The Glenfarclas 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve has finally been revealed, completing the Glenfarclas Pagoda series. The offering comes in jewel encrusted Glencairn crystal decanters.
It’s a wonderful, yet sad end to one of the world’s most prestigious series of Single Malt Whiskies, which has been five years in the making.
The Glenfarclas 63 Year Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve completes the critically acclaimed Pagoda Reserve Trilogy, comprising some of the rarest whiskies currently available, as well as the 62 Year Old Ruby Pagoda Reserve released earlier this year.
The Sapphire Reserve comes in three editions: a limited edition silver that features 180 700ml bottles, prices at £23,783 ($29,500 USD); a 63 bottle run of 1.5L Magnums, priced £50,964 ($62,250 USD); and 45 bottles of a Collector’s Edition Gold, which is 1.5L Magnums, priced £56,060 ($69,580 USD).
Glencairn Crystal Studio has designed all of the decanters for the Pagoda Reserve Series, which add significantly to the price tags. The Pagoda Sapphire Reserve decanter marks the irst time that the company has created glassware featuring sapphires The front age statement on each decanter is embedded with 36 sapphires to construct the number 63, highlighting the age of the Whisky. Chinese Guardian lions are featured on the sides of the decanter and are engraved and infilled with a rich dark blue colour to match the blue crystal Pagoda shaped stopper.
The Glenfarclas Pagoda Series takes its inspiration from the pagoda style kiln invented by Charles Doig more than 130 years ago. The Speyside Distillery decommissioned its Pagoda Kiln in 1972 and the Pagoda Series pays tribute to this relic of malt whisky production of the past.
Scott Davidson, Glencairn’s new product development director, commented: “We are incredibly proud of our work on the Glenfarclas Pagoda Series and believe we have delivered some of our finest and most exceptional crystal cut decanters to date.
“It has been an absolute joy to work on this project as it has given us the chance to incorporate valuable gemstones into our decanters for the first time. Each and every decanter created is a truly unique work of art to honour the quality of the whisky inside. ”