- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Family Casks (Release X)
- Stated Age
- 58 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 49.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 02 Oct 2012 3:21 pm
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49 × member ratings
23 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1953
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.09 points
- Very nice fruitiness on the note I found some herbal notes on the palate, nice balance, definitely one of the best glenfarclas I have tried
- Rich, complex, balanced, good fruitiness - excellent!
Plenty of toffee, vanilla, cooked apples, nuts, candy, whiffs of tobacco, oriental spices, cardamom, sherry wood, some dried fruits, dates and figs, hints of dry hay, condensed milk - very good
Little punchy, oily, creamy, sirupy, little bit liquorice, subtle sweetness, cooked oranges, jam, but also a bit of fresh fruit salad, spices, sherry wood, little earthy notes - great
Medium long, warm, fruity, a bit more earthy
- This Whisky was sold for 2.004 € at Whiskyauction in May 2015
- Fruity and spicy aroma, cherry jam, mint, vanilla, passion fruit, cloves, ripe orange, banana, red apples, cinnamon, honey, mango and pear. Marzipan sweet and spicy taste, mint, pepper, eucalyptus, liqourice, vanilla, pear, ripe banana, almonds, orange marmalade and walnuts. Very long, sweet, spicy and malty end.
- This whisky is simply stunning - it literally took my breath away. The nose is fantastic and complex, and very fresh and vibrant considering its age. On the palate it is like nothing else I have ever tasted: extremely complex with a thick oily texture (almost sticks to one's teeth) - I find something new in every sip with this one. The finish is big and elegant and beautifully subtle at the same time - not a 'shortish finish' (as mentioned in the official tasting notes) in my book at all. First the finish explodes dramtically and then dies down slowly to a subtle lingering with no bitter or unpleasant notes present at the very end. Subtle in the end, yes, but not a short experience overall. I will post a full review at a later date if everything goes as planned.
A finer dram than this will be hard to find in my opinion (which my rate reflects).
- With 58 years of age, it`s the oldest Glenfarclas Family Casks bottling to date. The high ABV of 49.6% is amazing after so many years in the wood, however typically for Glenfarclas.
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