Glenfarclas 60 Year Old
Matured for these 60 Years in a First Fill Sherry Butt, officially launched at the Nth Whisky Show in Las Vegas – 3rd April 2014 – it has finally been released in Europe.
George Grant (Glenfarclas’ Sales Director and 6th generation of the Grant Family), says:
‘At a time when more and more distilleries are going down the no age statement route for their super premium products, we are delighted to be able to release this magnificent 60 year old Glenfarclas. My grandfather started laying down stocks for the future way back in the 50s, so it is thanks to his incredible foresight that we are able to bottle this today. I’m sure he would have been as impressed by it as I am.
Matured in a first fill sherry butt, it has an incredibly dark, rich mahogany colour. It is surprisingly vibrant with lots of dried fruits, demerara sugar and spice coming through on the nose as well as the rich, oaky tannins that one would expect from a whisky of this venerable age. The sherry influence really comes through on the palate, with rich treacle, bitter coffee and espresso notes all making an appearance. The finish is the longest I have ever experienced – 20 minutes later you will still be able to taste the subtle nuances of this incredible dram.’
The packaging is reflective of the spirit inside – a bespoke cut crystal decanter mirrors the shape of the classic Glenfarclas bottle while each side of the hexagonal presentation box represents one of the 6 generations of the Grant family to own and manage the distillery since 1865.
This is exactly the kind of dram I am desperately hoping to try at the upcoming Whisky Show at London’s Vinopolis in October. Fingers crossed!