Glenfarclas-58 year old-1953
Lot 56
Glenfarclas-58 year old-1953
£4,500 - 6,500
US$ 7,300 - 10,000

Auction 19871: Whisky
10 Oct 2012 11:00 BST

Edinburgh
Lot Details
Rare Glenfarclas-58 year old-1953 Wealth Solutions offers this bottle to be sold for charity purposes. The proceeds of the bottle auctioned will go to support Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) who is a non-governement organisation which helps local communities with special focus on "sensitive" groups of the most harmed and defenceless as a result of poverty, armed conflicts and natural disasters. These include: children, women, the disabled, refugees and repatriates, people who were resettled internally, regardless of their nationality, race, religion or views.
Glenfarclas-58 year old-1953
Distilled 20th November 1953, bottled 13th February 2012. Distilled and bottled by J & G Grant, Glenfarclas Distillery.
A limited bottling for Wealth Solutions. Cask number 1674, the cask was selected by Serge Valentin from the last remaining casks distilled in the year 1953 remaining in the distillery warehouses, bottle 371 of 400. In wooden presentation case accompanied by booklet written by Ian Buxton, with the certificate of authenticity signed by himself and George Grant of Glenfarclas. Level: very top shoulder. 700 ml. Single malt, 47.2% volume
1 bottle
Glenfarclas-58 year old-1953
Distilled 20th November 1953, bottled 13th February 2012. Distilled and bottled by J & G Grant, Glenfarclas Distillery.
A limited bottling for Wealth Solutions. Cask number 1674, the cask was selected by Serge Valentin from the last remaining casks distilled in the year 1953 remaining in the distillery warehouses, bottle 371 of 400. In wooden presentation case accompanied by booklet written by Ian Buxton, with the certificate of authenticity signed by himself and George Grant of Glenfarclas. Level: very top shoulder. 700 ml. Single malt, 47.2% volume
1 bottle

Footnotes

  • Tasting notes, Charles MacLean:

    Appearance: The colour of golden syrup. Oily legs and moderate beading.
    Aroma: (straight) A mild nosefeel. Very clean, fresh and highly perfumed-the scent fills the room: hair lacquer, shampoo, face cream, almond oil (and pounded flaked almonds) I was reminded of an old fashioned barbers shop. Beyond this, a fruity complex which includes fresh apricots and dried figs and the gradual emergence of sweet tablet.
    (@ c40%) Even a drop of water reduces the aroma. After a while some rich vanilla sponge emerges-even steamed syrup pudding, very slightly burnt. The latter develops into scorched brown paper.
    Taste: (straight) Smooth and fresh; not as sweet se expected. Centre palate and quite tannic/mouth drying, with some spice. A long, rounded, warming finish.
    (@40%) Still smooth, fresh and lightly sweet; a trace of ginger in the warming aftertaste.
    Development: Warm sand and sand-dunes, with sun tan oil.
    Comment: Layer upon layer of flavour. A splendid old whisky; still lively, and not displaying any woodiness. Much influenced by the American oak cask, but wholly benificially. Best enjoyed unreduced. Cheerful and friendly at natural strength.
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