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Overall rating
95.60/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
10th Anniversary 1988-1998 of Signatory
Vintage
19.09.1958
Bottled
30.11.1998
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2232
Number of bottles
496
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
12 Sep 2011 1:18 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4616,93

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52 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1958 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.60 points

  1. JackBrian8898 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    whisky fun said,

    Glenfarclas 40 yo 1958/1998 (52.8%, Signatory Vintage, 10th Anniversary, sherry butt, decanter, 496 bottles)  It’s no secret that Signatory Vintage have/had some stupendous old Glenfarclas. This celebratory bottling might fail to prove us all wrong, but you never know… Colour: mahogany. Nose: cancel everything, this is one of the most Demerara-ish whiskies ever. Sure there are pencil shavings and simply newly sawn planks – so yeah there’s some oak – but other than that, this is the most glorious combination of peonies, tamarind, prunes, strawberry jam and blood oranges. And earl grey tea. And Smyrna raisins. And old vintage Port wine. And tapenade. And old muscatel. And sawn mahogany (I’m making that up, never nosed sawn mahogany in my whole life). And thuja wood. And else… With water: old attic or old cellar. Long-forgotten paint, books, clothes, leather, liqueurs, paint thinners, and other carbolic and petroly stuff… As they say, echoes of yesteryears… Mouth (neat): yeah well… It’s old Demerara rum indeed. Burnt wood, liquorice, black olives, dried bananas, waxes and polishes, walnut stain (I imagine, never tried to drink that), bitter chocolate, crème de cassis… What a punchy old spirit! What’s also quite stunning is the way it gets earthier, rootier, almost ‘old Islay’, while remaining very Glenfarclas. In fact, it’s a brute. With water: fir liqueur, menthol cigarettes, liquorice, gentian. What is not to like? Finish: long, a tad gritty and harsh (this old spirit is not dead, at all), perhaps a notch too oaky, but you see we don’t care, and yet, it is a little oaky, but is that important… Comments: a restless fighter that’ll never give up. One of those old whiskies that are constantly trying to come out on top against you, even after a thirty minutes long battle. It’s not a tasting session, it’s a war! SGP:462 - 92 points.

  2. newman346 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Color: There are few signs of the Munmun system for the aging years.Nose: Elegant Rancio.It is not too sweet chocolate.An attack: It is unexpectedly smooth.It seems like a long-mature Glenfarclas, I do not have a full feeling. Rather it is not persistent. Gorgeous cacao shower. Body: No strange metabolic feeling. It's soft but plentiful middleweight. Taste: No disgusting soy sauce Gish. Rather, the sweet soy sauce taste like West Japan people. I instinctively want to eat squid sashimi. Bitter and butter are bringing the chestnut bun, exquisite Japanese and Western cuisine. Unlike Dorodoruphei me Glenfarclas, elegant pumpkin pie is outstanding with Sherry. Alcohol feel and wheat feeling are the best over time. Estherly is also rather comfortable. Finish: Woody The best eclair, accompanied by a faint silky, scattering, cacao giggy finish not cow. Glenfarclas like this is long-ripe welcome. Well, even if this is a different distillery, this kind of ○ ○: If you are a distillery it would be a big welcome even if you are long and ripe. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyhars8xhhwmk

  3. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A very special Glenfarclas 1958, bottled by Signatory at forty years old in 1998 as the jewel in the crown for their tenth anniversary celebrations. Less than 500 decanters were produced from a single sherry butt. TWE

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