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Glenfarclas The Family Cask 1958 Release X Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas The Family Cask 1958 Release X

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
The Family Cask 1958 Release X
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
54 years old
Abv
43.70%
Vintage
1958
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside

Neil Ridley

84
Nose
Huge bold sherry cask notes, a distinct rancio note, turned earth, mossy wet autumn leaves and pine sap. Fortunately this one lacks that unfortunate, swift descent into a woody grave.
Palate
Bone dry and most definitely woody, but this expression has juiciness in abundance: fresh Morello cherries, mint humbugs, wet wool, molasses and flat cola. The dryness is kept.
Finish
Lingering anise, cassia bark, dried sour cherries and liquorice.
Comment
Direct and blunt, but with the right amount of intelligence and personality.

Rob Allanson

78
Nose
Fragrant and floral, orange pith too. Huge heady waves of damp earth, harvest fields, also a little cough syrup. Leather boots.
Palate
Burnt toffee, bitter dark chocolate, cherry menthols, fragrant candle wax, dark treacle, wood shavings.
Finish
Astringent, drying with cinnamon sticks and spices.
Comment
Wooded and a bit of a bruiser, but works on many levels. One for the sherry heads.
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