Glenfarclas Family Cask 1961 (Cask #1325), 47%

Price: $1,318 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

This is coming from a first fill sherry hogshead, so there's little surprise that the color is as dark as pitch. This is Glenfarclas at its most concentrated; less about dried fruit and more about highly-roasted espresso with a glass of ancient Marsala on the side. The palate shows firm grip moving into astringency. Too much cask for me, but if this is what rocks your boat, go for it! £840