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 9 Years Old “Whisky & Wisdom” Single Cask

Tasting Notes: Glenfarclas 9 Years Old Single Cask- Exclusively 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…

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First Impression: Glenfarclas 2015 Christmas Malt Whisky Edition

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 recent bottling of a 24 year old single sherry cask, such as this one exclusively…

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Whisky Review: Glenfarclas Aged 15 Years (circa 2006)

Style: Sweet and Creamy Nose: Roasted pop corn dipped into creamed honey. A faint hint of tropical fruits, coconut and pepper spice. More gentle malty notes coming out at the back. Smooth and harmonious. Palate: At the first sip a quick rush of raisin sweetness combined with some fresh oaky noted to create a delicious roast…

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