Under the stewardship of George Grant, the Glenfarclas Distillery launched its Family Cask Collection — a unique offering of its best single casks of whisky — in 2007. The collection initially comprised 43 single cask bottlings, with one cask from every year between 1952 and 1994. While the collection sold out almost immediately, we were able to secure a few remaining bottles of Glenfarclas 1972 Family Cask No. 3551.
Glenfarclas 1972 Family Cask No. 3551 was distilled in 1972 and bottled on May 30, 2011. The whisky has a dark amber color, along with an aroma of spiced honey, pecan pie crust and figs. The notes of dried peaches, apricots, plums and fruit are complemented by soft touches of leather, toffee and warm biscuits, and lead to an everlasting, smooth finish. "This is what you want from a fully mature Glenfarclas at its peak,"writes Dave Broom, about the whisky in Whisky Advocate.
Only 565 bottles of this incredible, rare whisky were ever produced.
"Dark amber in hue, this shows immediate mature elegance with great sweetness — think of spiced honey or mead. There are some light notes of pecan pie and all the while that thread of the sod. Glenfarclas can never fully escape its dark roots. There’s dried peach and fruit leather, toffee, and, with water, biscuits dunked in tea. The palate is autumnal and soft — fruit compote and peppermint. This is what you want from fully mature Glenfarclas at its peak." - Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate
- Country: Scotland
- Region: Highland
- Distillery / Brand: Glenfarclas
- Series: Family Cask
- Age: 39 Year Old
- Standard Drinks: 26.6
- Alcohol Volume: 44.7%
- Size: 750mL
- Style: Single Malt