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Glenfarclas 1953

Overall rating
95.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Duty Paid Sample
Vintage
1953
Bottled
04.03.2015
Stated Age
61 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1673
Strength
44.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
28 Dec 2016 9:19 pm by Alex
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1953

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.00 points

  1. Alex scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Wow - just amazing! It’s the spirit who
    dominates here and

    not the wood. The oak plays just a supporting role, which

    completes the
    picture and adds to the huge complexity. It’s a

    refined and elegant gentleman
    and a once in a lifetime

    experience. I tasted this April 2015 and as far as I know this

    cask 1673 is not bottled yet. Well, there is no urge, this one

    has good chances to become the official 65yo or even 70yo

    bottling? Time will tell what they do with this beauty...
    • Nose
      fresh and sweet nose; first some wood
      extracts such as varnish

      and putty; soon more malty, earthy, floral and
      honeyed notes

      appear; later star aniseed, a bit of coffee and mulled wine. It’sa lovely nose, so fresh and very complex
    • Taste
      very fresh mouth feel, total
      unexpected for a 61 year old

      whisky! Not as sweet as the nose suggested. The
      core taste is

      on malt and honey, framed by nice fruits and mild spices. Thefruits are exotic, such as honey melon, mango and papaya.
      The spices are kind of herbal, star
      aniseed. Later even a salty edge appear, could well be from a Fino sherry cask.
      Very complex and utterly nicely balanced
    • Finish
      very long, all flavors from the nose
      and palate are there and

      fading away slowly into a half sweet and little bitter
      finale,

      supported by fresh citrus notes, which is another surprise.

      This whisky
      remains juicy to the very end, never drying up.

      Very soft and gentle tannins remind
      you of the venerable age

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