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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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1978 Spring 2015 #746

Style: Fruity and Floral Nose: Mellow, charming floral aroma on the nose. White flower nectar lightly buttered by warm caramel sauce. A trace of walnut. Peppermint spices pick up momentum as chilli flakes soaring up high. Deeper sits the sweetness of quince paste and strawberry jam. Pistachios and malt syrup towards the end. Palate: Strawberry…

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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1990 #1276

Style: Light and Delicate Nose: A light burnt match smoke tint reveals delicious baked dark cherry pie on the nose. Fresh green apple spices, aroma oily and rich. Incredibly refined tone to almost perfect smoothness, round and sweet. Red apples and roasted almonds, traces of slight overburnt gunpowder. Poached pears and syrup water mashing with…

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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas Special Relase 2007 Selected by and Bottled for “Whisky & Wisdom”

Style: Young and Complex Nose: Distinct ginger shreds tapping at the front with a big bite of chocolate mud cake. A few minutes the dram blossoms with tasty raisins and dried apricots aroma. Tea fruit cake undertone buoyed up by a pinch of clover and cinnamon spice. Palate: Rich dark plums and raisins load the…

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Dram Review: Glenfarclas 2015 Christmas Malt Whisky Edition

[51.5%・24 Years Old・Distilled in 1990・Bottled in 2015・Cask No. 7089・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release of 284 Bottles] Glenfarclas has been one of the few distilleries that was able to keep up with the soaring demands during the early stages of this whisky boom; but even then, it has become somewhat of a rare sight to spot a…

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Dram Review: Glenfarclas 9 Years Old Single Cask selected by Whisky & Wisdom

I suppose whisky writers, and whisky enthusiasts for that matter, have all dreamt about bottling their own whiskies at some point. So firstly, congratulations are in order, AD you have continued to inspire, this time not with your writing but with a spectacular offering. This particular whisky here was distilled in 1997, matured in a first filled sherry…

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