Sunday, March 6, 2011

Glenfarclas tasting and dinner

I wanted to put this out there for anyone who is seriously interested in Glenfarclas whisky, or who would like the chance to experience some once-in-a-lifetime scotch samples. Joe Howell from Federal Wine and Spirits in Boston is putting on a Glenfarclas tasting and dinner on Monday, March 14th at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Boston. I've pasted the info below. The cost is $194.99, all inclusive.

While it's pricey, consider that you get a dinner at Ruth's Chris (probably about a $70 value), a bottle of Glenfarclas 17 (~$80 value), and the chance to try some really freaking old whiskies that you will never taste anywhere else. Just a sample of the Glenfarclas 1953 itself is worth the price of the whole event...

I won't be there because I'm coming back from some travel that day, but if you end up going, let me know what you thought. Wish I could make it.

From Joe:

This year Glenfarclas is celebrating its 175th anniversary. For the occasion, we've invited George Grant, director of sales for this Icon of Whisky, to host a whisky dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse on Monday, March 14th. Glenfarclas is one of the last family-owned distilleries in Scotland, going strong for six generations, and we'’re honored to have a member of the family celebrate this momentous achievment with us. We'’ll honor this occasion by tasting some 235 years worth of whisky; what a country! Those lucky enough to attend will be treated to a three-course dinner, end up with a bottle of the Glenfarclas 17 Y.O. signed by Mr. Grant, and will likely hear some great stories. Seating is very limited! Those interested should contact us ASAP (617-367-8605) to reserve a spot. This opportunity is not to be missed; if you've any interest in attending don't hesitate to reserve your place with us that evening or you'’ll surely regret it.

The event will start at 7:30PM at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Boston (45 School St., between Park Street and State Street).

We’'ll taste the following whiskies:

Glenfarclas 1953 45.8% This 54 Y.O. has elegance and finesse. Just precious!!!

Glenfarclas 40 Y.O. 46% Single Malt Scotch Whisky of The Year 2010 from Malt Advocate!!!!

Glenfarclas 1968 35 Y.O. 43% This was Import Whisky of The Year in Malt Advocate a few years back!! Long sold out!!

Glenfarclas 1974 31 Y.O. Cask Strength 57.4% George Grant said this was bottled because I was hounding him for an older cask strength of some 30+ years.
You can add as much water as you like to this one, it swims well!!! This one is also long sold out!

Glenfarclas 25 Y.O 43%

Glenfarclas 21 Y.O. 43%

Glenfarclas 17 Y.O. 43%

Glenfarclas 12 Y.O. 43%

We'’ll also be treated to the following meal:


Veal Osso Buco Ravioli

Steak Two Ways ~ Bleu Cheese Crust & Au Poivre Sauce

Mashed Potatoes

Chocolate Sin Cake

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