Glenfarclas 1965 Old Malt Cask "Probably..."
Added on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 09:43 AM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 43 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1965 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
"Probably Speyside's Finest Distillery"                          Original price around $160
Distilled 1965 October       Bottled 2008 December       583 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
I originally gave this an A- mostly for the nose. This is the first time a malt smelled like fresh cinnamon rolls.  And I love that smell.  Add oranges to that. On a second tasting, oxidation seemed to bring it toward peanut butter. The palette seems a bit of a let down, not that it is bad, but the nose is so amazing.  Tastes of sherry, a little apple and cheese, and still the orange flavors.  Moderately long finish turns to mulled wine flavors.  I have always found Glenfarclas is much better when it gets over 25 years.  This is another good example. 
This is a delicious dance of coconuts, fruit juice, spice, and YUM.  Very honeyed and quite sweet for the age.  Tinges of sulfur and smoke.  Gets more dry in the finish.  A tasty treat. 
Very woody all around, on the nose and palate, but it's not a bitter wood, dry in body but a little sugar in the finish makes it  
work... After a while more of a sherry profile emerged, figs and 
orange peel.  Some old bourbon and pepper notes finish it off. 
n: Wood varnish and leather saddle.  Whole wheat bread
p: Yum.  Leather, rotten apple,rubber tire. Very gassy.  The leather really sticks for a nice long finish.
Probably not the best Glenfarclas coud produce in 43 years, but a steal at the original price
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