- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Family Casks
- Stated Age
- 41 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 60.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 29 Mar 2009 12:08 am
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98 × member ratings
90 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1965
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.45 points
- One of the best glenfarclas I ever tried, superb sherry, toffee dark fruits leather chocolate menthol, oranges, spices etc. Superb
- Nose: Sublime. All that one is entitled to expect from a Speyside of this caliber is present. Candied figs, dried apricots, plum jam, old wood, encaustic, menthol and chocolate notes (After Eight!), Thuya root box, varnish, shoe polish ... We could smell it for hours without getting bored.
Palate: Powerful, but surprisingly drinkable when you know the alcoholic strength of the beast. A lot of wood, certainly, but all silky tannins, no astringency or stiffness here. We find the superb complexity of the nose, as well as spices galore, cinnamon in the head, as well as clove. Something of an old rum too. With a little water, it's an incredible pleasure ... Censored.
Finish: Very long, cocoa, with a return of menthol notes and a bit of bitter orange.
Wonderful !! A very big malt !!
- A flawless elegance, superb complexity, old wood, menthol, dried fruit, beautiful mouth. A wonderful whisky !!!
- http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2090%20Glenfarclas%20Superspecial.html Test 090: Glenfarclas Family Cask - 990509 Vintage Cask No Alcohol Quantity Number of Bottles Distilled Bottled
1956 1758 47.3% 435 1 June 1956 27 Feb 2007
1963 4098 56.7% 420 19 Nov 1963 27 Feb 2007
1965 3861 60.0% 417 2 July 1965 27 Feb 2007
1966 4177 51.5% 514 21 September 1966 27 Feb 2007
1970 566 53.6% 497 21 Jan 1970 28 Feb 2007
1974 5786 60.8% 555 5 Jul 1974 28 Feb 2007
1989 11721 60.0% 600 26 Nov 1989 30 Nov 2007
1990 9246 58.9% 617 24 Oct 1990 1 March 2007
1994 2935 59.6% 628 28 September 1994 1 March 2007
The whisky tested: Glass 1 Glenfarclas 1994 0 points
Glass 2 Glenfarclas 1990 2 points
Glass 3 Glenfarclas 1989 19 points
Glass 4 Glenfarclas 1974 10 points
Glass 5 Glenfarclas 1970 14 points
Glass 6 Glenfarclas 1966 49 points
Glass 7 Glenfarclas 1965 40 points
Glass 8 Glenfarclas 1963 77 points
Glass 9 Glenfarclas 1956 21 points
Testimonials Per Eriksson Glenfarclas Family Cask 1965 60.0% Cask no 3861 Bottled 270207 417 bottles
Scent: I, chocolate, fruits, sherry, malt, figs, dates, vanilla
Taste: I, sweetie, chocolate, figs, dates, fruits, citrus
Aftertaste: Chocolate, oak, fruity, sweetness, vanilla, tanines
Score: 91 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin 1965Color: Amber
Scent: Spicy, dried fruit, orange tones
Taste: Round, chocolate, fatty, full, nutty
Aftertaste: Long with some fattones and a little chocolate
- Excellent. Complex, rich.
Sherry is immediate and very expressive. Many fruits: plums, prunes, figs. Alcohol brings a lot of freshness but is still very slightly feel. Some notes of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, leather, hints of apricot jam varnish, peppermint. It is very very complex and rich.
What power ! and what texture. Alcohol well integrated. It is clearly woody, tannic. A lot of fresh orange and tangerine. The palate then evolves towards spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate. Yum.
Endless on a woody very slightly drying, cocoa.
- Balance and Conclusion: A bing bang of aromas.
Tasted on 2010.10.19
Sherry, bubble glue, heather, sweet malt, green apple, and more flowers. With water: raisin and coffee.
Very oily, coffee, sherry, honey, sweet, lemon, wood, a little alcohol.
Long, sweet, coffee, heather, and mint.
What a nose, on a fruity sherry, raspberry and prune then comes the wax and old furniture, some notes of leather, chocolate, orange and some touches of wood smoke. A little minty in the background and slightly resinous. No aggressiveness of alcohol
Alcohol is very well integrated, there is also right to the fruit, orange, raspberry and fig then chocolate, mint, spices and earthy notes / smoke from the wood. With a little water, superb more melted and balanced and you lose no aroma.
- the best whisky tasted so far for me.
toffee, notes torreifees et fruites (close, orange)
very marked by sherry, needs a little airing, wood, resin spices, old rum then with a dash of water notes of spice, orange, grape, brown sugar.
very long, slightly smoked