Glenfarclas singles improve with age

18 April, 2008

The Glenfarclas distillery is extending its collection of single cask whiskies, The Family Casks, with

releases

from 1952, 1957, 1960, 1967 and 1969 .

Cask 1710, which was filled on boxing day 1952, has produced just 55 bottles. It is described by the distiller as "a thick heavy whisky with hints of malty sweetness and a long lingering finish". From 1960, cask 1773

held

oloroso sherry and is "full of rich chocolate and coffee flavours".

Brand ambassador George Grant said: " The Family Casks have been very well received, and as certain ages have sold out, we have decided to bottle further casks, to keep the collection complete."

The price of the Release II bottlings varies from £340 per bottle for the 1969 to £1,500 for the 1952.

The entire collection is available in the UK from Pol Roger.




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