10 June 2013

Quick Fire Whisky Tasting Notes #12

Glenfarclas Family Cask 2003
Nose: Sherry soaked sultanas, toffee apples, mixed candied peel, orange zest, muscavado sugar, mixed spice, toasted almonds, Waitrose madeira loaf cake, a Divine orange milk chocolate bar, freshly rolled marzipan, charred oak, fennel fronds, a sun-drenched leather wing tip armchair, red candy dummy’s and a stick of rock from a British seaside pier.
Palate: Bassett’s Cherry Drops, Seville orange marmalade, Oloroso sherry, stewed prunes, chocolate coated sultanas, toasted oak, clove and liquorice infused caramel, Hotel Chocolat dark ginger puddles, Toblerone fruit and nut, toffee sauce from a McDonalds ice cream sundae and a ground or two of white pepper.
Finish: A gargantuanly glorious, full on spiced fruitcake of a finish, that lingers and lounges long into the night.
Summary: Yet another fabulously fine and frolicking farclas. The term ‘limited edition’ can be somewhat loosely and over used in the world of whisky to say the least, but on this occasion it's very much the case as their are only 333 bottles available. So you’d better be quick off the mark if you want one!