Whisky Review – Glenfarclas 1996-2009 13 Year Old

It’s almost end of year and 2015 is peeping in and the mandatory end of year summary posts (which I’ll do mine later this week) are already pouring in. But before I sit down and write it, how about another festive dram review? Here’s a youngish Glenfarclas for you, a 13 year old, distilled in 1996 and bottled 2009. It’s a vatting of 12 casks: 680-684, 1488, 7024-7029 which yielded 6000 bottles at 46%.

Glenfarclas mastered the sherried whiskies business and this one isn’t out of line.

Whisky Review – Glenfarclas 1996 13 Year Old (46%)

SAMSUNGNose: Fresh and young nose but not too young as there’s no evident new make notes. It’s sherried to the max and very sugary sweet but not overly so.  Strawberry, cinnamon and there’s some bitterness that hides below all that sweet sherry.

Palate: Less sweet than on nose and more mature with espresso bitterness and chocolate, blackberries &  strawberry, cinnamon and oak wood.

Finish: Medium length with oak wood spices, espresso grounds, berries and cinnamon.

Thoughts: Another solid sherried Glenfarclas. Can’t really complain here, another good festive dram. Slainte!

(Thanks Michael for sharing it!)


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