Whisky Review: Glenfarclas 9 Years Old “Whisky & Wisdom” Single Cask

Tasting Notes:

Glenfarclas 9 Years Old Single Cask- Exclusively Bottled for “Whisky & Wisdom” ☆

Style: Young and Complex


Distinct ginger shreds tapping at the front with a big bite of chocolate mud cake. A few minutes the dram blossoms with tasty raisins and dried apricots aroma. Tea fruit cake undertone buoyed up by a pinch of clover and cinnamon spice.


Rich dark plums and raisins load the palate with incredible juiciness! Chocolate fruit cake with healthy wood shavings dusted on top. Youthful character gives the malt a dazzling display. Spice charges full on, ginger and hints of clover and nutmeg to give a balancing touch. Figs and chocolate sauce jumps in and extend the length of the whisky all the way to finish.


Spice sparkles, sweet chocolate tart finish with grapes and refined malt.


A delicious and intriguing Glenfarclas. While many first-filled sherry casks are very overpowering, instead, this single cask offered a great complexity with different elements breathing neatly in the dram. Other than layers of juicy sherry notes – fresh oak, malt and spices have plenty to offer. Youthful with massive character, very enjoyable.
(2016/60.5%/NCF/NC/OB/LR/252 Bottles/Cask Number 1845)


You can read about Nicholas’ thoughts of the dram here.