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Glenfarclas 1953 - 58 Years Old

(70cl, 47.2%)
Glenfarclas 1953 - 58 Years Old

Glenfarclas 58 Details

Distillation Date
(20 Nov 1953)

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Glenfarclas 58 Bottling Note

This is an incredibly rare single cask whisky that’s exclusively available through Master of Malt and, at 58 years of age, it's the oldest spirit ever released by Glenfarclas.

It was chosen by a panel consisting of Serge Valentin, key member of the internationally renowned Malt Maniacs, our Sales Director Ben Ellefsen, Michal Kowalski of investment company Wealth Solutions and George Grant, of Glenfarclas.

They assessed the distillery’s rarest and oldest stock, the remaining 4 casks distilled in 1953, and unanimously selected cask 1674 for bottling.

It’s a Spanish sherry cask filled on 20 November 1953, and the angels have been greedy - after 58 years of slow maturation in Glenfarclas’ traditional Highland Dunnage warehouses, the 1953 cask yielded just 400 bottles.

This exceptional whisky is of course bottled at cask strength and is naturally coloured and non-chill filtered.

This exceptional whisky deserves a special setting. Each bottle is accompanied by a special book written by Ian Buxton, a well-known Scotch whisky enthusiast and writer, the author of the official history of the Glenfarclas distillery entitled Glenfarclas – An Independent Distillery. The whole set is enclosed in a plain oak box.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Charles MacLean, a writer and whisky connoisseur, had this to say about Glenfarclas 1953 - 58 Years Old:
Taste: Smooth and fresh; not as sweet as expected and quite tannic/mouth drying with some spice. A long, rounded warming finish.
Diluted to 40% abv: Still smooth, fresh and slightly sweet; a trace of ginger in the warming aftertaste.
Development: Warm sand and sand dunes, with suntan oil.
Comment: Layer upon layer of flavour. A splendid old whisky; still lively, and not displaying any woodiness. Much influenced by the American oak cask, but wholly beneficially. Best enjoyed unreduced. Cheerful and friendly at natural strength.

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    User Reviews of the Glenfarclas 1953 - 58 Years Old

    Not as good as Bells

    I personally prefer to mix Bells with my Pepsi

    8th January 2014

    Big Gav

    Just ordered 10 of these for Banter!!!! To clean the limescale off the bottom of my toilet....

    28th November 2013


    If it takes you a week to walk a fortnight, how many apples are in a barrel of grapes?

    18th May 2013

    Tool Of The Proletariat

    It was the long hot summer of 2011. I got home from my factory job, switched on the news and found out it was all going off just a mile up the road. I grabbed whatever was to hand in the cupboard and dived out to join the political overthrow of the bourgeoisie. Passing many good townsfolk coming the other way in notably fashionable sports footwear, i made my way toward the battle lines and burning cars. On arrival, i doused a J cloth, stuffed it in the top, sparked it up and launched my bottle of Glenfarcas 1953 - 58 Years Old toward the fast approaching establishment oppressors with a stirring war-cry of 'Smash The State!'. Unfortunately my aim was off - i hit a garden wall and only managed to torch a nearby wheelie bin. As six officers restrained me face down on the pavement, i discerned citrus caramelised vanilla and a pleasing paraffin quality to the afterburn.

    5th April 2013


    Gave me the farts.

    13th March 2013

    Very Special delivery

    I order online as often as I can afford, usually Lagavulin £60 - £80 per bottle, in 2010 I mistakenly recieved this and after researching what I was sent I made the choice not to report it or send it back!, I am not usually one for keeping whiskey in much, I will buy with the intent to drink (more than not, in one sitting), the same applied here - after taking piccies to upload online I opened and whilst my friends (who are not big whiskey lovers) sat back with their beers - I proceeded to enjoy the whole bottle! I have still not to this day tasted such a fine whiskey!

    5th January 2013

    Lucky Find!

    I work maintenance at a high end townhomes in Texas and found a bottle under a pot of gold, well guarded by an angry unicorn. All attempts to sway said unicorns were futile until I realized the unicorn was fake, as was the pot of gold. Party decorations I assume. My excitement was short-lived when I found the bottle was...... EMPTY!!! Bummer. I bet its really good.

    18th November 2012


    Kupiłem dwie butelki tego zacnego trunku, ale nie do degustacji, tylko jako inwestycję i jak widzę podjąłem trafną decyzję.

    19th September 2012

    lucky chap

    Last week I had a sample. The best whisky ever tasted and it's not only my view. Taste it if you can afford it!

    14th September 2012

    Good investment

    For those who are interested in investing in such products this is a good one to start with. It is an expensive product but give it a number of years if you so wished to sell it I am sure you would get your money back. I have invested in some wine's and other types of whisky before and the value of 99% of them have actually increased faster than gold.

    17th August 2012

    Va va voom

    Poured this little beauty into my ride on lawnmower and it went like the clappers. The engine has never felt so refined. I suppose I can be a little flexible with my cash after winning £148 million in the Euromillions but hey, why not have the best if you can afford it. No more Tesco fuel for me!

    16th August 2012

    The day the music died.

    I remember it quite vividly the day I decided that I needed a stiff drink after a terrible day in the office. I won't bore with too many details but let me just say the vicar arrived and I had to put the scrabble away pretty quickly. I think we have all been there once in a while so most of you will understand the requirement for a drink after that. I brought a cheeky couple of bottles of this from MasterOfMalt thinking that sometimes once you open the bottle it just needs to be drank and its always nice to have one in reserve in case the Queen or your local MP arrives mid tipple. I have read some good reviews but in all I agree with the comments from the gentleman who watched the baseball. Firstly I thought did he need the drink to sit through the Marlins game however I have actually seen a Marlins / Rangers game and thought it was a cracking day out. Now you must be asking in what respect the reader agrees with him. Well it's the luck aspect, when I opened the bottle it was like a mix of horror films all occurring at the same time. Firstly the washing machine broke and sent soap all over the place. Now the irony here was I needed a drink to get over the shock of what happened but I believe it was the drink that brought me this bad luck. What is a man to do in such a situation? The words of Chuck Berry hit "Johnny B. Goode" came to mind so I thought well better get a shot glass out and fight this one through. I poured my drink and took a sip which was promptly followed by a gas explosion. I pondered this for a while.... during this time however I realised the chocolate taste with hints of washing powder came to my pallet. This was quite a shock. Subtle tastes, not too over powering at all. I rang a friend and told him, he wasn’t interested. In all I must admit this is a whisky I would buy again and again. It does bring some interesting luck to the drinker, everything from a baseball in the face to a gas explosion and most things in-between. I didn't even mention the hoards of raving Vikings purely because I did not believe it was worth talking about in detail. It didn't even make the 6pm news! Local or BBC. Was the whisky interesting - yes. Would I recommend it - yes (with caution) is my washing machine fixed - yes (at the cost of £135.67)

    16th August 2012

    Present for dad

    I bought this as a birthday gift for my dad as he was born in 1953. He said it's "not bad"

    15th August 2012

    Guys don't quit your day jobs!

    That is if you're employable. Go buy some $2.00 a gallon blend. AND Enjoy, Friends...

    30th July 2012

    A Gift from the Gods!

    I was gifted with two drams of this incredible product! While I am a fan of Glenfarclas this was a world apart.

    28th July 2012

    More of a question

    At this point are we just not paying for rarity rather than taste?

    15th July 2012

    Great on-the-go

    I brought a bottle with me to the Marlins game and was drinking it from the bottle when a fouled ball struck the nose of my face, ruining an otherwise great drink of Scottish whisky. I kept bottle at hand and had a few more sips during the game, but the fear of being struck by another ball kept me from appreciating this whisky.

    13th July 2012

    Nice case

    I bought this because I really liked the box. I use it for my stamp collection. Worth every penny.

    10th July 2012

    Inevitable joke review

    OK, I'll get the ball rolling. Tastes nice with Coke. Guffaw.

    17th May 2012

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