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Glenfarclas 1953/2012

by Oliver Klimek on May 16, 2012

For Wealth Solutions – First fill shery butt 1674 – 47,2%


My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Bright amber
Nose: Apples, raisins, dried apricots, butterscotch, a waxed wood table with a vase of flowers, whiffs of a dusty old cupboard and a wee bit of smoke.
Palate: A gentle but very notiecable smokiness wraps around a rich fruit cocktail, and yes it is sprinkled with rose petals. Not very sweet but immensely flavourful. Where is the wood?
Finish: Endless, fruity, slightly dry and slightly smoky.
Overall: Simply magnificent. Most of these bottles are offered to investors. But anyone buying this bottle to increase their wealth by a few bucks misses out on a once-in-a-liftetime opportunity. If you can afford this whisky, please drink it!

Rating: 95/100 – Price Tag $$$$$$$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Some bottles are available through Master of Malt

Review sample provided by Master of Malt

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Keith May 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’m just reading the release note for this and it does clearly state that the cask began life in Spain where it was used to mature sherry and then transported to Scotland. But it then goes on to speak of American Oak. So was the Sherry cask made from US Oak sent to Spain for sherry maturation, then to Glenfarclas?

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Oliver Klimek May 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

American Oak is the species, quercus alba, not necessarily the origin. As far as I know it is also grown in Spain

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Keith May 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Ahh thanks, that clears up something I wondered about recently. Silly me.

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Ryan May 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

You must be employing a logarithmic Price Tag scale if this is only 10 $’s. ;-)

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Oliver Klimek May 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm

No secret formula involved. But I felt the need to expand the regular system ;)

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Whisky Times Blog May 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I am sooooooo looking forward to trying this. I like complete mug I left my bottle at work. How nice is the packaging and the book though! I believe most of this stuff will go to polish investors, so if you get a chance to buy I suggest grabbing it with both hands, even a miniature just to taste this little bit of history.

I published a load of info about this whisky here: http://whiskytimes.co.uk/2012/05/glenfarclas-1953/

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