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Glenfarclas 1961

Overall rating
93.09/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Premium Casks
Vintage
1961
Bottled
07.02.2008
Stated Age
46 years old
Casktype
First Fill Oloroso Cask
Casknumber
1, 1319 + 21
Number of bottles
458
Strength
45.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
24 Dec 2008 12:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 2414,00

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45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1961

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.09 points

  1. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Exceptional class, complexity and finesse.
    • Nose
      Very sherry, confit, woody, weathered, melted.
      Anise, star anise, coffee, cocoa, rancio, blood oranges, red fruits, a deep nose that keeps getting more complex with aeration. Envoutant. Big class.
    • Taste
      Gourmand, confit at the beginning of the mouth then very dry on bitter cocoa and red fruits; fat enough; a little astringent with a lot of tannins that stand out especially in the end.
    • Finish
      Long on aniseed hints, jam of bitter oranges and bitter cocoa.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2008]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 445 that I bought for 286 Euro in July, 2008.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  My notes state an adorable sherry monster with an unbelievable rich and clean fat oloroso profile.  No flaws or off-notes, just perfect as it is...

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glenfarclas
    45 yo 1961/2008 (45.4%, OB, Germany,
    casks #1, 1319, 1321, 458 bottles)

    Colour: mahogany. Nose: ho-ho-ho!
    Sherry galore but elegant sherry galore.
    Wax polish, rosewood, cigar box, blackcurrant
    jelly, camphor, orange blossom, unlit
    Havana cigar, raisins and prunes,
    all that to the power of three. Say
    four. No need to tell you more. Mouth:
    thick, rich, mega-sherried and hence
    a tad too winey at this stage –
    at least for my tastes – but
    truly spectacular. Wine sauce, ripe
    blackcurrants, ripe red grapes, raisins,
    rancio... it’s not the ‘antique’
    kind of sherry at all, that is. Great
    mintiness. Finish: long, with loads
    of tannins (both from the wood and,
    we guess, from the wine) but surprisingly,
    this is pleasant. Comments: the wording
    ‘sherry monster’ could
    have been invented for this one. SGP:651
    – 91 points.

    Whiskyfun.com

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 2.510 € at Whiskyauction in March 2016and for 1.055 € in July 2015and for 685 € in March 2015

  5. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Brand: Glenfarclas - 1961 Bottlers: Distillery Category: Whisky - Malt Country: Speyside Volume: 45.1 Vol. Capacity: 70 Cl. Description: White label with age printed in gold and colored distillery picture - White capsule Distillery Name GLANFARCLAS Glenfer Class Official (OB) / Bottlers / Importer OB Premium Cask (J & G. Grant) Vintage 1961-2008 (45 years, two years ago, different from 46 years aging, presumably the latter) Distribution year Late 2000s 458 bottles for Germany Limited bottle number: 025 Cask Number: 1 + 1319 + 1321 First Phil Oroloso Frequency / Contents / Cask Number 45.1% 70 cl Bottle Shape Bottle Color Bottle Remaining Tall Bottle Transparent 70% Comprehensive score 95 (SGP: 841) S for the Sweet / Fruity scale (honey, fruits, candy, raisins, vanilla, flowers ... ) G for the Grainy / Grassy scale (porridge, yeast, grass, malt, wax, beer ...) P for the Phenolic / Smoky scale (farm, peat, sea, tar, spices, liquorice, meat ...) 9 90 - Initial OB McCarran 12 years 43 ° as 80 points stock / BAR BAR tasting physical condition / on the day intake alcohol / malt 2nd cup Fast dark Amber intense sherry flavor dried grapes When grading over time it gradually grows thicker body butter and plant buds (leaves) above 10 Middle Degrees and raisins Astringent and sweet and rich in time, the barley tannin wood system also has 9 finish nose escape Sensitiously returning calmly and still heavy As expected Sherry Astringent does not disgust but gradually feels creamy 9 Extra (other) Glenfer class is officially founded in 1836. But before that it can be confirmed that the picture drawn in 1791 had done whisky distillation aside from farm management. Family run over 6 generations (temporary joint management, but it did not last long, owed a huge debt). Brendet had no priorities and thought that there was a future for single malt, and in 1969 the decision to remove from the blending malt of the Distillers Company (later Diazio) expanded the stock for single malt. In 1994, from the person in Illinois State, USA I visited the distillery and my father got a Glenfer class of one case in the 1930s, is there exactly the same but is it interesting? I get a letter with. As a result of the internal survey it was found that the case was the oldest existing, I returned from Illinois by securing a first class seat for that case. It is said that it is kept tightly sealed in the secret place of Spieside now. This bottle is 3rd release of the same series. According to the document, the other two · Glenfarclas 30 years 1961-1991 (43%, OB) released in 1991 · Glenfarclas 45 years 1961-2006 46% 199 limited to Matured in First Fill Oloroso Cask (Cask Number 1318) It seems to be. With a different label · Glenfarclas 1961-2007 family cask 46% 159 limit (cask number 4913) Has also been released. 10 without adding water http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=20073

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