First Impression: Glenfarclas 2015 Christmas Malt Whisky Edition

Glenfarclas has been one of the few distilleries that was able to keep up with the soaring demands during the early stages of this whisky boom; but even then, it has become somewhat of a rare sight to spot a recent bottling of a 24 year old single sherry cask, such as this one exclusively bottled for The Whisky Hoop.It’s a bit reserved on the nose, but with time comes cinnamon stalks and bright red natural cherries getting crushed. Vanilla grain and zesty oranges in the mix as well.

Freshly pitted cherries and soothing honey water on the palate. Fresh cream paired with finely cut orange peels prepared for an old fashioned. The dry run like spices cut through to reveal a more traditional sherry hogshead inspired raisin note.

It mellows out into a warm finish of milk chocolate and liquor cured oranges.

This is a dram bottled for Christmas and whomever is lucky enough to get a wee nip must have been very good indeed.

– Nicholas