Glenfarclas 1957

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks (Release A13)
Stated Age
55 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
49.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 sep 2013 9:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2815.32

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1957

3 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.73 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Much more pleasant in bitterness than the 1960 FC Glenfarclas (1771) from the same tasting, could still have 10-20% less bitterness, they drown out the complexity a little, especially in the nose.
    • Nose
      Hearty, a bit alcoholic, dried cherries, raisins, cloves, dark toffee, coffee beans, coal, liquorice, burnt toast, nutmeg, oak dresser, a bit saffron, liquorice
    • Taste
      Plums, raisins, dates, coffee beans, burnt creme brulee, burnt toast, zucchini with their green bitterness, a touch of salt on dark chocolate, liquorice, blackberry jam, a touch of black pepper, nutmeg, saffron
    • Finish
      Anise, liquorice, fruit kernels, hydrogen cyanide, nutmeg, long

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  3. WindBreizheur scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Dark Sherry at is almost most sublime.

  4. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Producers tasting notes by George S. Grant (Brand Ambassador):

    Like a stewed tea in colour.

    Smells cask strength, still a lot of power coming through. Rich demerara sugar, toffee and caramel all there.

    Just as big on the taste as on the nose, fresh figs, pear drops and toffee apples.

    A drop of water in this releases a lot of the aromas and flavours that have been trapped in the cask for decades.

    A time honoured dram that hides nothing.
    Bottled 2013.

  5. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glenfarclas changed the packaging for all of the A13 releases, now they come with a nice wooden box instead the golden carton. Quite an improvement.

  6. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    is part of Release A13 (Autumn 2013, 11th release of the Family Casks)


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