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 2003 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 # 1963 for over 15 years and bottled at natural strength of 58.3% abv on December 6, 2018 with an outrun of 612 bottles.
Nose: delicate sherry notes, raisins, oranges, plums, buckwheat honey, dash of dried herbs, olive oil, hints of leather and candle wax and little oak.
Palate: quite fruity and malty, pears, Mirabelle plums, quince jelly, orange peel, milk chocolate, honey, mixed herbs, dash of allspice and oak tannins.
Finish: medium long, with notes of milk chocolate, brown sugar, summer fruits, mixed dried herbs and subtle oaky bitterness.