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Glenfarclas Draws From 60 Year Old Whisky For A Very Unique Scotch Bottling

glenfarclas60In the launch after launch of rare older whiskies overseas last year, one of the most ancient of all came from the independently run Glenfarclas distillery out of Scotland. Its owners had recently unveiled a bottling laid down in barrel in 1966, but it is easily out-shadowed by a 60 year old expression drawn from one of their last 1953 casks.

The Glenfarclas 60 Year Old, pricing at a staggering £14,500 (nearly $22,000 USD), is a very limited edition release of just 360 bottles globally. It is available at just a handful of retailers around the world, including Master of Malt and Whisky Exchange for those in the US who might want to buy one if you perhaps win the lottery.

What you get for such a high priced, very rare Scotch pulled from a single first fill Sherry butt is described by Glenfarclas as having

“an incredibly dark, rich mahogany color. It is surprisingly vibrant with lots of dried fruits, demerara sugar and spice coming through on the nose as well as the rich, oaky tannins that one would expect from a whisky of this venerable age. The sherry influence really comes through on the palate, with rich treacle, bitter coffee and espresso notes all making an appearance.”

The packaging this whisky comes in is pretty slick, consisting of a bespoke cut crystal decanter that “mirrors the shape of the classic Glenfarclas bottle while each side of the hexagonal presentation box represents one of the 6 generations of the Grant family to own and manage the distillery since 1865.”

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