Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Glenfarclas 185th Anniversary Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $299.00
$269. 99
$3239.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%

As the label suggests, this special selection of casks from six different decades was bottled to celebrate Glenfarclas' 185th anniversary (1836 - 2021). Consistent with the classic distillery profile, being sherry-heavy and bottled at 46%, expect plenty of Christmas spices, fruit cake, stewed plums and a hint of chocolate. "High class" liquid, according to whiskyfun's review below. Just 6000 bottles were released, so we're unlikely to see it again.

Other reviews... The '175th Anniversary', back in 2011, had been excellent IMHO (WF 88) but I'm afraid I haven't heard much since back then, the last ten years seem to have been pretty quiet at Glenfarclas. Colour: gold. Nose: there is some sherry, but not a lot, it's a rather natural, pastry-like, fat-as-always Speysider, with quite some vanilla and cakes, then various herbal teas and a few raisins. I have to say balance is perfect, you just couldn't find fault with this one on the nose. I suspect some pretty older casks have been involved, as there isn't any single roughness. Mouth: yes, excellent, pretty fruity, as if it was at least 25 year old. We're talking guavas and mangos, pink bananas, then orange blossom water, custard, overripe apples and a wide range of softer spices, cinnamon and caraway first, then a few mentholy ones, pine liqueur, sultanas... All that works in sync. Finish: not the longest ever but this fruity freshness remains perfect. Mango cake. Comments: this one's probably been assembled with much care; I find it rather fruitier than your 'average' Glenfarclas. High class indeed, happy anniversary Glenfarclas (sorry if I'm late).  88 points -