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21 Jun 2013

A Glenfarclas verticale

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * News|Glenfarclas

Glenfarclas whiskyI’ve been working on a little vertical tasting of high age Glenfarclas bottlings. The youngest will be a 1980 Family Cask (around 27 years old), and we’ll be working our way through the 1970’s, 1960’s and 1950’s. The highlight will be a really old one, nearly 60 years old.

In the meantime there’s also the special Glenfarclas 175th Anniversary Chairman’s Reserve, a vatting of four casks with a combined age of exactly 175 years.

Stay tuned for a couple of gems!

A Glenfarclas verticale Ruben Luyten 2013-06-21



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