Glenfarclas Distillery, Ballindalloch, Speyside, Scotland
It is not often that we talk about Glenfarclas here, so today I'm going to go for a classic loved by all, or at least which should be, the 15 year old Glenfarclas, a beautiful little dram loaded to the brim with juicy sherry!
The distillery was founded in 1836 and has six stills, which are among the largest in Speyside. The warehouses have more than 68 barrels in aging, including barrels dating from 000.
We're lucky, even after all this time, SAQ We still have a couple of bottles if we know where to look…
As the Catalan painter, sculptor, engraver, scriptwriter and writer of Spanish nationality said so well Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) said so well:
Treat your friends like your paintings: place them in the most favorable light.
Amber orange with sienna.
Grapes, graham crumbs, brown sugar, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, subtle cloves. Juicy and mature sherry. Oak latte dipped in honey.
Fruity and sweet at the start, then the tasty spices of sherry come on board fairly quickly and take us on beautiful hints of wood and raisins. Red wine, cherry and almond frangipane.
Sherry cask and dust on a good length that will keep us warm during the worst storms of January. Cherry and more cherry. Dark chocolate.
A great sherry bomb worthy of the name, and a whiskey to store if only for its price compared to its mention of age.