Dram Review: Glenfarclas Team

[46.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2014・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 6000 Bottles]

Nose:

The nose is young with a settled oiliness to it.  Apricots and Cadbury’s Chocolate with a hint of lime peels and a layer of fragrant barley.  The toasted barley note gradually thickens in time, it’s as if one is standing in front of a working mill.

Palate & Finish:

The delivery is on the basic side, zesty orange combines with a youthful maltiness.  Milk chocolate sips out along with wood chips that have been coated with a brush of buttery caramel, and it all leads to a short malty finish.

Thoughts:

It’s on paper a Glenfarclas and it is stated to have been “matured in Sherry casks”.  But unfortunately this is not a great representation of either, it appears to be on the young side with mostly refill Sherry influence.. certainly a curious choice as an “intro to the distillery” release..

-Nicholas