Whisky Review: Glenfarclas Special Relase 2007 Selected by and Bottled for “Whisky & Wisdom”

Style: Young and Complex

Nose:

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.

Palate:

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.

Finish:

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

Thoughts:

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.

☆ [Recommended]

[60.5% • 2016 Bottled / 2007 Distilled • Aged 9 Years • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Original Bottling • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Limited Release • 252 Bottles • Cask Number 1845 • *]

-Esmond