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Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Mark C » 12 Mar 2010, 01:38

Glenfarclas are bringing out a new 40yo to add to the range, I believe on the 23rd of this month. It's no frills, standard tube, no fancy packaging etc. The price will put all the over-inflated bottlings going around to shame.



















Around £300. No, I didn't forget a zero.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby r900p » 12 Mar 2010, 10:46

Wow that is good value i could buy it now keep it for 15 years and drink on my 40th, never dreamt i'd would possibly be able to afford a 40yr old.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby MacDeffe » 12 Mar 2010, 16:28

Search and you will find

last Autumn I found a 1967 42year Tamdhu for 92£(ish) at a wine shop in London called uncorked (and me that prefer screwcaps..)

Karuizawa 1967 42yr was "just" 250£ at TWE but sold out in hours

Black Bull 40yr is 122£ right now at Single Malts Direct http://www.singlemaltsdirect.com/shop.p ... ll&id=2114

Royal Mile got 40year Strathisla for 113£ http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/produc ... ears%20Old

If you get to Elgin, try have a look in GandM's shop. They do have a lot of old and "cheap" whisky, some bottled under secret names like MacPhails, Glen Gordon, Glen Avon but also quite a few with the right distillery name on them. I remember seing many bottlings 80-150£ around 40years old or so

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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Duffer.dk » 12 Mar 2010, 20:29

I am a huge Glenfarclas fan, but I will NEVER pay that kind of money for a bottle. Just imagine that most of that (over)priced whisky will land on a shelf and probably never be drunk.
Anyway, a good (and cheap) 40-year old - Strathisla by G&M can be found at 99,95 £. And yes - it is only 43%...
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Mark C » 12 Mar 2010, 21:11

I think if that's sitting on a shelf next to a Manager's Choice Oban for the same price there will be only one winner.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby WhiskyNotes » 13 Mar 2010, 08:54

I've tried the Glenfarclas 40yo while it was still a work in progress. I can't say much about the end result, and my sample certainly needed a bit of tweaking, but I'm confident it won't disappoint Glenfarclas fans. Indeed even more so when you think of the relatively low price. I was told they would go for an even lower price though.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby 13th » 17 Mar 2010, 17:46

https://www.lfw.co.uk/infosheets/Glenfiddich40.pdf

Surely not this? £1700, which is more than the old 40yo... thats actually discounted to £1350 somewhere. Parkers Whisky i think it was?

theres a douglas laing Glenfarclas 40yo for 199.99 too... thats a bit more palatable, on the wallet at least.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby WhiskyNotes » 17 Mar 2010, 18:25

This is a £1700 Glenfiddich! We're talking about Glenfarclas.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Duffer.dk » 19 Mar 2010, 17:19

It seems like I (we) are going to taste the new 40-yo at SoS:
http://www.spiritofspeyside.com/event_d ... ?event=760
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby peaty001 » 22 Mar 2010, 17:36

You could also try an Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing 'Speyside's Finest' bottling that I am reliably informed is Glenfarclas. There are still some kicking around at 40 (1968) and 43 (1965) years old for around £120 GBP and at 50% alcohol to boot.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby 13th » 26 Mar 2010, 14:39

Apologies, I think i need my eyes tested.

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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Peat Sampras » 26 Mar 2010, 20:56

peaty001 wrote:You could also try an Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing 'Speyside's Finest' bottling that I am reliably informed is Glenfarclas. There are still some kicking around at 40 (1968) and 43 (1965) years old for around £120 GBP and at 50% alcohol to boot.



Glenfarclas seems to be the Speyside Caol Ila when it comes to hauling out stuff for mystery malts.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby bobbyb » 05 Apr 2010, 21:25

I'm sure that G&M have a 40 yr old Glenfarclass in the secret stills series around £120.00.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby cuhp » 07 Apr 2010, 15:59

bobbyb wrote:I'm sure that G&M have a 40 yr old Glenfarclass in the secret stills series around £120.00.


If it is Secret Stills 2.2 you are talking about I am pretty sure that's a Cragganmore:

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-6440.aspx :)
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby bobbyb » 07 Apr 2010, 20:41

Appologies that looks like the same bottle will check again this weekend.
Seen the Ballindaloch estate mentioned on the label and asked at the counter if it was Glenfarclas,moral, never blindly trust a sales assistant always check. ::oops: :roll:
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Mark C » 20 Apr 2010, 12:16

Here it is. Coming out on 29th April 2010, RRP £350.

George Grant’s tasting notes for this new expression read: ‘The nose is reminiscent of relaxing in an old leather armchair, while eating walnuts and chocolate-covered raisins. It has a sweet initial taste – orange segments dipped in liquid chocolate – then a lovely flavour of burnt brown sugar at the back of the mouth. The dry finish oozes big tannins and more rich dark cocoa beans. Let this whisky breathe a little or add a drop or two of water to fully open up the dram.’

Glenfarclas 40 Years Old will be formally launched on the 29th April 2010, with a consumer tasting at the distillery during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Places at this unique tasting, hosted by George Grant, are available to book via the festival’s website.

Glenfarclas 40 Years Old is presented in the Glenfarclas amber bottle and a ruby gift tube, with a design akin to the Glenfarclas 10 Years Old. By deliberately not over-packaging this old whisky, J. & G. Grant are able to offer the Glenfarclas 40 Years Old at a competitive UK recommended retail price of GBP 350.00. As George Grant explained, ‘Compared to other whiskies of a similar age, this has been priced to open and enjoy.’

For those looking to try before purchasing a bottle, The Coburg Bar at the Connaught Hotel, in London’s Mayfair, and the Mash Tun Pub in Aberlour, Speyside, are already offering drinkers the chance to enjoy this exceptional whisky by the dram.


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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby The Craw » 22 Apr 2010, 10:48

£255 at TWE:
http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-11885.aspx

As mentioned upthread by Peaty, how about a keenly priced alternative from RMW 'Probably Speyside's Finest' by DL: http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/produc ... 0000000671

I'd like to be able to afford either but no can do - thank goodness for Sainsburys tho :roll:
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby The Craw » 22 Apr 2010, 20:44

My that's inflation.... now £299 at TWE :?
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby rjk » 23 Apr 2010, 11:33

Leither wrote:My that's inflation.... now £299 at TWE :?


The same thing has happened on LFW, it was £255 yesterday and now its £295. RMW also has if at £255 but this is an introductory price and the RRP is £300.

It seems a case of each of the retailers setting the price at £255 after seeing what the other one was doing but then realising they could sell it for more, or priced it wrongly, have stuck the price up.

Strange, any suggestions?
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby kallaskander » 26 Apr 2010, 11:00

Hi there,

nope.

Glenfarclas wanted to state an example with that bottling.

Many others in the whole of the whisky industry will be more than a bit p***** .

But even in their eyes 250.- was selling the 40yo below value.

So they asked retailers not to sell it too much below 300.-.

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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Muddy Mouth » 26 Apr 2010, 12:39

kallaskander wrote:Glenfarclas wanted to state an example with that bottling.

Many others in the whole of the whisky industry will be more than a bit p***** .


I hope this is true.

I am going to have a lot of trouble talking myself out of one of these. It's out of my price range, but this almost seems to good to be true. An ultra-aged Scotch, from one of my top 5 distilleries which has a reputation for generally ageing well?
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Pete Smoke » 29 Apr 2010, 21:00

Serge from Whisky fun has just rated it - hes very impressed, "Very well composed and worth its fair price, no doubt about that." 5 star - 91pts.
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby C57 » 29 Apr 2010, 21:27

I have to wonder why I would pay £300 fo4 a Serge 91 point whisky, when there are so many that are much cheaper nd, if you go by his scores, better?
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Pete Smoke » 29 Apr 2010, 21:45

C57 wrote:I have to wonder why I would pay £300 fo4 a Serge 91 point whisky, when there are so many that are much cheaper nd, if you go by his scores, better?

I know, scoring is an odd concept, especially when it comes down to a difference of a few points, but they can be useful at times. I would be annoyed if i spent £300 on a bottle that had detectable flaws, so at least on this occasion there shouldn't be any. Would this score give more people the confidence to buy? Probably. ( Not me - i'm interested in the notes - especially as i'm not buying )
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Re: Glenfarclas 40yo

Postby Muddy Mouth » 29 Apr 2010, 23:03

C57 wrote:I have to wonder why I would pay £300 fo4 a Serge 91 point whisky, when there are so many that are much cheaper nd, if you go by his scores, better?


To me, once he gets in the 90's it's a matter of splitting hairs. I've had some he's ranked in the low 90's, some in the mid range (nothing above 94 or 95) and it's all aces to me. His palatte is clearly superior to mine.

I'm going to wait until Hansell reviews it to really start thinking about it. Generally if they both rate it 90+, it's an extremely safe bet for me.

Also just got news of a promotion at work (accidently got copied on an email to my boss) so I've got an excuse!
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