Speyside distillery Glenfarclas has unveiled its 63-Year-Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve which comes in a jewel-encrusted Glencairn hand-blown 30% lead crystal decanter. This fifth and final expression of the Scotch whisky Glenfarclas Pagoda series comes after the launch of the 62-year-old Glenfarclas Pagoda Ruby Reserve back in March this year.
Glenfarclas 63-Year-Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve is offered in three editions: a limited-edition silver featuring 700ml bottles (priced at ($29,500 and limited to 180 units); the 1.5L Magnums (priced at $62,250 and limited to 63 units); and the Collector’s Edition Gold of the 1.5L Magnums (priced at 69,580 USD and limited to 45 units).
The latest release from the Speyside distiller is housed in Glencairn’s first decanter to encase hand-mounted gemstones. The front age statement features 35 sapphires to form the number 63 on the front. The sides of the decanter feature Chinese Guardian lions on the sides, painted with a dark blue color to compliment the sapphires and the blue crystal pagoda-shaped stopper.
“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,” said Scott Davidson, Glencairn’s new product development director.
“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 is a truly unique work of art to honour the quality of the whisky inside,” he added.
Glenfarclas 63-Year-Old Pagoda Sapphire Reserve is available for purchase on the company’s official website.