Distilled at my favourite distillery 33 years 1976 - 2010 #1420

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distilled At My Favourite Distillery 33 years 1976 - 2010 #1420
  • Distilled At My Favourite Distillery 33 years 1976 - 2010 #1420

Distilled at my favourite distillery 33 years 1976 - 2010 #1420

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerThosop
Distillery / brandDistilled At My Favourite Distillery
RangeHandwritten Label
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol53%
Age33 years
Distilled1976
Bottled2010
Cask number1420
Cask typeBourbon Cask
Flavour ProfilesMature and complex
€ 1.699,95-12%
€ 1.495,96

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Distilled At My Favourite Distillery 33 years 1976 - 2010 #1420 (Glenfarclas)

Luc Timmermans is the man behind the independent bottler Thosop. This bottler later continued under the overseeing leadership of Dominiek Bouckaert, but the handwritten series was marketed by Luc. Besides being a very avid whisky lover, he is also one of the biggest Glenfarclas collectors in the world. So when he calls his whisky 'Distilled at my Favourite Distillery, we don't have to wonder where it comes from.

Tasting note

Nose

Because this is a bourbon cask, it is an atypical Glenfarclas, resulting in scents like coconut, vanilla, soft ice cream, fudge, nougat, even some butter notes. The scents follow each other in rapid succession and new scents are added with each sniff.

Taste

In the aroma, we didn't have many notes, while it is the first flavour we mention, mild hazelnuts and the mild bitterness we know from honey. Indeed this is deliciously sweet without overdoing it. just perfectly balanced. A whole fruit basket filled with bananas, peaches and cherries also pass by in the tasting notes. Custard cream, so vanilla must also be mentioned. The fudge and nougat from the nose, are also tasted on the palate.

Finish

We call the finish nice and creamy because a nice oily layer is left on the palate. The nougat character (nuts and vanilla) also sticks around for a long time.

Overall impression

Distilled in 1976, the year George Grant was born. It seems like everyone at Glenfarclas tried just a little harder that year. Luc has made a bold but very successful choice. This is the best Glenfarclas has to offer.

Extra information

Glenfarclas means 'valley of green grass', an indication of the richness of the pasture land surrounding the distillery. Indeed, the farm on the same piece of land on which the distillery is built existed from ein 1790 to 1988. Like many farms in the 18th century, there was much illegal distilling with the surplus grain grown. Since 1865, the distillery has been owned by the Grant family. In 1865, Glenfarclas was acquired for £512 and to this day the distillery belongs to the Grant family. This makes Glenfarclas one of the few distilleries in Scotland that is still a family-run business where the family is at the helm.

What others say about it

Serge Valentin is clear about it. 'as Methaselah would have said, those were the days. 91/100 points.

Read his full tasting note here.

On WhiskyBase, this Glenfarclas gets over 90 points by its 22 voters.

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Distilled At My Favourite Distillery 33 years 1976 - 2010 #1420

Distilled at my favourite distillery 33 years 1976 - 2010 #1420

€ 1.699,95-12%
€ 1.495,96

(0% vat)

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