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Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

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Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

Postby Red_Arremer » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:53 pm

Some friends and I are going to a Glenfarclas tasting hosted by Joe Howel and George Grant at Federal Wine & Spirits in Boston MA tonight. There will be 1974 vintage bottles available to buy at the tasting. I haven't seen them around anywhere else.

In your opinions, is the 1974 Glenfarclas hard enough to find that if I like it, I should just snap it up right there?
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Re: Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:24 pm

How hard is it to get bottles shipped to Mass.? I see the 1974 around in So. Cal. The 1968 is more difficult to find. I had it about 3 years ago and found it to be terrific.
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Re: Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

Postby Red_Arremer » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:17 pm

In Massachusetts, It's a fellony to order and recieve liquor without a distributors license. My impression is that US liquor sellers know this and won't ship to ordinary citizens of MA. Maybe some oversees companies wouldn't know or care, but that's a gamble and I've heard some bad stories.
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Re: Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

Postby Bulkington » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:10 pm

If this is about the Glenfarclas 1974 Vintage 31 Year Old Cask Strength, released in the US only, I'd like to revive this thread. Thoughts? I've been considering it, but maybe I should save my money and get an affordable older standard like the 21 or the 25 instead.

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Re: Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:16 pm

I have a bottle of this that is unopened but Wave has a bottle and he raves about it. If you look through the Glenfarclas live tasting he posted his thoughts about it. Made me run out and buy a bottle.

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Re: Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

Postby Ganga » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:04 am

The 1974 is most excellent. IMO, it is a much better choice than the 1968. I also prefer it to the current 25 and 17.
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Re: Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

Postby Wave » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:45 am

As Sean says, I do have a bottle (actually two!) and I do rave about it! A wonderfully sherried cask strength 'Farclas. It's still available at Binny's for $189.99.


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Re: Glenfarclas 1974 Availability, Thoughts

Postby Wave » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:43 pm

Ganga wrote:The 1974 is most excellent. IMO, it is a much better choice than the 1968. I also prefer it to the current 25 and 17.


Unless that '68 is from The Family Cask edition (38yo 65.1% ABV) Euphoria in a bottle! Easily one of the top 3 whisky's I have ever tasted!


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