Halo Single Malt Mates,
When I was in my salad days (inexperienced) as a whisky educator, I thought Glenfarclas sounded funny. How juvenile of me. Having visited the distillery and owning a thirty, I have since seen the error of my ways.
Thus I can share with you the nothing funny about Glenfarclas, and how great the expressions are.
Here is a new one:
Glenfarclas 2007 Marriage of Casks
Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange, this 2007 Glenfarclas has been aged in a pair of sherry casks. A subtle and refined style of sherried Glenfarclas, this has notes of raisins, nutmeg,sherry and fruity chocolate.
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This is clearly a collectable and with only a few bottles available they didn’t bother to give us tasting notes. Maturing whisky in one or two sherry casks sends me into raptures.
Here are tasting notes from a similarly aged and matured in sherry Glenfarclas:
Staff Tasting Notes
Nose: A fresh bouquet of pears, raspberries, strawberries and other summer fruits, which is nicely complemented by the growing presence of fresh apples.
Palate: Just like the nose, a fusion of green apple skins, ripe pears and juicy berries, underpinned by a fresh summery grassiness. It’s got a long, fresh finish
Here’s tae the heath, the hill and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather
A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones!
Your Scotch Spirit Master