Glenfarclas Family Cask 1972

Single Malt Whisky
44.7% Alcohol content


Distilled in 1972 and bottled in 2011, this incredibly rare single malt Scotch whisky is a part of Glenfarclas's Family Cask collection. The Family Casks are a unique collection of the best single casks from the distillery's warehouses

Tasting Notes

Taster: Dave Broom

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 .


The distillery has six stills which are the largest on Speyside and are heated directly by gas burners. Glenfarclas produce a traditional Speyside malt with a heavy sherry influence. The distillery was first granted a license in 1836 when it was run by Robert Hay. In 1865 it was bought by John Grant and is still owned and run by his descendants, making it truly independent. The company was named Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2006. House Style: Big, complex, malty, sherryish.

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