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Overall rating
89.23/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Cheshire cat whisky
Vintage
03.10.1985
Bottled
01.2012
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1.164
Number of bottles
230
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
1.164
Added on
29 Feb 2012 6:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 190.00

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15 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1985 SMWS 1.164

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.23 points

  1. helmutgw scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    F: light golden N: sweet, a trace of sherry, some alcohol G: light body, bittersweet sherry, but weak, otherwise little details A: long, bittersweet + H2O: does not tolerate water well - becomes shallow and solvent appears 01/20/2017
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    SMWS note:

    Cheshire cat whisky

    Cask No 1.164

    ‘Sweet manna from heaven’ – toffee, fudge, caramel, Toffifees, vanilla, honey – but more – tea chests, spice racks, aromatic smoke, burnt heather and pencils in a library – we could have sniffed it endlessly. Water opened up the fruit – sherbet, orange zest, peach, strawberry, tinned grapes, sweet sap and light smoke – panellists grinning like Cheshire cats. The sweet, oaky palate had tablet, fudge and bread dough – by an open fire; but it also had a darker side – woody, earthy, drying, with sticky cassis and treacle. Water brightened it up – Starbursts, Skittles and spicy Advocaat. From the distillery always directed by John or George.

    Drinking tip:    It needs time - one for a long journey perhaps - or for an evening with no pressure

    Colour: Polished gold

  3. aldeus scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    From the bottle:

    1.164 Cheshire Cat Whisky

    The heavenly nose has toffee, fudge, caramel, vanilla and honey - but also spice, smoke, tea chests and burnt heather - various fruits arrive with water.
    The palate hast tablet and bread dough by an open fire; also earth, wood, treacle and cassis.

    Refill Bourbon Hogshead

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