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Glenfarclas 1965

Overall rating
93.40/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks (Release Sp15)
Vintage
1965
Bottled
01.12.2014
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
4512
Number of bottles
358
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 May 2015 1:22 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 7020,01

3 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

10 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1965

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.40 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2018] Good George really did it! He cashed in my old voucher from more than 10 years ago for a fine selection of The Family Casks drams among them such rarities like 1964-S14, this 1965-Sp15, 1971-W15, 1973-W15 and six more. I am very curious about these old (and extremely pricey) gems...

    ...and this is another very fine cask from a long-gone time that withstood the (almost) 50 years of maturation with dignity. This dram offers an exceptional nose, a fine taste but a rather average-only finish. Nonetheless, very interesting to explore and extremely quaffable - but unfortunately way too pricey for us drinkers (except you own very deep pockets). Thanks for this experience, George!
    • Nose
      96 96
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers an adorable old style sherry profile with tons of delicious malt- and wood-driven aromas too. Hey, this is a perfect example of a balanced sherry-malty-woody profile with a third of aromas on each side. Delicious spices and herbs mix with tasty sugars and honeys that are topped with delicate sweet winey and crispy nutty notes - I could nose this for hours...
    • Taste
      93 93
      The taste is nicely layered and repeats all the fine flavours of the nose. They all add up to a creamy delicious crème brûlée-alike taste topped with fine spices, oils and a hint of mocha. No flaw that I can find, this is very, very quaffable... Water turns this whisky smoother and sweeter and flatter, unfortunately - this dram is best when neat.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating with a slight bitter-astringent touch (tannins). It is okay given the fifty years in an oak cask but the 1964 was significantly better on that dimension. The finish is of medium length and adds no new impression. It gets a little drying-bitter towards the end when the tannins demand their toll. Nevertheless, still very enjoyable.

  2. LENINOSLO did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Think the shop in GERMANY is sold out a LONG TIME AGO The price is still LOW !

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