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Overall rating
93.58/100
votes
130
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Norse Cask Selection (NC)
Bottling serie
Rechlerich
Vintage
12.1964
Bottled
09.2005
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1578
Number of bottles
515
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Apr 2009 6:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1814.16

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108 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1964 NC

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.58 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    To say I had high hopes for this one is the understatement of the year, it is like saying the Lamborghini Muira is a nice looking car, you get the picture.
    The most impressive thing here is the balance on show, the sum of the parts add up.
    What a great cask selection by NC, bravo.
    The best GF I have had for some time, if you like sherry, I doubt you will find better than this.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Old books, old leather, quite a closed nose so we will need water with this one.
      Air improves this so you have to give it a few minutes, this has another layer of complexity that the 62 OB & 63 Blairfindy didn't that preceded this one.
      It is wonderfully composed without being particularly expressive.
      Smoked ham, smoke, blackcurrant Jelly, prune juice, ginger cake but not overly ginger or anything so I suppose moist sponge cake of the dark variety would suffice.
      Biscuit notes emerge, not much sherry on the nose, strange?
    • Taste
      94 94
      My tongue is dripping, this is so juicy your tongue goes limp.
      but not particularly flavoursome, difficult to put into words.
      A basket of dark fruit, a healthy dollop of peat with dark and spice with dark plums and fruit jams in the mix , what is good is that any oak has been kept to minimum bot so much by the fruit but by the perfect balance on show which is of the highest quality.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long finish, refined, fruity and spicy

      With water :-
      A little polish comes in now with red wine gums, superb,
      The palate is very spicy now all on pepper with full bodied red wine, huge crisp sherry, perfect balance.
      The finish is lip smacking & juicy

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful glenfarclas very rich and complex, dark fruits, toffee chocolate, orange, leather, sweet spices herbs, the wood influence is noticeable but no overwhelming astringency. Excellent

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Heavy sherry, rich and complex, balanced with good sweetness - great!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Nutty, dried fruits, heavy sherry, spices, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, burned sugar, molasses, hints of fresh rubber, dark chocolate - very good
    • Taste
      96 96
      Creamy, mellow, little punchy, good sweetness, more dried fruits, plums, dates, espresso, more sherry wood, menthol, spices, even hints of herbs, thyme, rosemary, tobacco, prune, cooked oranges - excellent!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, more tannic notes, but not drying, more spices and herbs

  4. Danielito scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Fantastic whisky with a lot o flavor and tastes changing in time. Could be a bit more vibrant to be absolutely perfect. 8,5 out of 10 in my scale.

  5. Mimoo21 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Incredible whisky, I could only smell for hours on the glass.
    A big boy sherried whisky, very good no doubt with superb balance and fantastic finish.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  6. PJS1964 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

  7. PJS1964 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

  8. HarryB scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A magnificent dram with a fantastic depth. One of the best drams i tried so far.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    An aged OB v IB Glenfarclas tonight 40-46 years old
    Tasted in this order
    OB -1962 46 year 46 year 52% cask 2647 Family Casks Release III WB ID 8241
    IB - 1963 40 year Blairfindy 52.3% cask 5 Blackadder WB ID 5756
    IB - 1964 40 year Rechlerich 53.5% Sherry Butt 1578 Norse Cask Selection WB ID 7355
    OB -1965 41 year 60% Sherry Butt 3861 Family Casks WB ID 7056

    Result
    1 - by a landslide the 1964 Rechlerich Norse Cask
    2 - Blairfindy 1963
    3 - OB 1965
    4 - OB 1962

    The OB were noticeably past their sell by date and the 62 was pretty awful, the Blaifindy was nice and the Norse Cask was on another planet, its balance and complexity were some of the best I have had.

  10. indyjones scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    Top nodge Glenfarclas, stunning whisky, so balanced so perfect, Perfect sweetness, loooooong aftertaste, in my top 5

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