Glenfarclas Family Casks 1990 (Cask #1362), 51.4%

Price: $379 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Although the youngest of the range, this has still spent 24 years in a refill butt. The nose is highly concentrated, with freshly-sharpened pencils and black cherry. There's also some tobacco and then an earthy, armagnac-esque pruniness. Water brings out a resinous element, supple leather, and fruit syrups, allowing it to retain complexity. The driest of the range with the most obvious grip; for lovers of big, sherried, malts.£225