Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1985 #2592

The Ladies Share had a blind tasting earlier this year. I have already shared my tasting notes on some of the whiskies from that evening; Audny Series 3, Bunnahabhain Cruach-Mhòna and anCnoc Stack.

Today I am sharing my tasting notes on the best whisky that evening: Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1985 #2592 Release X. The whisky was distilled in 1985 and bottled 28 June 2012 into 270 bottles at 44,9 ABV. One of the Ladies got it for her 30th birthday.

Glenfarclas Distillery is located in Speyside. This is what they say about their series The Family Casks:

The Family Casks are a unique collection of the best single casks from the distillery’s warehouses. Launched in 2007, the collection initially comprised 43 single cask bottlings, with one cask from every year from 1952 to 1994. It is our intention to continue to offer as wide a range of consecutive vintage dated single casks as possible, hence since 2007 there have been further releases, to replace casks which have sold out, and to extend the range to include vintages up to the year 2000. The Family Casks are bottled at cask strength and natural colour, allowing you to explore the subtle differences between casks and the history of family owned Glenfarclas.

A warm, typically sherry matured whisky on the nose. Sherry, chocolate, confectionery, dried apricots and salt. Very rich and smooth on the palate. Chocolate, dried apricot and salt here as well. Very fruity with dates and melons. The finish lingers with salt and oak. It leaves the palate feeling dry. A bit too dry to my taste.

My score: nose 22 / taste 23 / finish 21 / balance 22 = 88

– Tone

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