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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1965 Release X Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1965 Release X

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
The Family Casks 1965 Release X
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
46 years old
Abv
57.80%
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Neil Ridley

81
Nose
The power has well and truly been turned up on this, with the same nuttiness as the previous whiskies, coupled with some fragrant clean linen, some freshly turned earth, a hint of farmyard/wet hay and orange zest.
Palate
The extra alcohol strength doesn't punish the palate, but helps integrate some of the drier, woody aspects with dried figs, heavy cigar tannins and strong Darjeeling tea. Water helps quieten the whisky down, but doesn't really add a great deal.
Finish
Dry and lingering notes of cigar leaf.
Comment
Another big tannic beast.

Rob Allanson

81
Nose
Leather shoes, bales of dark tobacco, hessian sacks, cola cubes, dark cherry liquour, a citrus note too.
Palate
Caramelised orange peel, wine finished Manchego cheese. Almost flat coke, tomato sauce, fig biscuits, Maduro cigars.
Finish
Drying, tannic with an aromatic edge.
Comment
A lovely sherry hand grenade.
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