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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1963 Release X Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1963 Release X

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
The Family Casks 1963 Release X
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
49 years old
Abv
46.50%
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Neil Ridley

79
Nose
Crushed hazel and Brazil nuts, a slight swimming pool note, a little sun cream (where is this coming from?) some spiced blood orange and do I detect a faint whiff of peat smoke… so faint, it's almost like vanilla pipe tobacco.
Palate
Intensely dry, with some bitter chocolate, a little lavender, marzipan and cola cube sweets.
Finish
Orange zest, some dark Seville orange marmalade and a ton of oak round out this whisky, falling just short if its fifth decade.
Comment
Not without merit, but just not quite as exciting, or engaging as the previous whiskies.

Rob Allanson

78
Nose
Deep, dark and resinous, bow rosin, Olorosso sherry, dunnage warehouses, leather armchairs, boot dubbin, box of matches, antique boxes, gentle tobacco note too.
Palate
So much dark fruit, huge intense notes, blueberries and blackberries. Fizzy cola bottles, liquorice root, parma violets. Very floral in time.
Finish
Drying, astringent but still got a good spice kick. A little oak showing as well.
Comment
A venerable whisky but the oak is showing signs of taking over command.
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