To celebrate the Bicentenary of the birth of my Great, Great, Great Grandfather; John Grant in 2005, George Grant personally selected a cask of Glenfarclas 50 Years Old for bottling. This cask was distilled on the 30th September 1955 and bottled 50 years to the day on the 30th September 2005.
After fifty years in our dunnage warehouses the cask gave us just 110 bottles, at cask strength of 46.6% vol. The whisky has a powerful sweet sherried aroma and a long caramel taste, and I am sure my forefather would be proud.
These are Tatsuya Minigawa's tasting notes;
Colour: Deep Amber
Nose: First of all a big sweet chocolate character, then change to fragrant, and with a hint of fruity noses.
Taste: Baked fig with caramelised sugar, authentic European coffee, very rich and round.
Finish: Extremely long finish right level of woodiness came through and nice bitterness. Very unforgettable finish.
Comments: Huge depth and great dimensions, one of the best Glenfarclas I have ever tasted! "
Tatsuya Minigawa is the bar manager of the Highlander Inn in Craigellachie.