- Glenfarclas 1986 Family Casks Release IX
Glenfarclas 1986 Family Casks Release IX Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask Refill Sherry Hogshead #4336 bottled February 2012. 574 bottles.
After the initial power, underlying caramel sweetness, stewed fruits with a sherry glaze.
Big sherry tones present, bitter cocoa beans, demerara sugar, what I would classify as a typical Glenfarclas style.
Long bitter sweet finish again demerara sugar and a light citrus note, orange and lime zest coming through on the finish.
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.