Nectar of the Gods was an undisclosed Glenfarclas selected by the editors of Whisky Magazine. It was a festival bottling for Whisky Live Tokyo in 2005. Those were the days… Glenfarclas 1966 as a festival bottling, why not?
This cask was sourced from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and is also known as SMWS 1.121.
‘Nectar of the Gods’ Glenfarclas 38 yo 1966 (42,3%, Whisky Magazine ‘Editors Choice’ for Whisky Live Tokyo 2004, cask #6461, 84 btl.)
Nose: sweet fruits at first (jammy apricots, pineapples, stewed plums) with honey and beehive notes. Beeswax, pollen, some wood varnish as well. Darker notes of cassis and gingerbread in the background. Whiffs of women’s powder, which works well here. Almonds and very subtle whiffs of smoke (that you sometimes get in really old casks, even in unpeated whisky).
Mouth: sweet and fruity. Oranges, peaches, mirabelles. Hints of cognac rancio and the kind of venerable sourish oaky note as well. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Beeswax again. Effortlessly seductive but plenty of tiny notes if you dig deeper.
Finish: long, never woody, with Earl Grey, apricots and subtle oak spice.
Wonderful whisky from a bygone era. This works on so many levels. Very little bottles were available so chances are low that you’ll ever come accross one…