Glenfarclas Vintage 1996 Oloroso Sherry Cask
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  • dark chocolate
  • sherry
  • clove
  • hay
  • grassy
  • strawberry
  • cherry
  • figs
  • cinnamon

Glenfarclas

Vintage 1996 Oloroso Sherry Cask (0.7l, 46%)

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Character Goatson
"It was my forefathers that made Glenfarclas happen.
My grandfather experimented, by filling half a dozen Sherry casks
and then deciding that Oloroso Sherry was the best and where we want to be."

- George S. Grant, 6th generation of the family behind Glenfarclas 

“Glenfarclas” sounds like you are cussing in Gaelic, doesn’t it? But if you are a fan of Highland single malt Whiskies the word Glenfarclas is music to your ears. It means “valley of the green grass”… which perfectly describes its Banffshire location. It was founded in 1836 by Robert Hay, but was sold to the famous John Grant in 1865. The Grant family owns and operates the distillery to this day, making it one of the few remaining independent and family-owned distilleries in Scotland. Glenfarclas produces a range of classic Speyside-style Whiskies with a Sherry influence — all of them tasty and popular with the Whisky “in-crowd.”

Glenfarclas Vintage 1996 Oloroso Sherry Cask is one of their “Limited Rare Bottlings.” Oloroso Sherry casks are one of the two most sought-after casks for aging single malt Whisky. And this fine dram has been aged for almost two decades, 19 year to be exact in these rare casks. These premium bottlings are normally set aside for the German market, but why should the Germans get all the good stuff? Somebody must owe Uncle Flaviar a favour or two because he got his hands on a few cases.

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Appearance / Color
Warm cherrywood

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Strawberry and cream, dried cherries, and baking spices

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dark chocolate and figs with cinnamon, clove, and orange zest

Finish
Medium length with a smooth melting Sherry cling in the back of the throat
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  • dark chocolate
  • sherry
  • clove
  • hay
  • grassy
  • strawberry
  • cherry
  • figs
  • cinnamon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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