- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 60 years old
- 1st Fill Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 43.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 17 May 2014 9:43 pm by Schmausel
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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
- 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).
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.
- 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!
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.