- Glenfarclas 1963 Family Casks Release A13
Glenfarclas 1963 Family Casks Release Autumn 2013 Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask sherry hogshead #3540 bottled June 2013. 198 bottles.
From the colour, you expect a large sherry bomb, but this is a very fresh fruity whiskey.
Heavy tannins on the palate, again surprisingly light sherry, oak is the overriding flavour in this whiskey. Very dry, a little bitter, light citrus undertones.
Big long fruity dry finish.
One of the best whiskies I have tasted for its unusual style and balance. One for the Grant drinks cabinet!
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.