Glenfarclas Family Casks 1985 (Cask #2591), 45.4%

Price: $480 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

A refill sherry hoggie has given a classic walnut color, and indeed notes of that nut as well. Here's Glenfarclas at its most dense, with savory, sun-dried tomato-like edges and sandalwood. The mouth is elegant with a little heat, the sherry giving roasted almond, sweet plump dried fruits, and dried flowers. Water brings out lightly gripping tannins (but, again, not aggressively) and good layering. Similar to the '87.£285