1979/2004 Port Pipe (46%, OB, c. #3518,
750 bottle) George Grant
(picture above) is a genuine road warrior
and he happily contributes to many whisky
festivals all over the world. But Germany
is a big market for Glenfarclas, so he
was on a conquered field while in Limburg...
He let me taste a brand new Glenfarclas,
and I believe it’s been made for
Germany. Its nose is very balanced with
nice sherried notes, some coffee, rhubarb
(yes, strange mixture) and white melon.
Hints of toasted bread. The palate is
very fruity (fruit salad) and quite enjoyable,
but it lacks a little structure altogether,
and leaves kind of a feeling of ‘weakness’.
It's very good, but I'm sure there are
many better Glenfarclas around. 80
points. By the way, there was
an incredible exhibition with more than
250 different bottles of Glenfarclas.
George himslef couldn't believe his eyes
(see picture below...)