Recently Tasted - Glenfarclas 1953 / The Family Casks X / 58 Year Old / Single Cask #1675
Glenfarclas 1953 / The Family Casks X / 58 Year Old / Single Cask #1675 Distilled in 1953, single cask #1675 was aged for an incredible 58 years before being bottled in 2012. Only 408 bottles escaped the angles' share, bottled at cask strength, 49.6% vol. Nose: A relatively fresh nose, which is surprising given it's age (58 years). Warm pepper mixed with cloves, followed by sweet maple syrup, vanilla, flamed orange peel & stone fruits (apricot & plum). Smooth boot polished wood combined with eucalyptus, lovely. Palate: Fruity at first followed by hints of mint & clove. Coats the mouth well as you would expect from such an old Scotch, slightly oily. Back with the warm pepper, hints of vanilla. Chewy, toffee apples with a light nuttiness, the fruit comes in again followed by some toasted oak. Finish: The lengths decent, warm toasted oak, hints of fruit & toffee apple. Overall: To think this dram has sat in a cask since 1953 and kept so much of it's delicate but deep and wonderful flavours is a massive credit to the distillery owners. With a price point, circa £1500, for a 58 year old dram! It makes it all that much better. A stunning 58 year old single cask from Glenfarclas distillery.
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