- Glenfarclas 1961 Family Casks VII 50 Year Old
Glenfarclas 1961 Family Casks VII Spesyide single malt Scotch whiskey. 50 year old single sherry hogshead cask #1325 bottled 2011, limited to 108 bottles.
Chocolate cocoa beans that have been dipped into treacle. Leathery and a hint of plum brandy, a surprising combination of aromas for the age.
Incredibly smooth, rich dark chocolate, rather bitter on the offset, giving way to heavily sherried dryness.
Medium finish rather short, but for the 50 year old experience a true whiskey to behold.
Glenfarclas Single Malt Whiskey
Glenfarclas Distillery was established in Speyside in 1836 by Robert Hay and following his death it was bought by John Grant in 1865 and 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 single malt whiskey, exemplified in the Family Cask range, and way back in 1968 released its first cask strength single malt. The range includes Glenfarclas 15 Year Old, Glenfarclas 105 and Glenfarclas 21 Year Old alongside the Family Casks series.