Posts Tagged “Glenfarclas”

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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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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One Quick Dram: Ballindalloch 12 Year Old The Whisky Exchange Straight From the Barrel

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One Quick Dram: Ballindalloch 12 Year Old The Whisky Exchange Straight From the Barrel

Ballindalloch is the “undisclosed” name for Glenfarclas, and this lovely little dram was the counterpart of the ex-bourbon Glenfarclas we had in the Malt Mongers Tel Aviv meeting last week. That SMWS 1.156 Glenfarclas dram was reviewed here. The Ballindalloch spent about the same time in a sherry butt as the SMWS was in its…

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One Quick Dram: Glenfarclas 21

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One Quick Dram: Glenfarclas 21

The Glenfarclas distillery is one of a kind. This is a family owned distillery, owned by the Grant family since 1865. This distillery is exteremely traditional in its approach to whisky making. On one hand, that creates a very consistent line of whiskys. On the other hand, most will find the one expression they favor…

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