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
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
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.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Glenfarclas is one of the last distilleries in Scotland that still uses direct heating, for all of its stills.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
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.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Glenfarclas is one of the last distilleries in Scotland that still uses direct heating, for all of its stills.
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