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Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1959 Cask 3227 Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1959 Cask 3227

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
The Family Cask Release 3 1959 Cask 3227
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
50.90%
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside

Dave Broom

68
Nose
As black as ink. Espresso,treacle and Jamaica ginger cake. Lightly sulphury/meaty. Masses of bitter chocolate with a slight smokiness.
Palate
Bitter chocolate,chicory and big tannins,A dried mint character is in there alongside the meaty/gravy browning notes. Water accentuates the tannins.
Finish
Tight. Cacao
Comment
A great vintage (!) but too long in cask for me.

Martine Nouet

68
Nose
Rich,concentrated. Very oaky. Tobacco, hickory. With a sour note. A hint of Marmite. Walnut stain.
Palate
Astringent, bitter. Like a very strong coffee and chicory extract. Very harsh. Leaves an unpleasant taste.
Finish
Exactly like above. Quite lingering.
Comment
The flavours are so masked by oak that you can't decide what type of whisky you are sampling. For me,can only be drunk as a medicine. But if you don't need it,better avoid it.
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