Glenfarclas changes course with Port cask release

21st February, 2013 by Becky Paskin

Glenfarclas has taken a departure from its usually heavily-sherried whiskies and produced a limited edition aged for 31 years in Port cask.

Glenfarclas Port Cask

The Glenfarclas Port Cask

The new expression, which will be available exclusively in the UK and France, follows on from the 31-year-old Cognac Cask edition released by Glenfarclas last year.

Laid down in 1981 and bottled in July 2012 at 42.8% abv, the whisky is described as providing a fruity nose with notes of beeswax and ginger, with flavours of exotic fruits, wood and spice with a “very, very long finish”.

“The traditional Glenfarclas style is achieved using predominantly first and second fill sherry casks for maturation,” George Grant, director of sales at Glenfarclas, explained. “While we never do any kind of wood finish, we do have some casks in our warehouses which don’t quite fit in with our typical house style but have their own distinctive character. Some though, like this exceptional Port Cask, are just too good to pass by.”

Just 480 bottles of the Glenfarclas 31-year-old Port Cask are available, each retailing for £280 each.

 

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