It's rare one has the opportunity to taste a sixty year single malt, it's even rare to do it in the office of the distillery's owner. Yet, there we were, sitting in gorgeous leather chairs, when George Grant walks in with a dram of this mahogany elixir and says, "taste this."
It is incredibly alive and vibrant for such a mature malt. The aromatics range from dried figs to brown sugar, oak spice and leather... lots of leather. Hints of dried tobacco leaf add another level of complexity. This is among the rarest whiskies in the world. It's bottled in a Crystal decanter and is presented in a gorgeous hexagonal wood box with glass panels to keep this showpiece visible and protected!
There are few malts of this age and pedigree available for less than six-figures. To get this for less than $25k is astonishing.
Originally licensed to distill in 1836, Glenfarclas was purchased by John Grant on June 8, 1865. The distillery sits upon the Rechlerich farm at the base of the Ben Rinnes Mountain in the heart of Speyside. To this day Glenfarclas is one of only a small handful of distilleries in Scotland to remain family-owned and managed. Now in the hands of the fifth and sixth generation of the family, John L. S. Grant and his son George S. Grant, remain committed to the vision of creating the best quality single malt Scotch whisky, in the traditional Speyside style. Meaning "Glen of the green grassland" in Gaelic, Glenfarclas' single malts all have a distinctive freshness reminiscent of spring time in Speyside intertwined with rich sherry and a touch of peat.