Glenfarclas 1989-2002 Trilogy Collection
Glenfarclas 1989-2002 Trilogy Collection - Showcasing the Sherry Cask
Arguably the culmination of our years of work dedicated to the fine spirits market, we are delighted to introduce the Glenfarclas Trilogy Collection in collaboration with Glenfarclas. Almost 3 years of exploration and tasting has delivered a set of whiskies which is one of the most exciting recent releases to enter the market. We set out to celebrate what is an often misunderstood (or rather, misrepresented) part of the whisky process - maturation. By showcasing the sherry cask, we wanted to shine a light on the diversity of flavour and profile that comes from sherry casks at different stages in their lives; for those who think they do, or do not, like sherry cask whisky, this collection will show that there is so much more to this conversation…
Having been emptied of Oloroso sherry and filled with new make spirit/whisky for the first time, a cask becomes known as a 1st Fill cask. Once it is emptied of spirit and then re-filled, it becomes known as 2nd Fill, and so on and so forth. The more times a cask is used, the less overt sherry character it imparts on the spirit, allowing for a shift in flavour profile. Left behind are the Christmas cake flavours, and in come more fresh, vanilla aromas. The Glenfarclas spirit is wonderfully versatile and naturally distinctly fruity, all the while being robust enough to ensure that the Glenfarclas DNA runs through all of the whiskies. Click here to see our short film about the creation of the collection.
The Trilogy consists of 3 different vintages – 1989, 1996 & 2002.
Chosen at 46%, this is the preferred alcohol strength of the Grant Family.
1989 – 27 Years Old – 2nd Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strong, dark and full of Oloroso Sherry in the mouth.
Demerara Sugar, Medium Oak, Rich dark fruits.
Classic old style Glenfarclas with heavy tannins, beautifully balanced and not a hint of smoke in sight. George S Grant, 6th Generation
1996 – 20 Years Old – 3rd Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks
Spicy and sweet nose with vanilla aromas.
An amazing marriage of the sherry, spirit and wood on the palette.
Medium finish, vanilla crème Brule with a toffee sweetness. George S Grant, 6th Generation
2002 – 14 Years Old – 4th Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks
Light and clean on the nose. This really is a classic Glenfarclas in an unusual way.
Lots of Vanilla notes coming through the front pallet. Fantastic power of the Glenfarclas immerging through the sherry for such a young whisky.
Amazingly sweet and complex on the finish. George S Grant, 6th Generation
Housed in engraved Glencairn crystal decanters and one-off bespoke wooden boxes, the packaging is befitting of the nectar within. Each set consists of 3 x 2002, 2 x 1996 and 1 x 1989.
- Price: £1,775.00
- Pack Size: 1 x 4.2L
- Status: IB
- Quantity: 10
- ETA: June 2019