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Overall rating
94.00/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1953
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
60 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1672
Number of bottles
360
Strength
43.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 May 2014 9:43 pm by Schmausel
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Average value

€ 16460,08

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 60-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.00 points

  1. RL_whisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Incredible nose, very round and soft. Fruity, sweat, chocolate, toffee and wood. Obviously woody and a touch too dry for my taste (but I'm nitpicking here).
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. FarclasFanatic scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Thanks
    my friend Kevin for the sample of the oldest Glenfarclas ever bottled. This is
    a very enjoyable old whisky. Enough said! Should be 95+ but I take one away due
    to the undrinkable price.

  3. Alex scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of the best noses I have experienced so far. The taste has it all one expect from an very old whisky which spent all of his maturation in excellent European sherry oak. Additional, the taste offers some surprise, such as the fresh citrus fruits. Taste it if you can!
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  4. Alex scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Amazing how the spirit survived in such a vibrant and lively state after 60 years in wood. The nose reminds me a lot of my beloved 1960 release I of the Family Casks. It's simply perfume made of maturing for six decades in the most precious sherry wood. Overall, it's an amazing whisky, with a quite unique aroma and flavours, which have developed during this extremely long maturation. That is liquid history and a privilege I could taste it.
    • Nose
      First you have resin from old precious wood and pine needles with a bit of wet humus. Then more earthy sherry with dried fruits, such as sultanas, figs, dates, prunes, cherries and a bit of mango. Later some dark forest honey. It's a very vibrant, majestic and fresh nose.
    • Taste
      The taste is unexpected fresh and fruity, half sweet and half dry, on a base of earthy sherry tones. So you have various fruits, such as grapefruit, red grapes and raspberries. It's a mix between citrus and red fruits, more fresh than dried. The earthy notes are liquorice, Coca-Cola, humus and wet forest floor, with a bit of burnt sugar aside. Yes, this dram is hugely complex and very well balanced between the fruits and earthy flavours. More delicate than a sherry monster.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, again with earthy sherry and the citrusy notes. It remains juicy for a long time until tiny amounts of grape skin and subtle tannins remind you of the age of this whisky. Very polished and elegant.

  5. Alex scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Official information for the packaging (Glenfarclas press release)::

    The long family history and heritage is reflected in the packaging; a bespoke cut crystal decanter mirrors the shape of the classic Glenfarclas bottle while each side of the hexagonal presentation box represents one of the 6 generations of the Grant family to own and manage the distillery since 1865.

  6. Alex scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Producer's notes by George Grant:Matured in a first fill sherry butt, it has an incredibly dark, rich mahogany colour. It is surprisingly vibrant with lots of dried fruits, demerara sugar and spice coming through on the nose as well as the rich, oaky tannins that one would expect from a whisky of this venerable age. The sherry influence really comes through on the palate, with rich treacle, bitter coffee and espresso notes all making an appearance. The finish is the longest I have ever experienced - 20 minutes later you will still be able to taste the subtle nuances of this incredible dram.

     

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