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Glenfarclas 1966

Overall rating
92.91/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Christmas Single Highland Malt
Vintage
24.12.1966
Bottled
1996
Stated Age
29 years old
Casknumber
6551
Number of bottles
324
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 May 2008 5:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1 500,00

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37 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1966

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.91 points

  1. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    One doesn't really have to look beyond the label to know that this is a rare bottling. Glenfarclas has a habit of producing many 'special' bottlings but this is perhaps up there in terms of rarity and quality.

    On the nose, elegant and rounded wood and nutty notes, Sherry and black tea then sweep in to build a complex bitter-sweetness profile. Cooked oranges and honey are also present. Herbal profiles can also be detected in this. A classic, well-aged and well-balanced Glenfarclas!

    On the palate, lots of marmalade and sherry sweetness in the foreground. The power of the spirit is present (as always in Glenfarclas) but never overwhelming, just the right amount to grab your palate's attention. And yes, this really does deserve your attention. Towards the end, pleasant woody and nutty notes appear. Mint is also present towards the end.

    The finish is long with mint, dark chocolate and lightly toasted nuts.

    Some kind of almond mint chocolate. This truly is a gorgeously balanced Glenfarclas. I cannot really say that about many modern releases of Glenfarclas but this certainly is in a class of its own. A classy malt!

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: Immediately extremely complex! Noble wood combined with tropical fruitiness and all Nut variations of this earth! In addition vanilla, fudge, honey, oranges, sandalwood, ancient Tokay with enormous and refreshing acidity! It's this acidity that gives the malt an incredible liveliness, and it's so intense that it threatens to leap out of the glass. I do my best to keep him in, and before I take the first sip, notes of marzipan, apricot jam, baklava, and exotic spices appear. A dreamlike nose!

    Mouth: Powerful and enormously citrusy, and again it reminds me of a sweet wine of the very first kind, in which the acidity dances on the tongue in the taste. But no, it is still a whisky, because the alcohol is clearly noticeable, if not too strong, then surprisingly soft and elegant, not as diverse as the fragrance, but still first-class! Silky, with fine tannins, fine wood, nutty, fruity, some marzipan, tea and raisins.

    Finish: Long, elegant, super silky, nutty, and now again with exotic fruits and minimal wood.

    Conclusion: A wonderfully elegant malt, excellent ... and this nose ... a dream!

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