Glenfarclas 1959

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks (Release IV)
Stated Age
50 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
48.8 % Vol.
60 ml 700 ml
Added on
24 mar 2010 12:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6200.00

45 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1959

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 95.20 points.

  1. MaltMinute scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Utterly outrageous, high quality sherry on display here. It's divine stuff, no wonder Glenfarclas had such a good reputation for heavily sherried highland single malt. This rivals any of the great Macallans of yore.

    The biggest kicker? This was "only" £900.00 when released in 2009. One of the best OB Glenfarclas ever! I enjoyed this even more than many of the 1970s and 1980s imports.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Almost as perfect as a nose can get when the sherry is this dominant. It's not overly complex, but it's rich and decadent. Reminiscent of the fudgiest, most perfectly textured, and moist chocolate ganache cake with cherry glaze. Hazelnut butter. Varnished oak. Ancient Demerara rum, with that heavy, sweet glaze and rendered down sugar-molasses.
    • Taste
      96 96
      More cherry glaze, more melted ganache, more Demerara rum, and fragrant oak oils. Maybe a little bit too many oak tannins but it's a nice balance with all the sweetness. Baking spices like star anise pods, cinnamon, and cloves. The texture, and of course the mandatory raisins, figs, and baking spices. There's even a little bit of candied orange peel after a while.
    • Finish
      95 95
      The most aromatic and pleasantly bitter dark chocolate espresso, an entire tray of aged and dried walnuts, phenolic/tannic oak, almost eucalyptus. Not as sweet as the nose or palate, but ultra-long and refreshing!

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  3. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer`s Tasting NotesThe

    nose is still emanating some fresh aromas, with heavy oloroso sherry

    punching its way through. A strong alcohol nose, very surprising for the


    However , the taste is nothing like the nose, very mellow and

    pleasing, textures similar to a fine old port, very smooth and heavy

    tannins mixed together with wonderful sweetness. A whisky you really can

    enjoy, savour and appreciate time after time. A very long aftertaste

    that lingers for hours. Christmas flavours ever present - spice, icing,

    alcohol soaked fruit and of course sherry.

    One of our very best.


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