The original Family Casks Collection was released in 2007 and comprised whiskies from the best casks from the distillery’s warehouses, bottled at cask strength and of natural color.
The collection included 43 different bottlings, with one for each year from 1952 to 1994. The Family Casks are unique and we are not aware of any other collection of old and rare whiskies that covers 43 consecutive years from the same distillery. Glenfarclas 1996 presented here is a continuation of the ambitious project, a part of the renowned Family Cask range. The whisky was aged in 4th fill butt # 24 for 22 years and bottled at natural strength of 58.9% abv on December 6, 2018 with an outrun of 515 bottles.
Nose: malty and waxy with light sherry notes, dried flower petals, toffee, honey, prunes, dried dates, orange peel, white pepper, traces of tobacco and oak.
Palate: restrained, oranges, bananas, grapefruits, milk chocolate, honeyed nuts, pepper, hints of cinnamon and ginger, notes of hay and oak tannins.
Finish: medium long and pretty spicy, with notes of pepper, ginger, mixed herbs hints of dried fruits and oak tannins.