Dram Review: Glenfarclas Passion

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

Nose:

Candied ginger, almond butter and fine vanilla grain.  Give the dram some time to breathe and the bright fruity notes are released along with the toffee treacle.  The malt then returns for a seamless visit.

Palate & Finish:

Golden honey sweetened further by the natural sweetness of barley sugar.  The toffee note adds a chewiness to the affair with a couple drops of fruit nectar that provide a soothing follow through, complimented lightly by the spices.

Traces of fructose lingering for a wee while in the finish.  It’s rather wonderful.

Thoughts:

A simple but delightful Glenfarclas that showcases genuine distillate and refill cask characters in a coherent manner.  Certainly a bang for the buck at the price point when it came out in Germany.

This is perhaps a coincidence but the release with both Mr. Grant on the label is by far the best expression from the Legend of Speyside series.. albeit they are all quite similar..

-Nicholas