Glenfarclas 105 22

Alright, so every so often there’s a limited edition that catches my eye. Distillery bottlings command a premium, getting something that is worth it (and actually limited to some degree) is tough, you’re hoping it’s worth it, and all that. Glenfarclas has brought out 105 a few times before. I, for one, am typically interested in it, simply because it’s a stronger strength, it’s not… Continue reading Glenfarclas 105 22

Probably Speyside’s Finest 41 1967 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

When approaching these advent calendars, one thinks “Yeah, it’ll be fun to have a dram a day.” And unless you typically have just one whisky each night (or morning, no judging, some of us work nights), it seems doable. However, around Advent Day #9, I started realizing that I take breaks. Add to that the idea of posting these the day that you try them,… Continue reading Probably Speyside’s Finest 41 1967 Old Malt Cask Douglas Laing

Glenfarclas 35 1981 Port Cask Matured IV

When one thinks of a cat, they think of it being a calm animal that sleeps. However when someone trains a cat, that’s a surprise. It’s different. Thus we take note. When one thinks of Glenfarclas, one thinks of sherry casks. Among Glenfarclas, Aberlour, and Macallan, Sherry screams from the rooftop. Not literally, otherwise drinking it would be inhuman and frightening. So when something is… Continue reading Glenfarclas 35 1981 Port Cask Matured IV

Glenfarclas 17

Glenfarclas 17, 43% ABV, $130 CAD Nose: Red plums, oak, fresh floral, citrus, lemon peel, Smuckers strawberry jam. Taste: Plums, bitter chocolate, chocolate orange, raisins, malt, coffee, and a slight spicyness. Finish: Medium, good viscosity, coffee and chocolate notes linger. Thoughts: It’s bold and fresh at the same time, juicy, with good complexity. Other than the 25 year, this is my favorite expression from the … Continue reading Glenfarclas 17

Speyside 43 1973 The Whisky Agency

I was privileged enough to go to the Toronto Whisky Society’s recent tasting, in which we were able to serve five different high end malts, all of which are available at the Kensington Wine Market, where a member was able to pick it up and bring it back to us. Much like horror movies and going to team training exercises there’s an element of mystery and confusion… Continue reading Speyside 43 1973 The Whisky Agency

Three Glenfarclas Whiskies (20 105, 30, 40)

Thank you to /u/scotchable, /u/tishpickle, and /u/xile_ for these samples, respectively. Glenfarclas has been written about quite a few times. One of two distilleries that, when I try them, I think “So this was in sherry, right?” However unlike Aberlour, they also work in ex-Bourbon, and as such, I usually lean towards Glenfarclas. However there’s some holes in my reviews of the Glenfarclas range, and I felt that needed… Continue reading Three Glenfarclas Whiskies (20 105, 30, 40)

Glenfarclas 25 Re-Review

I was very disappointed with the results in my first Glenfarclas review. The two 50ml samples I purchased from auction (21 and 25 year) didn’t appear to have any evidence of contamination, but after trying this sample from Master of Malt, it’s obvious there were spoiled in some form or another. The Glenfarclas 25 I’m trying here is a completely different whisky. Glenfarclas 25, 43% ABV, … Continue reading Glenfarclas 25 Re-Review

Glenfarclas 40 Year Review

Review 143: Glenfarclas 40yr 40 years 46% Sherry cask Massive thank you to /u/Xile_ for this sample, you are single handedly responsible for every 40+yr whisky I have tried. I’ve been saving this sample for a time when I would be able to really sit down and enjoy it, hopefully it was worth the wait. Nose: Rich. Sherry, dark chocolate, raisins, orange zest, oak, leather, … Continue reading Glenfarclas 40 Year Review

Glenfarclas 21 & 25 year old’s

Glenfarclas 21, 43% ABV, £7.50 (50ml) Nose: Very faint oranges and apples, heavy cream, dust, old books, and some leather. Everything is very mild. Taste: Honey, almonds, soft oak, wet cardboard. Finish: Short, not overly complex, light and mild. Thoughts: What is going on here? This is Glenmorange Original soft. Just really weak and flat. Zero alcohol note, but a pretty basic whisky. Not sure … Continue reading Glenfarclas 21 & 25 year old’s

Glenfarclas 25 Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

Thanks to /u/kinohead for this sample. The names of the following story have been changed, as I don’t actually know their names. It’s a typical day at the Glenfarclas distillery. Jim, head guy, is enjoying some of the new music on his awesome walkman. He gets ready to meet with the head distillery. Sammy, the head of the distillery, enters with Jim’s assistant, Mirabelle. She looks… Continue reading Glenfarclas 25 Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection

Glenfarclas 15 Keg n Cork Barrel Select Single Cask

Thanks to /u/xile_ for these and other samples. He had an order come in. Guess from where? If you guessed he bought it from Keg n Cork, then congrats, you’re still able to read. Congrats. Or this jumble of words are being dictated to you. Or you are just guessing so far. Either way, give yourself a pat on the back. We all know of Glenfarclas… Continue reading Glenfarclas 15 Keg n Cork Barrel Select Single Cask