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[21 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
An ex-bourbon cask Glenfarclas? yes! –SMWS 1.194 Attractive, rounded and comforting, 16 yo

A bourbon cask Glenfarclas? Blasphemy! some would shout, and indeed there are not that many cask GFs bottled from an ex-bourbon. Indeed, Glranfarclas is synonomous with sherry maturation, and although you’d never guess this was a GF blind, their spirit is top notch, and works perfectly well with ex-bourbon. I’ve tasted a bourbon cask sample way back when the Glenfarclas …

Featured, Glenfarclas, Headline, Oloroso, Tasting Notes »

[1 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Glenfarclas 1993 oloroso sherry casks [2012 ed.]

Glenfarclas are lucky to have a lot of stock aging in their warehouses, so they are able to release interesting , aged whiskies from time to time. (this is what happens when you’re a family owned distillery , and putting your stuff into single malts rather than using it as blending fodder).  I am not sure where I got this …

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[6 Jan 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Breath of Speyside Adelphi 15 yo 60,2% [Glenfarclas]

You know that Glenfarclas does not permit IB’s to bottle its malt and call it Glenfarclas, so they do find weird names to name their bottles. One amazing (and much older) was the
Glenfarclas Norse Cask 1964 “Rechlerich” I scored at 97/100 (best ever?), This one is also a very nice indie GF, I got from my good whisky friend Tom …

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[23 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Glenfarclas Makes ‘Alyah’ to Israel –Tasting Event – Part II

Last week I posted the first part of this tasting, led by Mr. Ransom , which we started like you normally do , with the younger GF bottlings (the 8,10,12,and 15).
So there we were after sipping on the lovely 15 yo, and ready for the heavier cannons so to speak, in terms of age, and ABV (the 105). But before …

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[16 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Glenfarclas Makes ‘Alyah’ to Israel –Tasting Event – Part I/II

It’s not a secret Israel is undergoing a renaissance period when it comes to whisky in recent months, all due to the (timely) change of Taxation laws on Spirits that took place 6 months ago, and changed taxation for the better for High end whiskies at the expense of local cheapo drinks. Before the reform a bottle would have been …

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[23 May 2013 | One Comment | ]
Glenfarclas 2003 – Nickolls & Perks Cask#1448

Glenfarclas distillery believes in doing one thing great : distilling and aging whisky in Sherry casks, and as such are in the habit of releasing very good to excellent whiskies all the time. I’ve been trying to think of a Glenfarclas I’ve tried (and I’ve tried A lot) and did not like, and I think there isn’t. Clearly i was …

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[16 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
Glenfarclas Family Cask 1995 Usquebaugh society NL

Image by : Gert-Jan De Ruiter
While at maltstock, back in September 2012, I sat at a table with few good whisky friends (Sjoerd, and Tom) and some others, and started tasting some samples each brought. Tom had brought quite a few excellent samples, and one of which was this one. Of course, with so much to taste and drink some …

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[30 Jul 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Tasting Perfection :  Glenfarclas Norse Cask 1964 “Rechlerich”

Some distilleries make consistent wonderful drams and the family owned Glenfarclas is one of them. It’s a favorite of mine as you well know, and making older expressions of perfect sherried malts is what they excel at. Seldom do you find a bad OB ‘Farclas. IB Glenfarclas is not common, and they are never bottled under the Glenfarclas name as …

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[21 May 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
Tasting the oldest Glenfarclas to date -The 1953 Vintage 58  yo

You know the story: how much I Love Glenfarclas, and how much I love surprises, right? So imagine how happy I felt when I learnt that a wee sample bottle containing whisky made in 1953, and just bottled by Glenfarclas, is on its way here to the holy land! It’s not everyday that such a treasure is released (in fact …

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[17 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Glenfarclas 175 Special anniversary edition

No, this whisky is not 175 year old as you might guess (a wee bit too much of maturation LOL), but rather a special 175 year anniversary bottling. Glenfarclas Distillery was first licensed in 1836 and to mark the 175th year of operation, this expression was released.  It is really a vatting quite a few casks from different decades : …