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Staff Pick

Glenfarclas Astor Family Cask Scotch Whisky - 1989

Item # 32653 750mL
$249.96/ Single Bottle
$1499.76/ Case of 6
Vintage
Country
Region
ABV
57.40%
Producer

Tasting Notes

Following up on our previous 2001 Family Cask, we are thrilled to offer a 1989 vintage single cask of Glenfarclas Single Malt aged for 25 years and bottled at a natural strength of 57.4% ABV. Glenfarclas is the only distillery left that produces malt exclusively on direct fire copper pot stills. These whiskies have a boldness of flavor that sets them apart from the rest of the Speyside pack. The whisky here is divine. Notes include Amaretto cookies, poached pears, Honeycrisp apples, worn leather, dried grass, bonfire, pecans, caramel, and more. Don't miss the chance to taste a divine whisky from one of Scotland's most important producers.


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Staff Pick Notes

The perfect gift for the whiskey drinker who thinks s/he has everything. Glenfarclas is family owned with direct fired stills making classic Speyside single malt that is rich and complex without being esoteric. This entire cask was bottled for us at Astor so you are giving a truly unique and special present. I just hope your recipient is as generous with a taste as you are will be if you give this as a gift. Perfect for anyone who was born or married or anyone who considers 1989 a special year.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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