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Glenfarclas Family Casks 1987 (Cask #3829), 48%

Price: $387 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

This is the bomb. Savory and lightly meaty, but sweetened by plum sauce; there's even some strawberry around the fringes. You could see how with another 30 years this would end up like the '54. Elegant yet powerful, there's sandalwood incense, marmalade, even a little dried mango. The distillery's density is balanced by this fruit. Lush with supple tannins and at its best neat. From a refill butt, this is an exemplary sherried malt.£230