Glenfarclas "Speyside" 1971 The Whisky Fair
Added on Sunday, Mar 28, 2010 at 03:52 PM
  Bottler: The Whisky Fair
  Age: 35 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1971 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 51.40 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled January 1971       Bottled September 2006       Oloroso Butt       534 Bottles
The distillery name is not used on the bottle.     Original price about $210.
Member Ratings and Notes

This is, as expected, a great sherry bomb.


N: Glenfarclas! Cherry, chocolate, raspberries, blueberry coffee notes.


P: Cherry, figs, beef stock, chocolate.


F: Little bitter, like balsamic, with chocolate.


Great flavors, not immensely complex and the structure is quite good but not perfect.  But I would not turn it down.  Adding a bit of water makes it sweeter and probably too easy to throw back. 


n:  Sherry, teak and new plastic.  Lovely.


p:  Clearly sherried but not sweet.  Decent stuff.



Big. Meaty. Sherry.  Goodness.    That about sums it up for this one.   And salty.   And clean.   That about sums it up.   And... 
Richly sherried nose, deeply grapey and plummy. The palate is thick with sherry and dark dried fruits, pretty syrupy. Man I like this! It's a massively rich sherry bomb, but not too obnoxious -- the oak has balanced things out quite well. More facets to discover on every sip. Maybe it is a little obnoxious -- obnoxiously good. 
Sherry bomb with lots of mahogany, spice and dark fruit jams on the nose. Black grape juice and cherries on the palate complemented by herbal woody notes. It was drier on the palate than expected. Licorice and some smoke on the lengthy finish.  
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