Dram Review: Glenfarclas Springs

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

Nose:

Lime twists and toasted almonds.  Honey glazed leg ham and stone fruits.  The nose conveys a typical refill Sherry influence and is not overly complex at all.

Palate & Finish:

In contrast to the lighter notes on the nose, the delivery oozes of caramel.  Molten white chocolate with plenty of barley sugar and a splash of spices and minerals as the raisin sweetness is laid out.

The finishing is simple and non-challenging, with a hint of vanilla sugar.

Thoughts:

It’s important for me to bear in mind that this series is really aimed at introducing Glenfarclas to the German market at an affordable rate.  The Springs is a much sweeter iteration on the palate of the three, a reflection of consumer preference perhaps.
-Nicholas