilla, wood and leather
velvety, tropical fruits, plums, garden herbs, orange peel
warm, tobacco, pepper or some smoke?
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
- Superb Glenfarclas. Though the oak is certainly present, itâ€
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.
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.
Very long, on spicy oranges. Hints of tobacco. Getting drier.