Glenfarclas mature their malts in traditional dunnage warehouses, where they have stock dating back to 1952. In true Speyside style, their whisky is heavily influenced by the use of ex-sherry cask maturation. The 10-year-old is a light and sweet dram that finishes on notes of spicy Christmas cake.
Appearance: Bright gold.
Nose: Woody oak, vanilla with stewed red fruit.
Taste: Oily candied orange peel and raisins leading to warming cinnamon.
Finish: Fruitcake and Christmas spice.
Overall: Big well defined full flavours for such a young bottling.
A great starting point for anyone getting into scotch. Also, it’s always extra satisfying drinking a good malt from an independent family-run distillery, you get that warm fuzzy feeling deep down inside.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Glenfarclas 10 you could also try Dalwhinnie 15, Arran 10 or Cragganmore 12.
Scotch whisky is a very broad category consisting of various styles, regions and production methods. It is unclear whether Ireland or Scotland was the first to produce whisky but it is likely that the practice became common in both countries concurrently. It is commonly thought that the knowledge of distillation was brought to Scotland (and Ireland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Glenfarclas distillery is a Speyside whisky distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
The entry-level age-statement bottling from one of the few remaining family-owned distilleries in Scotland.
Water, Malted Barley, Yeast.