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OB-Glenfaclas 21 yr 51.5% 1974 Edward Giaccone

 
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lincoln imp
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: OB-Glenfaclas 21 yr 51.5% 1974 Edward Giaccone Reply with quote

All Malt Unblended, square bottle

Colour Russet Muscat

Nose - A very nice delicate nose, there is something slightly floral about it, flapjack, treacle tart, dark honey, caramel, definite Turkish delight note, hints of orange and cranberry and a faint hint of redberry or raspberry, a nice citrus edge to it mixed with a little oil.
The nose keeps improving with time in the glass


Palate - my first impression is simply wow to be honest, it is sweet, candied and a little bit spicy, Turkish delight again, hint of ginger, orange, Jaffa cake, a very slight bitterness actually adds to the profile, some chocolate notes, a little raspberry mixed with cream but the orange notes are on top, with a little spicy kick and a touch of sweet café latte, finally there is some peat mixing really well with the sherry.

Finish - Quite long, spicy sweet and perfect weight.


The balance on this Farclas is top draw a very elegant whisky, one of the best so to see how it compares to my favourite elegant whisky I need to compare it to the Glenfiddich 1956 29 year 50.6% Intertrade.

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I would say the Fiddich just shades things by a whisker but we are in 96-97 point category for both of these.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyable taste notes. Well-done.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quaich1 wrote:
Enjoyable taste notes. Well-done.


Many thanks, now just left with sniffing empty glasses, still fun mind Smile
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