An extraordinary whisky from one of our very favourite distilleries, Glenfarclas.
The spirit was first released in 2010 to coincide with the Spirit of Speyside festival, and has since become one of the most sought-after drams in its age group.
Glenfarclas doesn’t spend much on marketing or flashy design – nearly everything is reinvested in making the best possible whisky.
This approach reaches its zenith this dram, a glorious offering, which has been aged for no less than four decades in sherry casks.
The dram offers up notes of rich fruit cake and walnut, accompanied by prunes, raisins, sultanas, bitter cocoa, honeyed malt, tobacco, figs, maple syrup, dark oak, leather, rich spice, boiled sweets, creamy coffee, rancio and marmalade.
An astonishing achievement. The dram is bottled at 43% ABV for a little extra body and warmth. Rather pleasingly, the box is designed like the distillery’s famous warehouse doors.
Expensive! I bought a bottle less than a year ago and it was $150 cheaper. Why the mark up?