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Glenfarclas Family Casks 1974 (Cask #8579), 57.2%

Price: $1,052 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Although from a refill, the mahogany color suggests a short previous use. Some nose burn, with a mature edge of leather and dark chocolate. Here's Glenfarclas in a darker guise, with raisin and a savory aspect; think roast pheasant and walnuts, lamb and mint sauce. The palate is big, thick, and sweet with lots of extract, but also Turkish delight, sultana, and prune. While sherried, it's not in any way overcooked; the tannins are balanced, the sweetness massive.£625