Glenfarclas Vintage 1990
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Glenfarclas
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Oloroso Sherry Hoghshead
  • Alcohol 54.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet sherry
  • dried fruit
  • prunes
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • smoky
  • hay
  • oak
  • woody

Glenfarclas

Vintage 1990 (0.7l, 54.7%)

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Character Goatson
The 90s called: they have a Whisky for you.

They say that fathers build, sons expand, and grandsons destroy. But with Grant family of Glenfarclas it's different: every new generation made the Whisky-making business stronger while keeping the ancient recipe intact. They are one of the few remaining independent and family-owned distilleries in Scotland. It all started in 1836 by Robert Hay, and bought by John Grant a few decades later. Nowadays it's run by the 6th generation of the Grant family, who own six stills, which are the largest in all of Highland, and produce a typical Speyside-style Whisky, which is heavily Sherry influenced. They mature their malts in traditional dunnage warehouses, where they have stock back to 1952.

This very bottle, the lavishly exclusive vintage from 1990 (only 3000 bottles made), part of the Family Casks range, is an unbelievably rich and complex expression only tradition, time, and a good old Oloroso Sherry Hoghshead can create. Have we mentioned this graybeard is goddamn complex? A harmony of Sherry, Oak, fruits and a hint of smoke is exactly what one expects when opening a grand vintage Whisky. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Glenfarclas
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Oloroso Sherry Hoghshead
  • Alcohol 54.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Antique and venerable aromas of subtle sherry and discreet wood with complex notes of dark fruits, prunes and spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A harmony of fruit, spices and wood with a wonderful company of fruity sweetness.

Finish
Medium, woody and fruity finish. 
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  • sweet sherry
  • dried fruit
  • prunes
  • spicy
  • sweet
  • smoky
  • hay
  • oak
  • woody
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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