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Glenfarclas 1975 SMWS 1.1

Lot: 6160444
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Glenfarclas 1975 SMWS 1.1

Winning Bid: £10,500
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 41 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glenfarclas
Vintage: 
1975
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
SMWS
Bottled Strength: 
54%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glenfarclas 1975 SMWS 1.1 

So very rarely seen at auction, this is an incredible opportunity to own the very first release from the now famous society.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was founded in 1983 by a group of friends lead by tax accountant Phillip ‘Pip’ Hills as a private members club. The concept behind the society was to source casks from all over Scotland which would then be bottled and made available exclusively to its members. Perhaps the most famous feature of these bottles are the unique codes. Each distillery is represented by a different number and the following digits indicate that particular release. That same year, the SMWS set up its first location in Leith’s Vault buildings in Edinburgh where it still stands today.

This whisky was distilled in January 1975 and bottled in August 1983.

Glenfarclas is considered by many to be one of the finest distilleries in Speyside. Its direct-fired stills produce a heavy single malt that is almost exclusively matured in Jerez sherry casks. The distillery focuses on single malt over blends, and a cool microclimate around the distillery that means that their casks are particularly stingy to the "angels," resulting in an incredible depth of stock. Glenfarclas also feel they share some credit for the modern day love of cask strength whisky, introducing their acclaimed 105 proof expressions back in 1968.

 

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