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

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.
(2016/60.5%/NCF/NC/OB/LR/252 Bottles/Cask Number 1845)

-Esmond

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