Glenfarclas Family Cask 1982 (Cask #4567), 56%

Price: $329 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Amber in color and again some fresh fruitiness, this time mixed with a little cereal. The same dry grass you get on the 1981, but here there's a nutty, biscuity edge above that meaty solidity. The palate shows slight oiliness and roasted red pepper, that changes into blackberry as it opens. Needs roughly the same amount of water to open fully, which also brings out chamois leather and then barley sugar sweets. Clean but rich — that's Glenfarclas. (A U.S. exclusive.)