Glenfarclas 1959 Historic Reserve No. 4
Added on Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 at 09:33 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 42 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1959 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled Christmas Day, 25th December 1959       Bottled 24th June 2002
Cask no.'s 3232, 3233, 3234, & 3235       Sherry Hogsheads       240 Bottles
This was distilled on the last Christmas Day that the stills ran at Glenfarclas.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of figs, dried cherries, raisins, candied fruits... strong sherry altogether, along with something that I swear is the smell of sweetly-spiced lamb chops. The palate -- yum -- this is just a classic, sherried Speyside. Massively drinkable, it's sherried at a significant level, but not so much as to be obnoxious. Spice cake, ginger, chocolate fudge. Anise on some sips. There's definitely some oak on this, but given the age, it tastes half as oaky as many single malts 10 years its junior. Finish continues the theme at length. There's nothing truly unique or magical going on here, or anything I haven't quite encountered before, it's just a quite exemplary Glenfarclas. A super-solid, extremely well-balanced treat. 
N: Dried apricots, cherries, cognac-like rancio notes, figs, raisins, and a whiff of huffing glue.
P: Quite fine sherry, purple fruits, trace of mint.  Very full bodied at 46%.
F: High cacao dark chocolate and quite a bit of wood, but it's well covered.

Oh that this were a little stronger ABV. It's quite good.  A weathered old man that has seen a lot of good things. 


N: Sherry and candied fruit, cough syrup, light musty spice.


P: Wood and spice, hot bourbon, dried fruit


F: Dried fruit, figs, bitter finish but good 

Candy apple, spiced velvet.
Super.  Superb.  Superby?   
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