Archive For The “Glenfarclas” Category

The Favorite Distilleries of Secret Facebook Maltheads: A Survey

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The Favorite Distilleries of Secret Facebook Maltheads: A Survey

Facebook is full of secret whisky associations, and the most secretive of those, with only 104 of the most discerning whisky nuts, is the WFFA. While I can’t say any more about the group, since one can’t ask to join it, and as two of the three rules the group has were taken out of Chuck Palahniuk’s…

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

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12 Bottles That Would Make a Great Christmas Present

Here we are just twelve days before Christmas (and it’s the first day of Hanukkah), and gift buying is at its height! I’ll give you my top 12 bottles that would make a great holiday gift. Obviously, they are all bottles I’ve tasted, and many of them adorn my own whisky cabinet. The rules? Easy: It has…

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Glenfarclas 1956 Oloroso Casks – Stunning Sherry Bomb

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Glenfarclas 1956 Oloroso Casks – Stunning Sherry Bomb

Glenfarclas needs no introductions, nor do their dream drams at The Whisky Show. Following last year’s 1966 Fino Cask (you can read the review here), the dream dram this year was a decade older, from 1956. This expression is to commemorate the second generations of Grants, carrying a plaque with the picture of George Grant (the…

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The 2015 TWE Whisky Show – Bigger and Better – Day One Recap!

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The 2015 TWE Whisky Show – Bigger and Better – Day One Recap!

Yes, I traveled to London again this year to take part in The Whisky Exchange’s annual Whisky Show. I flew to the UK on Tuesday, and spent three days up in Scotland (full posts on my distillery visits and my lovely afternoon at Douglas Laing, as well as my October Outturn tasting at the Scotch…

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A Lovely Glenfarclas Pure Sherry Matured Whisky – 1996 Premium Edition

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A Lovely Glenfarclas Pure Sherry Matured Whisky – 1996 Premium Edition

My eldest son recently turned 18, and got a bottle of his birth year vintage Glenfarclas as part of the birthday gifts. This is a special edition for the German market called “Premium Edition” and is a bottling of 11 sherry casks distilled between 15.2.1996 and 20.11.1996. They were bottled on 30.8.2009, just a few…

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Glenfarclas 12 – So Very Glenfarclas!!

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Glenfarclas 12 – So Very Glenfarclas!!

2015 is a special year at Glenfarclas. 150 years ago, in 1865, father and son, John and George Grant, bought the distillery, so in a way, this is the really important anniversary, as for the past century and a half, the distillery has been independent (well, almost….there was the Pattison partnership in 1895 and the tsunami…

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Two Happy Occasions Coincide: My 500th Single Malt and 45th Birthday Dram – Glenfarclas 1969 Family Cask

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Two Happy Occasions Coincide: My 500th Single Malt and 45th Birthday Dram – Glenfarclas 1969 Family Cask

About a month and a half ago, I gave my friend and fellow blogger Yoav access to the list of whiskys I had tasted, which I had just moved onto the computer. After an hour or so Yoav tells me that he has a challenge for me. He noticed the list was at 460 and my birthday was…

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Fino Sherry and Glenfarclas Spirit – What 47 Years Will Do…

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Fino Sherry and Glenfarclas Spirit – What 47 Years Will Do…

One of the most popular dream drams at the London Whisky Show was the 1966 Glenfarclas aged in Fino Sherry casks, and no wonder, as you don’t get to see Fino Sherry coming out of Glenfarclas every day. The official story is of long forgotten casks, which then had to be traced back to diaries kept by…

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A Glenfarclas Like No Other! Glenfarclas Port Cask

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A Glenfarclas Like No Other! Glenfarclas Port Cask

Glenfarclas are known for their almost religious traditionalism, sticking with sherry and bourbon casks and staunchly opposing new ideas such as finishes. However, every once in a while, a non traditional gem pops up. When I say non traditional, I only mean that it’s a cask that you don’t traditionally see, because even the whisky…

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