Glenfarclas Family Casks 1969 (Cask #2545), 57.5%

Price: $1,456 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

This comes from a refill butt and has a light, paler color. The lack of huge oak interaction has given an amazing freshness; think of freshly-applied plaster, syrup, hot green bracken, a touch of nuttiness. It takes water well, allowing pure, soft fruits to come through, and it is these which become almost syrup-like in the mouth, while never losing Glenfarclas' central depth and roasty richness in the center.£865