If you are anywhere near close to being a fan of the independently owned Glenfarclas distillery in Scotland, you best starting counting your pennies now for a new whisky offering unveiled that is (1) super cool and (2) super expensive. Known as the the Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk, it is believed to be the most expansive single collection ever released by one distillery.
The Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk, according to those behind it, is, quite simply, a trunk full of mostly super rare Scotch single malt whisky. Perhaps that is too simplistic – what you have in this monster is 50 200 ml bottles of Glenfarclas whiskies, one each from the years 1954 to 2003. This collection builds upon the Glenfarclas Family Cask expressions, which are similar in nature in how they are dated.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a full collection of vintages in a complete set,” said George Grant, sales director and 6th generation of the Grant family, owners of Glenfarclas since 1865, in a prepared statement posted at Scottish Field. “It is the first – and last – chance to purchase this, as some of the vintages contained in the trunk are from the last casks of their respective years. We are thrilled to bring this ambitious project to fruition, one which could only be realised due to my grandfather’s foresight in laying down casks as far back as the 1950s.”
In addition to the bottles, one gets in this collection the custom made trunk; four Glencarin crystal tumblers, four nosing glasses and a crystal water jug; slate coasters; three leather books related to the collection via historical information and tasting notes; and a replica of the oldest known painting of the distillery.
Should you choose to seek out the Glenfarclas Family Cask Trunk, of which only 60 are being released, expect to drop £100,000, or close to $128,000 USD.
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