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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Glenfarclas 1988 (bottled 2015), The Family Casks, 52,7%

Review #496
This is from the iconic single cask series “The Family Casks” from Glenfarclas! This is from the 2015 winter release and about 27 years old. It is from a refill Sherry butt, with the cask no. 1512, and only 599 bottles were made. Some sweet dried fruits in the smell. Not too heavy, and some fresh peaches is knocking on the door. Some honey and oak in the background as well.

Very dry at first in the taste. Then the oak comes rushing in. Tobacco, leather and coffee notes is laying in the background. The dried fruits is a bit subdued at first, but starts to come forward in the finish alongside some sweetness.

This dram is very warming. The high ABV and the leather tobacco notes sits in your throat and you feel the warmth all the way down to the stomach. It is fun to see that the cask after about 27 years have given so little fruity flavours, yet so many other dark notes. On the other hand, the dried fruits are very much present in the smell. I will give this 92/100 (23/22/23/24).

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