Glenfarclas 1952 Family Cask Release III, Scotland 70cl
9 Elms Wines
1952 Vintage Single Malt Whisky, 70cl. Speyside, Scotland, United Kingdom. 47.3% ABV. Cask: 1713, Plain Hogshead. No. of bottles: 96
Tasting notes from George S. Grant, Brand Ambassador
"I remember nosing and tasting this liquid gold-coloured whisky back in 2006, and it's amazing the difference two more years' maturation has made. And yet, it is surprisingly fresh for its age and could be in its cask for a few more years. There is lots of nuttiness and marzipan on the nose, with vanilla trying to fight its way forward. The taste is light, bitter, sweet, sour, smoky...every possible combination of flavours. Even some citrus and orange cordial. The finish, not especially long, offers lingering smokiness. It's also unique to have a Glenfarclas with no sherry flavours at all. At 55 years old, this is the oldest bottling of Glenfarclas to date. For me, it's a delight to savour such an important part of the distillery's history."
Producer Profile Glenfarclas
One of the only distilleries left that is privately owned. It was found by Robert Hay in 1836 and, it has been in the family ownership of the Grants of Glenfarclas since 1865. The distillery uses water from springs of the Ben Rinnes. It was rebuilt in 1897 and extended and modernized in the 1960s. The whisky is predominantly matured in sherry casks which gives its whisky a particularly sweet and refined sherry character. The distillery also has a great visitor centre which is open all year round.