Glenfarclas 1953 The Coronation (bottled 2013) Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

We Say...

alc./vol:
51.1%

Proof:
102.2°

Bin no:
BWS004076

Vintage:
1953

Aged:
60 years

Closure:
Natural cork stopper

Website:
'Not specified'

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This 2013 Speciality Drinks bottling of a single cask Glenfarclas distilled in 1953 and aged in a first-fill sherry butt for 60 years celebrates the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Just 60 specially commissioned crystal decanters were produced and filled at natural strength without filtration

Review

Sampled on 10/09/2013

Appearance: Clear, mid to deep golden amber.
Aroma: Christmas cake, stewed fruit, raisins and sultanas with crushed mint leaves with almond, sandalwood, thyme spice and marzipan. Faint sulphur.
Taste: Rich honeyed sherry balanced by oaky tannins, coal tar, mocha coffee and Christmasy spice. Fabulously fruity for a malt of this age with orange zest, berries and tropical fruit.
Aftertaste: Earthy tar, toasty oak and lingering mince pie spice. A most Christmasy of malts.

Produced by...

Name:
Glenfarclas Distillery (J&G Grant)

Status:
Operational

Established:
1836

Owner:
Not supplied

Capacity:
Not supplied

Visitor Policy:
Visitors welcome throughout the year

Tel:
+44 (0)1807 500 257

Address:
Ballindalloch,
Banffshire,
Scotland,
AB37 9BD
United Kingdom

Pronounced ‘Glen-Far-Clas’, this is one of the few remaining truly family owned and run distilleries in Scotland. The distillery was first licensed in 1836 by tenant farmer Robert Hay, although evidence suggests that distilling took place on the farm some years earlier.

Unusually Glenfarclas continues to use direct fired stills, although in 1980 there was a brief experiment with indirect firing in one spirit still using coils from Miltionduff distillery. Thankfully, the Grants decided the spirit this produced was not to their liking and the offending coils were removed just three weeks later. Glenfarclas uses a high proportion of sherry casks and maturation is in damp, low-lying traditional dunder warehouses.

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Speciality Drinks Ltd
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