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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1986 25 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1986 25 Years Old

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
The Family Casks 1986 25 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
58.40%
Vintage
1986
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Martine Nouet

73
Nose
Woody. Damp wood. Musty scent. Strong earthiness.
Palate
Sweet and bitter. Deep astringency. The same earthy/musty character as on the nose. Walnut skin. Some spices. Wood has taken the lead in a dominating manner.
Finish
Sweet and bitter. Fading quickly.
Comment
You have got to like woody whiskies to appreciate this one. The sweetness cannot balance the astringency.

Rob Allanson

78
Nose
Like you just walked into a dunnage warehouse, damp casks, that earthy note, seasoned logs and leaf mulch in autumn.
Palate
Follows on from the nose, deep, dark earthy notes, autumnal evenings, turned soil and then the oak grips through.
Finish
Some sweetness comes through.
Comment
A lovely whisky for this time of year, certainly plenty of oak grip.
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