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Question re: Glenfarclas Christmas 1980 Single Cask Strength

Postby Oliver » Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:46 am

Happy New Year to all:

I was wondering if anyone has heard (or better yet tasted) this 23 year old sinlge caks, cask strength Glefarclas.
Is it hard or relatively easy to get? DOes anyone have a clue at what it may cost in stores or elsewhere?

Thanks!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:07 pm

Hi Oliver,

It's hard to get but I found one at the Whisky Exchange in London.

OB Glenfarclas 1980 22yo "Christmas Bottling" / Distilled 24th December 1980 55% 70cl £58.72 £69.00 Inc.

Try your luck at http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com

Maybe they can help you.

Happy hunting,

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Postby Oliver » Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:37 pm

Erik, thanks for your reply.
I checked out the whisky exchange and, wow, what a selection.
I am interested in some of their products (vintage 18 yo Macallans).
Do you find them reliable?
Has anyone had any problems with the folks at the Whisky Exchange?
And, last not least, do they ship to the us?

Thanks again
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Postby blackkeno » Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:07 am

I make an expensive purchase from them once or twice a year and they have always been exceptionally professional. I have half a dozen friends here in the US who have also ordered without problems. One time, an order of mine was delayed because of a change in our state's spirits laws.

I have the greatest respect for them. They have helped me to obtain some of my favorate types of whiskies including Irish Pure Pot Still and Longrow single malt. I've picked up half a dozen expressions of each that are virtually unavailable in the US.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:06 pm

Oliver,

Like Blackkeno said, those guys are very reliable. I had done some business too with them ( 7 bottles of the Bunnahabhain 1968 Hogmanay Edition) and their service is excellent. No problem dealing with them. About shipping to the US I believe Blackkeno allready gave you an answer...

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Postby petecaps » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:59 pm

back on topic here boys. Anyone sample this yet. A couple bottles are available here in Tokyo. Sounds yummy. 26 years old and Port pipes. HMMMMMM :smoke:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:46 pm

Wow! Dredging up a three-and-a-half-year-old thread, and on your first post, yet. That has to be some kind of record! Congratulations, pc!
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:12 pm

Glenfarclas does a great job, I'm sure it will be good. I'd buy it!
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Postby Mr Ellen » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:45 pm

Talking 'bout Farclas I just got the following in my mailbox...seems they have a nice little collection out on the market at the moment.

Year Cask No. Cask type Bottles % vol. Price in €

1952 1712 Plain Hogshead 110 46,5 1350,00
1953 1678 Sherry Butt 480 53,7 975,00
1954 444 Sherry Butt 106 52,6 1075,00
1955 2211 Sherry Butt 545 46,1 1025,00
1956 1758 Sherry Butt 435 47,3 940,00
1957 2111 Sherry Hogshead 158 54 940,00
1958 2245 Sherry Butt 455 51,6 920,00
1959 1816 Sherry Hogshead 194 52,5 890,00
1960 1767 Sherry Hogshead 228 52,4 610,00
1961 4913 Sherry Hogshead 159 46 5115,00
1962 2645 Sherry Hogshead 166 54,8 515,00
1963 4098 Sherry Butt 420 56,7 490,00
1964 4717 Sherry Butt 415 53,1 475,00
1965 3861 Sherry Butt 417 60 415,00
1966 4177 Sherry Butt 514 51,5 395,00
1967 5118 Sherry Hogshead 181 58,5 390,00
1968 1318 Sherry Butt 483 55,1 375,00
1969 3184 Sherry Hogshead 148 56,2 365,00
1970 566 Sherry Butt 497 53,6 355,00
1971 140 Sherry Butt 459 57,1 365,00
1972 3545 Sherry Butt 645 51,1 395,00
1973 2578 Sherry Butt 457 58,3 340,00
1974 5786 Sherry Butt 555 60,8 305,00
1975 5038 Refill Hogshead 187 51,4 385,00
1976 3111 Refill Butt 595 49,4 325,00
1977 61 Refill Butt 582 59 255,00
1978 587 Refill Hogshead 257 50,3 245,00
1979 146 Plain Hogshead 225 52,8 235,00
1980 1942 Refill Sherry Butt 681 50,1 240,00
1981 29 Refill Sherry Hogshead 234 52,4 235,00
1982 2213 Refill Sherry Hogshead 258 58,3 205,00
1983 50 Refill Hogshead 302 56 225,00
1984 6028 Plain Hogshead 267 51,3 225,00
1985 2826 Refill Sherry Hogshead 329 46,3 185,00
1986 3434 Refill Sherry Puncheon 521 56,5 170,00
1987 1010 Refill Sherry Hogshead 262 55,1 165,00
1988 7033 Sherry Butt 572 56,3 170,00
1989 11721 Sherry Butt 600 60 160,00
1990 9246 Sherry Butt 617 58,9 140,00
1991 5623 Sherry Butt 613 57,9 130,00
1992 264 Sherry Butt 669 55,5 125,00
1993 11 Refill Sherry Butt 592 58,9 115,00

Now, all we have to do is to decide which ones we want, don't we? :P

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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:52 pm

On my visit to Glenfarclas in April, we got to taste, straight from the barrel in one of the oldest dunnage warehouses, the 1953 sherry, the 1989 sherry, the 1992 bourbon, and also a 2002, all very very spectacular!! Truly a great distillery!!
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Postby Jan » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:02 pm

Di Blasi wrote:On my visit to Glenfarclas in April, we got to taste, straight from the barrel in one of the oldest dunnage warehouses, the 1953 sherry, the 1989 sherry, the 1992 bourbon, and also a 2002, all very very spectacular!! Truly a great distillery!!


Sounds great DB! How did the bourbon matured 'farclas compare?

(And how went your friends visit to Copenhagen?)
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:22 pm

Hey Mr Ellen I got that too but I can't find the bottles on the site that sent the email ... how is your german :?
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Postby Mr Ellen » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:28 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Hey Mr Ellen I got that too but I can't find the bottles on the site that sent the email ... how is your german :?


Well, it's not perfect (although I've been living in Austria for almost 2 years) but it's OK... :thumbsup:
I also noticed they weren't on the site. My guess is that they are so new that they haven't had them listed yet.
Maybe they're taking pre-orders at the moment...

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:15 am

That's a nice list Anders! I have only tasted the 12 and the 30 from Glenfarclas but I'm kind of "saving" the rest of their expressions for later on. What surprises me is that they are relatively reasonably priced - especially for what you get! In my whereabouts the 1954 is available for a mere £ 530,- which must be a steal for such an old OB whisky!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:34 am

Ooh, and that's my birth year...Christian, you can buy me that for my birthday, and bring it over to Craigellachie in October.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:46 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:Ooh, and that's my birth year...Christian, you can buy me that for my birthday, and bring it over to Craigellachie in October.
:lol: :lol:
No problem! Seems buying you birthday "vintage" presents can be a bit expensive......
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Postby Golden Promise Alex » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:16 am

Di Blasi wrote:On my visit to Glenfarclas in April, we got to taste, straight from the barrel in one of the oldest dunnage warehouses, the 1953 sherry, the 1989 sherry, the 1992 bourbon, and also a 2002, all very very spectacular!! Truly a great distillery!!


The cask of 1992 you tatsed can't have been the one for The family Casks Series as the 1992 is a sherry butt as well. The youngest bourbon casks in the series are from 1983 en 1984 (refill hogshead and plain hogshead).

I had a chance to taste the 1965 (very very good), the 1983 (very special to taste such a good Farclie on bourbonwood) and the 1974 (classic example of a good sherried farclie).

And I'll try 4 more vintages on sept. 2nd as I'm organising a Glenfarclas tasting in Holland with four vintages from the Family Casks (1977-1984-1989-1994). Image So come over to Holland to join us!

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:35 am

Interesting to note that these have some serious prices compared to what is available already


1959 1816 Sherry Hogshead 194 52,5 890,00

1974 5786 Sherry Butt 555 60,8 305,00

1979 146 Plain Hogshead 225 52,8 235,00

1981 29 Refill Sherry Hogshead 234 52,4 235,00


Yet one can still get

Glenfarclas 1959/2002 The Historic Reserve No. 4 46%vol. 0,7l €390

and

Glenfarclas 1974 Anniversary Malt 54,5%vol. 0,7l for €142.50

and

Glenfarclas 1979/2002 Edition No.9 Alexander G.Bell 54%vol. 0,7l €85

and

Glenfarclas 1981 Port Pipes Selection 46%vol. 0,7l €68


All from the same seller :o

I know there can be a difference of 4-5 years in age and that the abv are much lower in some cases but the new issue is quite steep especially for some of the younger bottles.

I also wonder how the worked the price structure as the '53 is cheaper than both the '54 & '55 and nearly on par with the '56 & '57. Does that mean it is not a great cask :?


But I suppose compared to say if theywere Ardbegs they would be quite cheap :lol:
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Postby Di Blasi » Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:27 pm

Jan wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:On my visit to Glenfarclas in April, we got to taste, straight from the barrel in one of the oldest dunnage warehouses, the 1953 sherry, the 1989 sherry, the 1992 bourbon, and also a 2002, all very very spectacular!! Truly a great distillery!!


Sounds great DB! How did the bourbon matured 'farclas compare?

(And how went your friends visit to Copenhagen?)


The bourbon cask was excellent as well, a classic style bourbon cask, and great tasting them side by side! (I'll pm you regarding my friends visit, thanks again for the help and reminder!)
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Postby Golden Promise Alex » Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:58 pm

I just took a better look in the prices you published, Mr. ellen. But are you sure these are the retailprices including VAT?

If so, you make me curious who sells them for these prices. The retailprices in Holland are much higher!

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Postby Mr Ellen » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:43 pm

Golden Promise Alex wrote:I just took a better look in the prices you published, Mr. ellen. But are you sure these are the retailprices including VAT?

If so, you make me curious who sells them for these prices. The retailprices in Holland are much higher!

Alex


Hi Alex,

If you send me a PM with your E-mail address I will forward the original E-mail to you with all the details.

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