Whisky Review: Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1989 #13005 Summer 2018

Style: Sherry and Herbal Nose: Powerful peppermint spice followed a deep, luscious sherry aroma. Raisins, plums, umeboshi stacking on top of malt sponge cake. Light brown sugar coating, camphor and eucalyptus forming a sweet herbal front. A bit tight though. Overripe kumquat beaming at the back. An oaky brush underlining it. Palate: Sherry malt manifest…

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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1989 #13004 Winter 2015

Style: Sherry and Spicy Nose: Begins with a good dose of Glenfarclas Sherry goodness – Black currants, Christmas cake, figs, meat loaf supplemented by peppermint and a pinch of dry, black pepper, all sweet and spicy. Digging deeper we have tiny stone fruit chunks embedded in a hefty malt cake, followed by some dark fruits,…

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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas 2008 1st Fill Sherry Hogshead selected and bottled for Whisky & Wisdom Edition 2

Style: Sherry and Spicy Nose: Sweet cherries, dark chocolate, Christmas cake, cranberries… Ahhh all the sherry goodness… Flipping to the spicy side, ginger shreds, nutmeg, cinnamon bark and plenty of black peppercorn supporting the sweetness. Around the core we have some comfortable floral side notes, blueberries, lifting up the minty lid, a dense malt is…

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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1987 Bottled for Shinanoya to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Silence Bar

Style: Fruity, Sherry and Refined Nose: Rich plums and blackberries waltzing in gracefully, a light creamy and peppermint touch to lift the aroma. Rich, but gentle. Raw almonds and mango sorbet slipping under, a handful of dried raspberries and cranberries scattered around casually. A more steady malt biscuit notes emerge. Quite nice. Palate: Quite similar…

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Dram Review: Glenfarclas Distilled 1974

[43.0%・25 Years Old・Distilled in 1974・Bottled in 2000・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 2732 Bottles] Nose: A rater introverted nose, lemony with some freshly shaved oak.  Fresh strawberries sprinkled with icing sugar to set a rather refreshing vibe. Palate & Finish: Strawberry jam and air dried strawberries with a hint of malt as the dram grows more acidic,…

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Dram Review: Simon Brown Glenfarclas Distillery (Distilled in October 1970)

[46.0%・Distilled in 1970・Bottled in 2008・Simon Brown Traders Bottling・Single Cask Release] Nose: The nose is breathtaking, dark cherries and fine mahogany conveying that aged goodness.  Aged leather and brown sugar wrapped around and laced over a fascinating rice fragrance.  Moist fruit cake brushed with blueberry jam as traces of well seasoned wood sips out. Palate and…

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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas Aged 40 Years

Style: Sherry and Dignified oak Nose: Starts with tobacco skin and dark cherry, the aroma carries a nice weight. Massive dark-red fruits expanding quickly, prunes, a wee bit of plum wine, black liquorice contributes some sweet earthiness, followed by a more elusive copper and meaty tone. Firm malt cake sitting deep at the core. Palate:…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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