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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Glenfarclas 1957 (bottled 2014), The Family Casks, 50,3%

Review #626
This is from the iconic single cask series “The Family Casks” from Glenfarclas! This is from the 2015 spring release and about 57 years old. It is from a Sherry Hogshead, with the cask no. 2110, and only 159 bottles were made. Deep sweet Sherry notes in the smell. Almost as sweet as Rum. The oak is dominant, but goes great alongside the deep Sherry notes.

Tannins and thick oak juice in the taste. Dates, dates and heavy overripe plums. The finish is long and the whisky seems so thick, you would think you could cut it in slices. The oak takes over a bit with the sweetness from the dried fruits.

A great dram, but to be honest, I much more prefer the family casks between 20 and 30 years old. There, I find the flavours from the oak and the previous content to be in perfect balance. Here it seems like the oak has become a bit too dominant. I will give this 88/100 (22/22/22/22).

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