Glenfarclas 1970 Family Cask (Cask 2030)
Added on Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 09:39 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1970 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.90 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Cask 2030   Bottled Sept. 20, 2012   1 of 134 Bottles

Exclusively for K&L     $580 on release 

Member Ratings and Notes

The nose has huge wood; it's almost bourbon-like.  The palate has dry-as-a-bone sherry, chocolate and bourbon.  The finish is more of the same.


This is a very intense and unique Glenfarclas.  The high oak level makes it dry and bourbony, but it doesn't taste at all over-oaked to me (i.e. one dimensionally woody).  Really great stuff.



Resinous/ waxy sherry bomb nose. Lots of stuff here: red apple gummy candy, tobacco, leather, menthol, and spicy mint. The richness and complexity continues onto the palate. Its bitter sweet with prunes, raisins, blackberry, cherry, and dark chocolate. Leather and tobacco linger on the finish. Easy to drink and delicious.  Open it immediately if you have a bottle.  Its great! 

Heavy dried fruits in the nose, a rich glass of cabernet sauvignon. Rubbery and a little medicinal.


Palate is heavy on those dried fruits, with lots of dark cherries. Raisiny. Full of that varnishy, oaky richness that you find with some whiskies this old. Hints of Dimetapp syrup (the old kind) in the long finish. Nice and chewy.


The rubbery aspect is a weird kind of rubber, and at first a little weird. That evens out and the flavors deepen, and the Dimetapp fades. There's an oddness to it that I can't place a finger on, but I really, highly enjoy it.

Dark blood red color. Sweet sherry notes and a sherry bomb all around. I get a lot in this one, besides the usual sherry elements, including licorice and a fair amount of wood. Really lingers on the roof of the mouth for what seems like an eternity. [1/4/13] 

n: dense sherried oak, pine tar resin, dark chocolate, and apple cider.


t: very dark sherry bomb that's almost sour from the intensity and the high ABV. Dark prunes, black raisins, and dry tobacco leaf with the dry dust from sanding cherry wood. Chewing on an old leatherbound book and some really dark chocolate. There isn't anything candy-like about this one, it is very deep and savoury and that is what makes this is a unique Glenfarclas. The finish is of black cherries, pepper and wood that coats my mouth and lasts forever.  [A-/A]



n:  Sherry soaked in a horse saddle


p: Cloying.  Dry sherry that strips moisture.  Bitter wood. 

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