Glenfarclas 1965 "Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery" DL Platinum Old & Rare
Added on Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 09:12 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 46 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1965 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.60 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $400 Availability: Overseas Specialty

Distilled October 1965     Bottled November 2011     Sherry Butt     143 Bottles

(Members: This was "Kastigir" in the Highlander meeting) 

Member Ratings and Notes

Nose:  Lots of oak, sherry, candy corn


Palate:  Dry sherry, water adds some depth and a bit of sulphur.


Finish:  vanilla.


This is the one I most wanted to return to throught the tasting and the one that stood up best to the others, particularly the other sherried malts.  It showed more complexity and depth within the sherry.  In retrospect, it shouldn't have been surprising that it was a Glenfarclas.  


If there can be only one, this was it for me.




N: Dark sherry, candied apples, mint and something a bit floral as well

P: Mixed fruit bowl.  Spicy and waxy with all nice sherry notes.  

F: Dry bitter chocolate.  Just a hint of sulphur as well.


B+/A- ... I'd give away "the prize" for a bottle of this.

N: Meaty sherry with a bit of rancio.
P: Wow, huge and fruity sherry with some purple notes. Lots of wood resin.
F: Long, long, long. Rather tannic at the end, bringing it down a notch for me. 

n:  Sherry on sherry.


p:  More sherry.



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