The Glenfarclas 1953 Queen’s Coronation Decanter


One of only 40  decanters worldwide available in our whisky shop:

The Glenfarclas 1953 Queen’s Coronation Decanter /51,1% /-  Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne upon the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952 and was proclaimed Queen shortly thereafter. As tradition dictated that an appropriate period of mourning should be observed for the preceding sovereign, the coronation was held more than a year later on June 2, 1953. To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the coronation in 2013 Specialty Drinks Ltd. with cooperation of Glenfarclas Distillery released a limited edition of 60 crystal decanters filled with 1953 single sherry cask Glenfarclas. It is arguably the rarest and most collectible release from the distillery. (Official tasting notes).

Nose: at first concentrate dark fruit, macadamia nuts and orange liqueur. Baked apples and raisins develop in the glass for a more subtle style of whisky, while shiitake mushrooms, autumn leaves and sandalwood add a wonderful savory aspect. Spiced cake and dried fruit provide balancing sweetness.

Palate: an initial launch into clove studded oranges and mulled wine with fragrant Arabica coffee, dark rum and umami. The flavors then lighten and lead towards an explosion of fruit – ripe mango and guava are balanced by grapefruit and juicy mandarin. Behind this gentle honey sweetness and barley sugar combine with ground nutmeg and cinnamon to give complex and rounded body. Given time, tarragon and cedar wood compliment leafy mint and cooked blackberries.

Finish: soft orchard fruit and bread pudding linger on the palate, with touches of hazelnut, fresh mint and citrus leaving you ready for another sip.