Glenfarclas to release 25 YO quarter-cask
Glenfarclas is to release a limited edition quarter-cask bottling, which combines 10 of the distiller’s last remaining quarter casks, the youngest of which is 25 years old.
Bottled at cask strength of 42.4%, the 10 casks only yielded 900 bottles, which will be offered worldwide with a retail price between £265 and £285.
Quarter casks used to be a common sight in the Glenfarclas warehouses, however very few now remain.
Quarter casks are so called as they contain a quarter of the volume of a traditional sherry butt, which is approximately 125 litres.
Smaller casks mean more spirit is in contact with the wood ensuring the contents mature faster, but also lose more of the liquid than larger hogsheads (250l) or butts (500l).
Glenfarclas sales director George Grant described the 25 year old quarter cask as having a nose of honeycomb with a note of sherry and a taste of dark bitter chocolate, light ginger, caramel and treacle pudding topped with vanilla custard as well as a touch of apple on the finish.