Overall rating
94.67/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB38757
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whyte & Whyte Importers Ltd. (W&W)
Vintage
1959
Stated Age
34 years old
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
17 dec 2012 8:38 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1959 W&W

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 94.67 points.

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    One of my favorite whiskies of all time.
    • Nose
      97 97
      Spellbinding. Heavy sherry, but combined with unreal fruitiness. It's dripping with the nectars of tropical fruits like mangos, passionfruits, papayas, and mangosteen. Tons of coconuts. Dried fruits, raisins, dates. Tobacco, obviously the expensive kind. Leather, used for Hermes. And yes, mint and camphor, which I suppose is a mark of great quality. This nose profile is seen in very old sherried whiskies (ie old Macallans and Glen Grants) but done better! What evil alchemy is this?!?!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Wowwie!! This is incredible! Hugely fruity. Very jammy. Very intense. More black raisins now with sweet cherries, but the tropical fruit notes are ever-present. Some candied ginger and brown sugar. Loads of black tea which provides some tannin. Good oaky backbone, nowhere close to egregious. Dense mouthfeel. This is bottled at the perfect time, at the perfect ABV. Transcendent stuff.
    • Finish
      96 96
      Sticky, lingering sweetness that stays on and on.

      If there is one complaint, and seriously, there is really only one complaint here, albeit the smallest one, it is a bit dry. There. Nothing in life is perfect. Except my 3 year-old sweetheart.

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