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Glenfarclas Family Cask 1995 Usquebaugh society NL

16 January 2013 1,563 views Written by: Gal Granov

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While at maltstock, back in September 2012, I sat at a table with few good whisky friends (Sjoerd, and Tom) and some others, and started tasting some samples each brought. Tom had brought quite a few excellent samples, and one of maltstock_samplingwhich was this one. Of course, with so much to taste and drink some were left unopened, and i was given a few samples to try at home (Thank you Tom!). Only last week when it was a bit wet and colder than usual here (not to worry, still nothing like EU weather), i remembered i have a few lovely drams from back then, and sat down to properly taste this lovely sample. It’s a special bottling for the Dutch Usquebaugh society, bottled at CS on April 2011 , and distilled in 1995 making it 16 year old or so.

Glenfarclas Family Cask 1995 57,5%, cask 3771, bottled 28/04/2011) for Usquebaugh Society

Nose: Feels young with quite a lot of dried fruit, apricot jam , ginger, new leather and orange rind. Some butterscotch ,very fresh.

Palate: Lovely big entry with. Lot of ginger , chilly, and spice which in turn transforms into fig and date jam , wood varnish, lots of spices flying in all directions and at cask strength this is a very lively palate. Great young-ish sherry.

Finish : Dough. Sugar. Eggnog and apricot jam.

Lovely sherry dram. I wish i could locate a bottle of this, but it’s very limited and seems Sjoerd wanted to get hold of one, but couldn’t… so..

Score: 88/100

Thank you Tom for this sample!

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  • http://twitter.com/sjoerd972 Sjoerd de Haan

    This one sold out pretty quickly and at first I was holding back since I wasn’t too thrilled when we selected it. After trying it again though, I regret not buying two when I had the chance!

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

      :) let bygones be bygones.. G-J tells me this year a Glendronach cask… you lucky people u ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/fulco.bakker Fulco Bakker

    He Gal, if the Dronach turns out to be excellent, you could of course always join our Dutch whisky club so that you too can purchase our hand picked cask selections ;-)

    • http://www.whiskyisrael.co.il Gal(WhiskyIsrael)

      That is a nice option. ;) go to love the NL. nice ppl