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Glenfarclas 1968

Overall rating
93.21/100
votes
88
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks - Special Release
Vintage
1968
Bottled
09.05.2011
Stated Age
43 years old
Casktype
Pedro Domecq Sherry Cask
Casknumber
697
Number of bottles
133
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jul 2011 5:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3450,00

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88 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1968

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.21 points

  1. Alex scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Far from the usual Glenfarclas Oloroso single cask theme (coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, christmas cake with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg) - but very high quality in it's so different style. Very interesting and very delicious.

    My rate: 94 points
    • Nose
      Chamomile, ripe peach, sweet and round. Strong peppermint. Compact. Very unusual, but very nice nose! 
    • Taste
      Dense, oily, sweet and spicy. The peach and other ripe yellow fruits are back. Oriental spice mix. Needs no water. Yummie
    • Finish
      Long, half sweet, mildly spiced and a little bitter. Like some chamomile tea, which has been brewed some time ago. At the very end, after 2-3 minutes, there are traces of menthol.

  2. gunnie76 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    June 2012, still a few bottles left in qv.id whiskyshop Belgium

  3. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Another impressively complex Glenfarclas from 1968. It’s a little more 'intellectual' than the previous two, but it's also more unique due to the Manzanilla cask (certainly not the first bottling of this type by Glenfarclas, but still pretty rare). Unfortunately, the price is also higher than before, perhaps because of the official label and the cardboard box.
    • Nose
      Great nose, on aromatic fruits (kumquats, Seville oranges, peach pits, guava, yellow plums, grapes - not the usual oloroso sherry fruits) and beautiful waxy / mineral notes (paraffin, scented balm). Buttercups. Quite some spices (nutmeg, mint) as well as nicely integrated, polished oak. Light tobacco.
    • Taste
      Half sweet, half spicy. The fruits are more pronounced now, more jammy with slightly more tropical hints. Soft pepper and ginger, hints of eucalyptus. Distant traces of nuts. Growing savoury, more oaky and slightly bitter towards the end.
    • Finish
      Long, with lingering fruit, chamomile tea (or is that the power of suggestion?) and drying spices. Indeed, there's also a faint salty edge.

  4. gunnie76 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    You can still buy this at QV ID in Huldenberg Belgium at 350 . I was told this is the first Manzanilla bottling of Glenfarclas.

  5. johnfool scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Whiskysite.nl
    Tastingnotes: "At first nosing you get warm apricots, tropical fruit with a fine layer of wood polish, the kind of Brazilian polish you put on Ipé wood.  Underlying the fine zilty touch you discover orange zest with a bitter tonicum edge.
    Quite a-typical for a 43 year old Glenfarclas. The taste is smooth and soft with fine tropical notes, a nice salty, slightly bitter and zilty touch that keeps the indian spices and tropical wood notes really fresh.
    This 43 year old Glenfarclas finishes long and lingering with a fine and special almost manzanilla kinda sal! tiness.  Refreshing, fragile and special."

  6. Sjors scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Cask selected by Luc Timmermans.

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