I never thought that a 4th-Fill keg could still transport such fantastic flavors. For me a new experience, for which I am very grateful to "hs305", without his report I would never have ordered the bottle. And as he also writes, I was a little disappointed at first, but that was certainly because my prey scheme so far were always only very dark, oak-laden sherry whisky. This extremely fine drop is very well balanced, is rather refreshing and light-fruited in the aromas and yet there are the finest very old oak wood notes as I love them, but never push themselves. A fantastic station wagon that I have never had !!! In the nose as well as in the finish the finest hints of cedarwood, sandalwood and elegant herbal notes as I know only from calibres such as a Glenfarclas 40 years, come to light. Unbelievable with a "only" 20 years old whisky !!!
As hs305 already wrote, perhaps this is really the age of the oak trees that were still in existence in the 40's or 50's, when probably this 4th Fill barrel was built, for more than a hundred years. Already crazy when you imagine how much time had to pass until this whisky came into the bottle. Maybe about 300 years until the oak was felled. Then about 20 years of sherry ripening in Spain, then about 30 years the first 3 Whisky fillings and last 20 years for this Family Cask bottling. Makes a total of about 370 years for this whisky !!! Of course, just mind games, but it's fun ;-)
Thanks again to Glenfarclas for this ingenious bottling !!!