Glenfarclas 1953 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve (Gold) Magnum
150cl / 45.7%
Glenfarclas 1953 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire
Glenfarclas 1953 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire price
150cl / 45.7%
A 1953 Glenfarclas single malt from the distillery’s Pagoda series, Sapphire Reserve has been matured for more than six decades before bottling. Rich aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, blackberries and gooseberries mingle with clove, nutmeg and candied orange on the nose. The palate offers notes of clove-studded orange, sherried plums and raisins and rich Christmas spices that linger in the finish.
Colour: light amber. Nose: damp leaves, soft earthiness, a curious hint of bubblegum, some chocolate bittermints and then notes of barley water, bailed hay and warm draff – we’re getting close to the raw ingredients now. Things like lime jelly, lemon curd, distant notes of vapour rub, café latte, bourbon biscuits and sweet flapjacks. With water: perhaps a tad more cohesive now. Straightforward leathery notes with trodden ferns, damp earth and other petrichor characteristics. Glenfarclas 1953 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire
Notes of tea, yellow flowers, wild mint and nettles. Mouth: caramelised sugar on brown bread. Garibaldi biscuits, baked bananas, lime oil, strawberry laces, red liquorice, hessian, cloves, hummus and some rolling tobacco. Very good and nicely ‘scattered’ in profile, if you see what I mean? With water: blossom, lemon peel, light hessian notes, rapeseed oil, pineapple syrup, thyme and some lighter cereal, toasty notes. Finish: good length and similarly broad in scope with bitter teas, chamomile, herbal extracts, pine cones, sourdough, salted butter, sage and soda bread. Comments: A real jester of a whisky. A tad all over the place in some senses, but that only adds to the charm in this instance and ends up as a definite asset. There’s lots going on, none of it bad.