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Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1957 Cask 2 Sherry Hogshead 50 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1957 Cask 2 Sherry Hogshead 50 Years Old

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
The Family Cask Release 3 1957 Cask 2 Sherry Hogshead 50 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
50 years old
Abv
46.20%
Vintage
1957
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside

Dave Broom

70
Nose
Dense, yet sweet. Mix of coffee,dusty sherried notes. Sooty smoke. Goes deep into leaf mould,carbonised fruits,burnt sticks,then menthol.
Palate
Dry,firm tannic structure. There's residual sweetness here,the cask has had such huge influence. Tight even with water and a little too bitter for me.
Finish
Slightly astringent. Bitter chocolate.
Comment
Just too much cask influence for the sake of balance.

Martine Nouet

70
Nose
Rich oak. Sweet fruit notes. Dry apricot, damson plums. Walnut stain.
Palate
Syrupy,thick but so astringent. Cocoa beans. So much oak. The dried fruit is covered by a thick coat of dark chocolate. Coffee beans too.
Finish
Dry,bitter,not as long as expected.
Comment
An old fellow which has been drowned in oak. Where is the distillery character?
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