Whisky Review: Glenfarclas Aged 15 Years (circa 2006)

Style: Sweet and Creamy

Nose:
Roasted pop corn dipped into creamed honey. A faint hint of tropical fruits, coconut and pepper spice. More gentle malty notes coming out at the back. Smooth and harmonious.

Palate:
At the first sip a quick rush of raisin sweetness combined with some fresh oaky noted to create a delicious roast marshmallows theme, yum yum! Subtle tannins danced for a short while and invited more spicy notes to give a really good texture. Some fuzzy, juicy malt comes in towards the end.


Finish:
Aftertaste of bonfire roasted marshmallows, the milky sweetness is so chewy and won’t go away. Some touches of raisins, chocolate and toasted almonds to make the finish more flavorful.


Thoughts:
Clean, crisp honey juicy sweet profile created by a number of subtle elements with good complexity as well as striking the right balance. In Glenfarclas 15, it is not only fresh but also elegant. Great daily whisky that I can always go back to it.

(46% •  circa 2006 • Original Bottling • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • General Release)

-Esmond