Glenfarclas 1973 Family Casks Release Autumn 2013 Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask sherry hogshead #6056 bottled June 2013. 129 bottles.
Rich freshly ground coffee beans, from Nicaraga.
Amazing light on the palate compared to the nose, rich sweetness for sure but not the big explosion you expect.
Bitter at the back of your mouth, that then gives way to light creme brulee topping.
A good balanced dram that is full of surprises.
Glenfarclas Distillery was established by Robert Hay in Speyside in 1836. John Grant purchased Glenfarclas in 1865 and it has remained in the ownership of the Grant family ever since. The interior of the visitor centre is stunning, the walls are lined with the original oak panels salvaged from a lounge on the liner SS Empress of Australia when she was scrapped 1952. Ace sherry casks underpin the ethos of Glenfarclas malt whisky, having released its first cask strength single malt way back in 1968 and in 1973 became the third to open a distillery visitor centre. Glenfarclas Distillery participates in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.