A distillery that most drinkers know and love, this is another classic bottling from the Elder Statesman of Highland whisky. The title of this whisky might mystify at first, it is in fact a reference to the amount that John Grant purchased the distillery for way back in 1865. £511 19 shillings and no pence might strike you as a bargain for such a top-class distillery, but it was only the careful supervision of the Grant family, who continue to own and manage the distillery to this day, that established it in such an enviable position. This bottling is an excellent reflection of the distillery’s history, being a classic Glenfarclas, with a mostly first-fill sherry maturation. Whilst non-age-stated, this whisky has a well-aged profile, with the nose serving up notes of Christmas cake, sherry, milk chocolate and toffee. The palate is dense with almonds, cocoa, toffee, and full dried fruit flavours of prune and raisins. The finish is long lingering, with a good toasted woodspice profile and a little heat. All the flavours benefit from being bottled at the slightly higher ABV of 43%. A cracking bottling that will appeal to fans of sherried malts.