Glenfarclas 1974
Added on Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 at 04:05 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 31 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1974 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.40 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Oh.  My.  God.  Those are the first words I wrote as I started off an evening with a glass of this.  I don't know if it was just because I was jonesing for some Scotch and because it was my first drink of the night (and because this is damn good), but I was very much blown away. Later in the evening, I went back and tried it again -- still absolutely excellent, though the "Oh My God" factor was gone, and it was "just" awesome.  Sweet but not too sweet, with sherry, oranges, dried fruits and a rolling background of spice that's reminiscent of  the spice you'd find in a rye.  The finish is a slow fade into heaven.  As far as the experience of that first glass went, it was one of the best I'd ever had.  With some re-tasting and retrospection, it's "only" a solid A.  Some retailers are selling this for under $200, and at that price I'd say it's definitely worth it. 
A richly layered figgy sherried malt, full bodied but with a lightness in the finish that draws you back for more.  A very enjoyable old Farclas.  
Intense sherry, oak and vanilla. Fantastic and delicious.  
Nose: syrupy sherry with raisins, figs and orange oil.  Lush and fruity.
Palate:  A sweet syrupy sherry that is interesting enough not to be cloying with notes of smoke and muted rubber.  Full of punch but also complex flavors. 

Wonderful stuff! 
N: Cherry marmalade sweet figs wood and wax
P: Black cherry gum and lots of sherry
F: Prunes and black raisins ash 

n: fruits, dark chocolate


p:  Peaches.  Thick and luscious.  Wet wood.




Deep dark red and golden color. A rich, sherried, fruity and carmalized nose. Very strong. The palate is complex and wonderful, with honey, fruit, citrus, oak, and a little light smoke. THe finish is long and herby, with toasted oak, spice and a nice pop in the middle of my mouth. Lingers for awhile. [3/25/11]


n: tobacco leaf, milk chocolate, and resin. 


t: dense and thick mouthfeel.  Black cherry and vanilla nougat. Fig spread on walnuts. Very dark oak that's dry in finish. Complex, deep and delicious. A great whisky!  [A-/A]

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