Archive for the ‘ Glenfarclas ’ Category
Incredibly sweet honey, untainted oak (seriously, this is like a new oak cask). Tart orange zest. Once the dram has warmed in the hand a little some tropical fruit comes through, maybe some over-ripe pineapple and some balancing spice – cloves?
Surprisingly young flavours for a 23yo. A nice dram but not with the level of complexity or power i’d expect from a single cask Glenfarclas.
Happy 6 month anniversary to me!
Glenfarclas 25yo to celebrate
What a nose! Sherry brings deep dark fruit cake, brandy, plum pudding, mulled wine and oak.
The palate is a little more circumspect, it needs to be studied. Fruity, spicy, some fudge, some honey, maybe a teeny whiff of sweet smoke?
Very nicely balanced, a beautiful delivery but the finish, whilst flavoursome with hazelnuts, vanilla and some dark chocolate is actually a little lacking in depth and body.
A good dram but it could have been so much better. This isn’t my bottle, it’s a dram from Malmaison in Aberdeen and i wonder how long it’s been open. I’ve heard great things about this whisky but it’s a wee bit of a let-down.
175th Anniversary Glenfarclas tonight.
Bottled to celebrate the anniversary of the distillery, there is whisky from each decade from the 50′s (the oldest cask they have, a ’52) to now.
Young sweet sherry, vanilla and red apples on the nose, a bit of a surprising combination actually.
On the palate it’s spicy with lots of orange and old dusty leather. That’ll be the older sherry casks then.
A really interesting dram but not one I immediately fall in love with.
Sure a few more drams will do the trick though (they did last night, I had 4 or 5 generous measures of that bunnahabhain and by the time I went to bed it was easily a 4/5…)
An early dram today.
Glenfarclas 10yo cask-strength (60%)
I’m going to a stag do in Edinburgh this weekend and we stopped in Oddbins to pick up some drink for the train.
I don’t have any Glenfarclas in my collection so it seemed a good enough reason to go for it…
A lovely deep golden red mahogany colour.
On the nose it’s all about the stewed fruit, imagine making blackberry, cherry and plum jam…it smells exactly like that.
Toffee, honeycomb and rum’n'raisin Orkney fudge on the palate, it’s sweet and chewy and very powerful.
Water doesn’t actually improve it that much, it becomes lighter, sweeter, more chocolatey.
I think I prefer it neat.
A worthy dram, if not an exciting one.