Dram Review: The Whisky Fair Speyside Region Aged 42 Years

[53.4%・42 Years Old・Distilled in 1969・Bottled in 2011・The Whisky Fair Bottling・Single Cask Release of 156 Bottles]

Nose:

A powerful dose of toasted cereal and muesli with generous amount of barley and spices that’s rather striking.  Dried mango slices as more vanilla and toasted marshmallow get released in time.

Palate & Finish:

Dark chocolate and dried fruits, a powerful sweetness with some input from blood oranges, the oily sweetness grow stronger until a drying oak infused malty injection intervenes.

The syrupy mouthfeel continues with some bitter dried spices together and hints of liquorice and dried fruits.

Thoughts:

Quite a powerful dram even after four decades, Glenfarclas perhaps? Not that far off from scoring a star..

✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]

-Nicholas