- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Family Casks
- Calculated age
- 46 years old
- Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 52.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Sep 2007 9:20 pm
30 × in wishlist
63 × member ratings
46 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1960
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.80 points
- Yesterday, 6.5 month after I cracked the bottle open, I had another go. As my impression end of April was that high, I was wondering if it could stand to my expectation. It did - and more than that. For my humble opinion, this dram improved by breathing. The nose is a sheer beauty, that is perfume made of whisky! The taste aligned with the extreme quality of the nose and the finish was sheer endless, without the tiny bittery notes I traced the first time. To make it short, we have here everything related to the festive season: the rich fruitcake soaked with old cognac, mulled wine, speculaas cookies (Spekulatius), a lot of high quality liquorice, a deep sweetness but not cloying, big, robust and heavy but still elegant, many dried dark fruits and fresh raspberry dipped in cinnamon. Keeps all the time it`s perfect, compact texture and the everlasting juicyness. More smoke in the aftertaste, and after 5 minutes or so some mint comes out. Well, that is sheer brilliance, hell of an experience without the tiniest flaw. Therefore, my new rating is 99 points, had it previously on 98.
- This whisky is an absolute masterpiece, that's whisky heaven. My number one by far. Happy I could get 2 bottles, now everywhere sold out.
Rate: 98 points
Intense rich sherry; red fruits, black coffee, old leather, some smoke and nice spices; very round, deep and sweet. And many other nice aromas. Perfect!
Thick, dense, creamy, juicy and very concentrated mouthfeel; big and intense sherry, in line with the nose; very rich and sweet, red fruits, dark chocolate. Sweet molasses. The best old cognacs. Very nice spices dance across the tongue, back and forth. The juicy delivery remains and keeps the oak under control without denying it (would be a shame for a 47 year old..). Very complex. A whisky to chew - not just to drink. Perfect!
Extremely long with juicy barley and the nice spiciness. The tiniest bitter note come through, but more as an asset. Never drying. Perfectly balanced. Just superb.
- Bottlers Notes:
Lovely dark teak colour.
A big, powerful nose with notes of dark fruits, berries and a hint of peat smoke.
Very light on the front of the mouth, dancing across your tongue as if it was eager to give you its sherry,honey, marzipan and burnt chocolate flavours.
Everlasting finish, with some caramelised toffee.
This whisky is so filling; your bottle will last a long time.
- This is absolutely superb. The sheer number of flavours, and most of all, the balance, are stunning. I found 2 bottles for sale and only bought one - boy am I kicking myself now (although at nearly £700 each my wallet regrets it less). But this is a special whisky for a special occasion. Only the best Karuizawas can match this in my opinion. Even then, this is less of the mushrooms and humus (though that is there blended in with the rest) and somehow more "refined" than the `zawas. A Glenfarclas Rolls Royce to the Karuizawa Jaguar.
So now I can`t wait to try the 1965 first release that I also found at this store: "legendary" so they (well, Serge and Luc anyway) say....
- A fairly dry and classic sherry, perfectly balanced, less greedy than the 1965 that split Jean-Michel but just as well done. (my notes on whiskywinenbeer.canalblog.com)
quite classic, very complete, chocolate, nuts, balsamic vinegar, precious woods, dried fruit, cooked plums, oranges, slightly minty.
very powerful, need a little water, much more classic than the 1965 family casks, no notes of old rum here. Pretty dry texture, dry taste too. We find the aromas of the nose, the water brings out the orange and the caramel.
very long, cocoa, even more fruity than in the mouth.
- Comments from Whisky House
1960, probably the largest available version of Glenfarclas. A vintage that deserves all the superlatives. The Family Casks Collection has 43 vintages (from 1952 to 1994) bottled to the natural degree. Within this range, it's the 1960 vintage that impressed us the most. We can even really talk about crush. His color, his nose, his mouth, everything is in unison. Force admiration Color : deep mahogany with greenish reflections. Nose : rich, complex. Aging in sherry cask in what it has more succeeded. Marked by prune, cherry brandy, shimmering spices, pinch of salt and notes of precious wood. It also refers to dates, blood orange and leather. It evolves on red fruits and zan. Palate : huge, exceptionally rich. A light, slightly burnt woody layer is covered with luscious notes of wild strawberry and dark chocolate. It develops on purple lilac, cardamom and fresh mint. Camphor adds a medicinal touch. Final : endless, sweet. Its texture is of great delicacy. It reveals old wood, cocoa powder and vine peach. It continues on linden, toasted walnuts and fresh figs.