Note by Glenfarclas with a review of Jim Murray;
This exceptional expression of Glenfarclas was distilled on the 16th June 1954 and bottled on the bottled 27th July 2000, hence this is 46 years old. The bottling produced only 1193 bottles and some are still available from specialist retailers. Jim Murray reviewed the Glenfarclas 1954 for his 2007 Whisky Bible, as follows;
Nose; Score 24.
The clarity of the sherry defies belief; just a fraction too much oak for perfection but the kumquat and most subtle coriander give this such a delightful lift. A squirt of soft peat balances it out gloriously.
Taste; Score 25.
Faultless. Absolute perfect harmonization on the palate as the dissolving oloroso integrates seamlessly with the rich barley and developing spices. The chewiness is provided by German-style caramelized biscuit, the elegance by a clever mixture and intriguing of Muscovado and Demerara sugars.
Finish; Score 23.
Edges towards oak-fuelled bitterness, but some soft peats generate an excellent sweet repost; the oak is big and slightly bitter towards the end.
Balance; Score 24.
Sincere apologies for missing out on this is in earlier editions of the Bible. Apparently, though, this can still be found. Buy two: one to drink, the other to be buried with.
Total score of 96 out of 100